David J Grossman
Double bassist and composer David J. Grossman enjoys a multi-faceted musical career on both the East and West Coasts – as bassist in the New York Philharmonic (joining as its youngest member in Spring 2000) and as Principal Bassist with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
As a soloist and clinician, Mr. Grossman has given recitals and master classes at many prestigious venues and music schools across the country, including The Boston Conservatory, Yale School of Music, the Hartt School of Music, Penn State University, and the New York Summer Music Festival, as well as faculty recitals at the Manhattan School of Music, among others. Mr. Grossman has released two albums (one classical and one jazz) entitled “The Bass of Both Worlds”, available from his website, www.davidjgrossman.com.
Mr. Grossman is also an ardent educator; as a member of the double bass faculty of Manhattan School of Music and the Mannes School of Music. Mr. Grossman, also a passionate chamber musician, performs in the New York Philharmonic Ensembles Concerts at Merkin Hall, has performed at the 92nd Street Y, with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, to name a few collaborative partners. In the field of jazz, Mr. Grossman was a member of the Marcus Roberts Trio and has performed with Wynton Marsalis, among many others.
As a composer, Mr. Grossman’s compositions include Mood Swings for trombone and double bass, written for New York Philharmonic Principal Trombone Joseph Alessi, Fantasy on “Shall We Gather at the River?”, available on former New York Philharmonic English Horn Thomas Stacy’s recording, Plaintive Melody; and two early compositions: Swing Quartet and String Quintet No. 1, which were premiered by The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.