David Krauss• Manhattan School of Music
• Rutgers University
• Mannes School of Music
• Juilliard School
• Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Musical Instrument: Trumpet
David Krauss joined The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as Principal Trumpet in 2001 and occupies the Beth W. and Gary A. Glynn endowed chair. He has appeared as guest principal trumpet with the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony Orchestra and New York Philharmonic. A native of Long Island NY, he earned both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School. David co-produced and played on three recordings featuring the brass section of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, where he is praised by the American Record Guide both for his “singing tone which is luxurious and inviting” and the “effortless handling of difficult runs, trills and soaring tessitura”.
He teaches trumpet at the Manhattan School of Music, at Rutgers University, at the Mannes School of Music, and in the precollege division of The Juilliard School. In the summertime, he is Principal Trumpet of the Aspen Music Festival orchestra and is the head brass coach and trumpet teacher at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. In addition, he founded and co-directs Berkshire Summer Music, a chamber music camp for talented young musicians, with his wife Kristen.