Double bassist Richard Worn has been a member of the SF Contemporary Players since 2002, and also performs extensively with the San Francisco Opera and SF Symphony. With his Worn Chamber Ensemble, founded in 1996, he has performed works for both solo bass and ensemble by such composers as Andriessen, Cage, Harrison, Henze, Revueltas, Scelsi, Varese, and Xenakis. Richard holds degrees in double bass from California State University, Northridge and the New England Conservatory, and currently teaches and provides orchestral coaching at UC Berkeley.