Julliard, Metropolitan Opera
Gregory Zuber is the principal percussionist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He has been a member of the orchestra since 1986. With the Met, he has toured the United States, Europe, and Japan, and appeared with the orchestra as a concerto soloist at Carnegie Hall. He performs regularly with the Met Chamber Ensemble. He has taught at The Juilliard School since 1993 and been a coach for the Verbier Music Festival since 2000 where, in addition to teaching, he has been featured performing chamber music. As a recitalist he has performed at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, the Verbier Music Festival, at the Leigh Stevens Marimba Seminar, and the New York Chamber Music festival. He has premiered many works and received works from numerous commissions including those by Seymour Barab, Eric Ewazen, Wayne Petersen, Hsueh-Yung Shen, William Susman, Jude Vaclavik, Alejandro Viñao, and Charles Wuorinen.
Mr. Zuber was born in Boston and grew up in Chicago. As a student he attended the National Music Camp (now the Interlochen Center for the Arts), the Interlochen Arts Academy, the University of Illinois, and graduate school at Temple University. He performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the National Repertory Orchestra and as a Fellow at the Tanglewood Center for the Arts. Before joining the Met he served as Principal Percussionist with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra for one season. His teachers include Tom Siwe at the University of Illinois, James Ross of the Chicago Symphony, and Alan Abel of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. Zuber has the pleasure of performing chamber music with his wife, flutist Patricia Zuber. He has two wonderful daughters!
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