Jerry Grossman, principal cellist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 1986, has appeared in recital and with symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the United States.
He has appeared as soloist with the Met Orchestra under James Levine playing Don Quixote by Richard Strauss, which they have also recorded. He has had a long association with the Marlboro Music Festival, including numerous Music From Marlboro tours and recordings. He is a former member of Orpheus and Speculum Musicae, and has also appeared as a guest artist with the Guarneri, Vermeer and Emerson String Quartets. He was the founding cellist of both the Chicago String Quartet and the Chicago Chamber Musicians. Mr. Grossman was a member of the Chicago Symphony (1984–1986) and the New York Philharmonic (1974–1976). His teachers include Judith Davidoff, Joan Esch and Benjamin Zander. He attended the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied cello with David Soyer and chamber music with the other members of the Guarneri Quartet. He will be on campus the final three weeks of the season.