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Jeremy McCoy

Jeremy McCoy
Jeremy McCoy is Assistant Principal double bass with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Mr. McCoy played one season with the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada before joining the MET in 1985. He has performed as recitalist for the International Society of Bassists and CBC Radio and as concerto soloist at the National Arts Centre, with the Louisiana Philharmonic and the Atlantic Chamber Orchestra. Summer festival appearances include Marlboro, Kneisel Hall, Banff, Bowdoin, the Grand Tetons and Lake Tahoe Summerfest. Mr. McCoy was a founding member of Sequitur and Ensemble Sospeso and also appeared regularly with Speculum Musicae, presenting premiere performances and recordings of chamber works by many important contemporary composers. As a commercial session player, Mr. McCoy has played on dozens of film and television soundtracks and recorded with a diverse group of popular artists. His own recordings, “Dialogues with Double Bass” (2005), an eclectic program of duos, and “Baroque Legacy” (2012), a collection of transcriptions for double bass, have both garnered critical acclaim. Mr. McCoy has presented master classes at leading schools of music in the United States, Canada, Sweden and Japan and has contributed articles to “Strings Magazine”. He serves on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music and is chamber music and orchestral coach for the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.


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