Faculty A-Z

  • Profile:

    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 has performed with James Levine in the MET chamber series at Carnegie Hall and has appeared as guest principal trumpet with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestra . 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 with James Pandolfi and Wynton Marsalis.  David co-produced three recordings--Metropolitan Opera Brass, Waltzes, Songs & Festive Scenes and Sacrae Symphoniae, where he is praised by the American Record Guide both for his “singing tone which is luxurious and inviting” and “effortless handling of difficult runs, trills and soaring tessitura”.   I'm the summertime, David and his wife Kristen run Berkshire Summer Music, a music seminar that focuses on strings, piano and brass.  David is also the head brass coach and trumpet teacher at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. David lives in Manhattan with his wife, Kristen, a violinist and teacher, and their four children, Noah, Eli, Margot, and Ava.

    Degrees Held:

    BM and MM from the Juilliard school 

    Professional Affiliations:

    Co founder and director, Berkshire Summer Music.