Double bassist and composer David Grossman enjoys a multi-faceted career in classical and jazz music. Born and educated in New York City, he joined the New York Philharmonic as its youngest member in Spring 2000. Mr. Grossman has been an ardent student of Orin O’Brien, with whom he now enjoys playing in the Philharmonic bass section. He is also a member of the double bass faculty of Manhattan School of Music.
Mr. Grossman performs in the New York Philharmonic Ensembles Concerts at Merkin Hall and has performed at the 92nd Street Y, as well as with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. In 2011 he was a featured artist at the Mt. Desert Chamber Music Festival. As a soloist and clinician, Mr. Grossman has given recitals and masterclasses at many prestigious music schools across the country, including The Boston Conservatory, Yale School of Music, the Hartt School of Music, Penn State University, and the New York Summer Music Festival.
In the field of jazz, Mr. Grossman was a member of the Marcus Roberts Trio and has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Lew Tabackin, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Mark O’Connor, and he has recorded with Donald Vega, David Morgan and Loston Harris.
Mr. Grossman’s compositions include Mood Swings for trombone and double bass (written for New York Philharmonic Principal Trombone Joseph Alessi), Fantasy on “Shall We Gather at the River?”, Plaintive Melody, and two early compositions, Swing Quartet and String Quintet No. 1, which were premiered by The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. For more information, see www.davidjgrossman.com.
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