Timothy Cobb

Distinguished Artist in Residence–double bass

Department: Conservatory of Music

Office location:

International Center

DI 208

Email: tcobb@lynn.edu

Phone: +1 561-237-9001

Fax: +1 561-237-9002

Professional profile

Outside of his duties as principal bass of the Met Orchestra, double bassist Timothy Cobb maintains a busy schedule of chamber collaborations and solo appearances. Recent collaborations include the Guarneri, Emerson and Belcea Quartets, as well as singer Ian Bostridge, pianist Leon Fleischer and actors Leonard Nimoy, Richard Thomas and Alan Alda.

Cobb makes regular appearances with the Met chamber players at both Weill and Zankel halls, as well as numerous concert series' nationwide. Cobb serves as principal bass for the Mostly Mozart Festival, as well as for the St.Bart's Music Festival, St.Barthelemy-French West Indies. Cobb is a past participant in the Marlboro Music Festival, also appearing on tour with the Musicians from Marlboro and has collaborated with numerous artists, ranging from Pinchas Zukerman and Yefim Bronfman to James Levine and Joseph Silverstein. Cobb has appeared with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and many other festivals and concert series throughout the United States and is a faculty member of the Sarasota Music Festival in Sarasota, Florida, where he performs and coaches chamber music each June.

Cobb serves as the double bass department chair for the Juilliard School, as well as serving on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and the Conservatory of Music, Purchase College. His students hold positions, both principal and tutti, in orchestras on five continents, from the United States and Europe to New Zealand and South Africa.

Cobb has been a guest instructor at numerous institutions, including most recently the Royal Guildhall School of Music in London, England The Toho School in Tokyo, Japan and the Longy School in Boston. In July of 2006, Cobb spent two weeks in Brussels, Belgium coaching the double bass section of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas in preparation for their international tour and in January 2007, he joined the FEMUSC Festival in Brazil teaching and performing with double bass students from several South American countries.

Cobb can be heard on all Met recordings after 1985, as well as a 2003 Grammy-nominated recording of 'L'Histoire du Soldat's with the Harmonie Ensemble on Koch records. He is currently recording the two-bass repertoire of Giovanni Bottesini with Thomas Martin, former principal bass of the London Symphony.

Cobb began his studies on the double bass at age seven, was playing professionally at thirteen, and graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Roger Scott. While at Curtis, Cobb was a substitute bassist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and at age 21 joined the Chicago Symphony, becoming one of that orchestra's youngest new appointments. Cobb joined the Met Orchestra in 1986.

Education

B.M., Curtis Institute of Music

Teaching philosophy

Given the enthusiastic, dedicated student who is accepting of the hard work and sacrifice required to become a professional musician, my philosophy begins with a comprehensive technical study of the double bass. All technical work is done in the presence of the study of music

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