Kai Rocke

Kai Rocke
  • HOMETOWN Woodbridge, VA
  • EDUCATION New England Conservatory; Rice University

Rosemary and David Good Fellow

Originally from Virginia, Kai Rocke is currently a Rosemary and David Good fellow with the Minnesota Orchestra. Previously he performed as second bassoon with the New Bedford Symphony and has also performed with various orchestras such as the Atlantic Symphony, Haffner Sinfonietta, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Shreveport Symphony. Rocke received his bachelor’s degree from the New England Conservatory as a student of Greg Henegar and completed his master’s degree at Rice University with Benjamin Kamins, who is also a former member of the Minnesota Orchestra. Rocke has attended festivals such as Spoleto USA, The Music Academy of the West and the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute. His other primary instructors have included Sue Heineman, Lewis Lipnick and David Brundage. In his spare time Rocke enjoys cooking, spending time with friends and family, reading books and playing chamber music.