Outside of his duties as principal bass of the Met Orchestra and Double Bass Faculty Chair at the Juilliard School, double bassist Timothy Cobb maintains a busy schedule of chamber collaborations and solo appearances. He collaborates with well known quartets and distinguished colleagues. His festival appearances include most of the major summer festivals in the United States, and he serves as solo bassist for the St Barth’s Music Festival in January each year. He is also on the faculty of the Sarasota Music Festival each June, coaching and performing chamber music. He is a former member of the Chicago Symphony, and serves on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and Purchase College-SUNY, as well as a Distinguished Artist residency at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, in addition to the Juilliard School.
Timothy Cobb began playing the bass at the age of seven and was playing professionally by thirteen. He studied at the Curtis Institute of Music with Roger Scott, and in his senior year joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Sir Georg Solti, becoming one of the youngest appointments in the orchestra’s history. He left Chicago for the Met in 1986.