David Krauss

Instrumental Focus

  • trumpet

David Krauss joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as principal trumpet in 2001 and occupies the Beth W. and Gary A. Glynn endowed chair. A native of Long Island, New York, he earned both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School as a student of William Vacchiano and Chris Gekker. He also studied trumpet with James Pandolfi and Wynton Marsalis. Prior to joining the MET, he performed with a variety of ensembles in and around New York City, including Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the New York Philharmonic, and several Broadway shows. David co-produced three recordings—Metropolitan Opera Brass, Waltzes, Songs & Festive Scenes, and Sacrae Symphoniae, for which he was praised by the American Record Guide. He teaches at Manhattan School of Music, The New School at Mannes School of Music, and at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. In the summertime, he is the head brass coach and trumpet teacher at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and is co-director of Berkshire Summer Music, a program he and his wife Kristen founded and run together.