School of Arts & Communication: Music
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
Ann Kosanovic-Brown is the principal bassonist with the Corvallis-OSU Symphony orchestra and instructor of bassoon at Oregon State University.
As the first female bassoonist to play with the Berlin Philharmonic (BPO), Kosanovic-Brown toured and performed with the BPO under Herbert Von Karajan, Sir Colin Davis, Zubin Mehta and Klaus Tennstedt. She has been guest principal bassoonist with the Seattle Symphony, Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Eugene Symphony, Tacoma Symphony and the Philharmonic Orchestra, Bavaria. Principal positions have included - Das Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Camerata Salzburg, Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, South Africa; Bellevue Philharmonic, Washington; Oregon Chamber Players, Linfield Chamber Orchestra and the Corvallis Symphony. She has also performed with the Mozarteum Orchestra, Salzburg; Deutsche Oper, Berlin; Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle; and the Oregon Symphony. She was a founding member of the clarinet, bassoon, and piano trio Ensemble Vindobona, which performed a successful recital series at the Seattle Asian Art Museum for seven years.
Additionally, Kosanovic-Brown has performed with the Mozart Bassoon Concerto in Bavaria- conducted and invited by Franz Welser-Most. Other solo appearances include - Capella Salisburgenis, in Salzburg and Vienna; Natal Philhamonic, Durban, SA; Bravo Vancouver Orchestra, Washington; Rainier Symphony, Seattle; Philharmonia Northwest, Seattle; Roundtop Festival Orchestra, Texas; and the Corvallis Symphony. Ann recorded “Partita Concertante” a solo work for bassoon and winds commissioned for her by the Rainier Chamber Winds, Seattle. She has also made numerous solo bassoon recordings for radio broadcast for RIAS in Berlin and the SABC in South Africa.
Kosanovic-Brown completed her undergraduate studies at the Oberlin College/Conservatory of Music, and graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati, Hochschule Mozarteum and the Berliner Philharmonic Academy.
She was appointed to the University of Natal as associate professor of bassoon in Durban, South Africa, and has also taught music minor bassoonists at the Oberlin Conservatory. She has served as a guest lecturer at George Fox University and was invited to teach and perform at the Icicle Creek Summer Music Festival.
Recently, Kosanovic-Brown was invited to perform in the Berliner Philharmonie under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle, for the 40th year celebration concert for the Berliner Philharmonic Academy. Currently an active adjudicator and clinician, Ann also maintains a large private studio.