Timothy B. Cobb is principal bass of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. He is also principal bass for the World Orchestra for Peace and a Unesco Artist for Peace. Cobb has been a guest principal bass for the New York Philharmonic (2012-13 season) and was formerly a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has taught at the Sarasota Music Festival and has been a participant in numerous chamber music festivals worldwide, including the Marlboro Music Festival. He has recorded several CDs with the Harmonie Ensemble, including L’histoire du soldat (2003 Grammy Award nominee). He has played on all Met recordings after 1985 (including the Grammy Award-winning Wagner Ring cycle conducted by James Levine) and played in Chicago Symphony Orchestra recordings during the 1985-86 season. He can also be heard in numerous commercial soundtracks for songs, movies, and television.
Cobb has been on the faculty at Juilliard since 2002, and is also a member of the faculties at the Manhattan School of Music and at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College. He is a native of Albany, N.Y., and holds a BM from the Curtis Institute where he studied with Roger Scott.