Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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International Society of Bassists 
International Society of Bassists 
972-2339107 ext. 204 

ISB Center Stage with Tom Martin & Tim Cobb 

Next up on the ISB Center Stage are two leading figures in the international double bass community, Thomas Martin and Tim Cobb. 

Thomas Martin has served as principal bass with l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, The Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, the English Chamber Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra, among others. An active recitalist, chamber musician, clinician and adjudicator, he has released an award-winning series of recordings of the music of Bottesini on the Naxos label, and as conductor, revived and made the first recording Bottesini’s Messa da Requiem with the London Symphony and chorus. He has edited double bass repertoire for a number of noted publishers, and currently holds the International Chair in Double Bass at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Tom has also been a luthier for nearly 40 years and has produced over 160 double basses under his own label. He now makes instruments in partnership with his son George. Together, they published the lavish English Double Bass Book in 2018

Timothy Cobb joined the New York Philharmonic as principal bass in 2014, after serving as principal bass of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and principal bass of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra since 1989. He has appeared at numerous chamber music festivals worldwide, including the Marlboro Music Festival. A faculty member of the Sarasota Music Festival, he is helping to launch a new bass program for the Killington Music Festival in Killington, Vermont. He also serves as principal bass for Valery Gergiev’s World Orchestra for Peace, for which he has been designated a UNESCO Artist for Peace. Tim serves as bass department chair for The Juilliard School as well as on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music, Purchase College, and Rutgers University. He is also a distinguished visiting artist for Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.

This will be a free event for all but don't delay, space is limited!