Timothy Cobb


    Bassist Timothy Cobb joined the New York Philharmonic as Principal Bass in May 2014, after serving as principal bass of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He maintains a busy schedule of solo and chamber performances outside of the Philharmonic, and has appeared at numerous festivals worldwide including the Marlboro and La Jolla music festivals, as well as touring with the Musicians from Marlboro series. Cobb is also a faculty member of the Sarasota Music Festival.

    Cobb has served as principal bass for Valery Gergiev’s World Orchestra for Peace, an invited group of musicians from around the world who donate their time biannually and perform to promote international harmony. Through his affiliation with the World Orchestra, Cobb has been designated a UNESCO Artist for Peace.

    Timothy Cobb is the bass department chair for The Juilliard School as well as serving on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and Purchase College of the State University or New York.  He is also a distinguished visiting artist for Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. A native of Albany, New York, Timothy Cobb graduated from The Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Roger Scott. While at Curtis, Cobb was a substitute with The Philadelphia Orchestra and in his senior year became a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Georg Solti. Cobb can be heard on all Metropolitan Opera recordings released after 1986, and New York Philharmonic recordings after 2014, as well as on a recording of Giovanni Bottesini’s duo bass music with bassist Thomas Martin on the Naxos label.