Karl David van Hoesen was born in 1926, and died on October 3, 2016.
He was former principal bassoonist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Professor emeritus of the University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music as chair of the Wind, Brass and Percussion Department.
During 1950, Hoesen graduated from the Eastman School of Music in New York, USA, with a bachelor’s degree, From 1950 to 1954,
K. David van Hoesen was the professor of bassoon at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and at the Cleveland Institute of Music (1952–54) after which he joined the Eastman faculty.
Hoesen was also the second bassoonist of the Cleveland Orchestra from 1952-1954.
K. David van Hoesen played the bassoon in the Lake Placid Sinfonietta starting in 1947.
He retired from teaching in 1991.
Karl died in Pittsburgh, PA.
K. David van Hoesen passed away at 90 years old.