Timothy Cobb is the newly-appointed principal bass of the New York Philharmonic, prior to which he served as principal bass for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He has appeared at numerous chamber music festivals worldwide and, as a former participant in the Marlboro Music festival, has toured with the Musicians from Marlboro series. He serves as principal bass for the World Orchestra for Peace, an invited group of musicians from around the world who donate their time biannually to form an orchestra promoting international friendship and understanding. From his affiliation with the World Orchestra, Mr. Cobb has been designated a UNESCO Artist for Peace. He has also served as principal bass for the Mostly Mozart festival orchestra since 1989. He can be heard on all Met recordings after 1986, as well as on the Naxos label, in a recording of Giovanni Bottesini’s duo bass compositions with fellow bassist Thomas Martin. Mr. Cobb graduated from the Curtis Institute where he studied with Roger Scott. In his senior year he became a member of the Chicago Symphony under Sir Georg Solti. He serves as bass department chair for The Juilliard School, as well as serving on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music, Purchase College, and Rutgers University. He is a faculty member of the Sarasota Music Festival each June, and in 2014 helped to launch a new bass program for the Killington Music Festival in Vermont.