Collegiate Affiliation

Affiliate Faculty: Contrabassoon

Chicago native Norbert Nielubowski has joined the Minnesota Orchestra twice: in 1987 as second bassoon and in 1993 as contrabassoon.

Nielubowski has extensive chamber music and solo experience, including numerous performances with the local ensemble Musical Offering, at Sommerfest and during the Minneapolis Institute of Art's chamber music series. He has also participated in festivals across the country, including the Strings in the Mountains Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and the Alexandria Festival of the Lakes in Alexandria, Minnesota.

Nielubowski previously served as contrabassoon of the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, as well as principal bassoon of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra and the Contemporary Chamber Players at the University of Chicago. He has worked as a studio musician in Los Angeles and Chicago on various projects, including several motion picture soundtracks. His principal teachers have been Willard Elliot, John Miller and Louis Skinner.