Percussionist Gregory Zuber was born in Boston. He is principal percussionist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and has been a member of the orchestra since 1986. Before joining the Met, Zuber was principal percussionist with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra for one season. He has toured the U.S., Europe, and Japan, and appeared with the Met Orchestra as a concerto soloist at Carnegie Hall. Zuber performs regularly with the Met Chamber Ensemble and as part of the New York Chamber Music Festival. He has also performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the Chicago Symphony. He has worked as a percussion coach for the Verbier Music Festival since 2000, where he has appeared in solo and chamber music recitals. Zuber has performed with the National Repertory Orchestra and as a Fellow at the Tanglewood Center for the Arts. Zuber enjoys performing chamber music with his wife, flutist Patricia Zuber.
Zuber received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois as a student of Tom Siwe. He received his master’s degree from Temple University, where he was a student of Alan Abel (Philadelphia Orchestra). He also studied with James Ross (Chicago Symphony). Zuber attended the Interlochen Center for the Arts and Interlochen Arts Academy.
He has been a Juilliard faculty member since 1993.