Double bassist Andrew Trombley performs with the world’s leading artists and ensembles, including the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, and Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, for which he serves as principal bass. He is also principal bass of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and he holds the Weisman Family Chair in the Stamford Symphony Orchestra.
An active recording artist, Mr. Trombley has recorded for the soundtracks of the Oscar-winning Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, as well as Zoolander 2, and The Hundred Foot Journey, as well as for the Aldeburgh Music Festival’s recording of Peter Grimes. As a chamber musician, Mr. Trombley has collaborated with members of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Players, and Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players.
As an entrepreneur and educator, Mr. Trombley and his wife, violinist Akiko Hosoi, have partnered with Nesin Cultural Arts to found the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra (SCCO), as well as the Sullivan County educational programs Aspiring Young Musicians (AYM), and Summer Music Academy. Mr. Trombley serves as artistic director and principal bass of SCCO, which is made possible by a grant from the Sullivan County legislature, and as an administrator and string faculty member of AYM and Summer Music Academy, for which eighty percent of students receive financial assistance through generous state, county, and community support.
Mr. Trombley received his bachelor’s degree from the Juilliard School and his master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Timothy Cobb, principal bass of the New York Philharmonic and former principal bass of the Metropolitan Opera.