Strings & Harp Dept.
Orchestral Performance Program
Principal bass of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Timothy Cobb has been a member of the Orchestral Performance Program faculty at Manhattan School of Music since 1992. Outside of his duties at the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Mr. Cobb maintains a busy schedule of chamber and solo appearances. He has collaborated with many of the leading quartets and has appeared at many of the most prominent festivals both nationally and internationally. Mr. Cobb also serves as chair of the bass department for the Juilliard School and serves on the faculties of Purchase College and Rutgers University, as well as holding the title of Visiting Artist in Residence at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.
Mr. Cobb began his studies at the age of seven and was playing professionally by thirteen. He graduated from the Curtis Institute, where he studied with Roger Scott. Mr. Cobb joined the Chicago Symphony under Sir Georg Solti, becoming one of the orchestra’s youngest new members. Following two years with the Chicago Symphony, he joined the Met Orchestra.
Mr. Cobb also serves as principal bass for Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival and for Valery Gergeiv’s World Orchestra for Peace, where he holds the title of Unesco Artist for Peace.