courtesy Osika

courtesy Osika

Geoff Osika

double bass

Geoff Osika owes his musical training to John Schaeffer, former principal bass of the New York Philharmonic, who prepared him to gain acceptance at both The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music after three years of study, and Roger Scott, former principal bass of the Philadelphia Orchestra, who taught him the craft of orchestral bass playing.

After Curtis, Geoff embarked on several years of full-time orchestral positions. From 1992 to 2003, he held positions with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galícia in Spain and the Oregon Symphony.

He is currently principal bass of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, and often performs with the Salastina Music Society. Geoff is also active in the recording industry in Los Angeles playing for motion pictures, TV and on video games. He is adjunct professor of bass at CalState Los Angeles, as well as at La Sierra University.

He spends his summers as the dedicated bass player for the Pageant of the Masters, an annual tradition in Laguna Beach.