David Krauss

David Krauss joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as Principal Trumpet in 2001 and occupies the Beth W. and Gary A. Glynn endowed chair. He has performed with James Levine in the MET chamber series at Carnegie Hall and has appeared as guest principal trumpet with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and New York Philharmonic. A native of Long Island, New York, he earned both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School as a student of William Vacchiano and Chris Gekker. He also studied trumpet with James Pandolfi and Wynton Marsalis. David coproduced and played on three recordings featuring the brass section of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and was praised by the American Record Guide both for his “singing tone which is luxurious and inviting” and “effortless handling of difficult runs, trills and soaring tessitura.” He teaches trumpet at Manhattan School of Music, the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, Mannes School of Music at the New School, Queens College, and in the precollege division of the Juilliard School. During the summer, he is the head brass coach and trumpet teacher at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and has his own music program, Berkshire Summer Music, which he cofounded with his wife Kristen.