Timothy Cobb

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Double Bass

A member of the Sarasota Music Festival faculty since 2000

Bassist Timothy Cobb serves as principal bass for the New York Philharmonic, prior to which he was principal bass of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Mr. Cobb also served as principal bass for the Mostly Mozart festival orchestra for over twenty seasons, as well as principal bass for Valery Gergiev’s “World Orchestra for Peace” which has earned him the designation “Unesco Artist for Peace.”

Mr. Cobb makes regular appearances at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Sarasota Festival and many other chamber festivals throughout the year. He is a past participant in the Marlboro festival and has toured with “Musicians from Marlboro.” Mr. Cobb serves as Bass department chair for the Juilliard School and is a faculty member at the Manhattan School and Purchase College; he also holds the title of “Distinguished Visiting Artist” at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.

Mr. Cobb can be heard on all recordings of the New York Philharmonic after 2014, all Metropolitan Opera recordings between 1986-2012, and on the Naxos label, a series of four Bottesini duo works with bassist Thomas Martin, of London.