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Andrew Trombley

New York, NY

Andrew Trombley, a native of Monticello, NY,  holds positions as Principal Bass of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Principal Bass of the New Haven Symphony, section bass of the Stamford Symphony Orchestra. In 2016 in partnership with Nesin Cultural Arts and with generous grant from the Sullivan County Legislator, he along with his wife, violinist Akiko Hosoi, founded the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra (SCCO). Presently he serves SCCO as the Artistic Director and Principal Bass.

Andrew has performed with the world’s leading ensembles including the New York Philharmonic, The Minnesota Orchestra, The Mostly Mozart Festival, Metropolitan Opera, and others. He has performed as a soloist with Chelsea Symphony Orchestra and the Eleva Chamber Players. Andrew can also be heard on soundtracks for films “A Dog’s Purpose,” “Zoolander 2,” “Hundred Foot Journey” the Oscar award-winning film “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” as well as as well as the Aldebugh Music Festival’s centennial celebration recording of “Peter Grimes”.

Active as a chamber musician Andrew has collaborated with members of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and the Weekend of Chamber Music. Andrew has also collaborated on many unique performances such as a South Korea tour with the JP Jofre Hard Tango Band, the world premiere of David Chesky’s satirical opera “The Pig, The Farmer, and the Artist” and “Sound + Vision: At War” a collaboration with the late Journalist Christopher Hondros and American Virtuosi’s Kenneth Hamrick, pairing the music of Bach to photography of war-torn countries. In a review of the project, Anthony Aibel of the New York Concert Review noted Andrew as a “stand out performer…”

Dedicated to the development of future musicians and audience members, Andrew commits himself to the education and development of young musicians. Andrew maintains a private studio and is currently double bass faculty for the Special Music School in New York City. Andrew and his wife have partnered with Sullivan County non-profit Nesin Cultural Arts. He has founded the Aspiring Young Musicians (AYM) and the Summer Music Academy. The programs offer private lessons, ensemble experiences, and side-by-side performances opportunities professional musicians. 80% of the students receive financial assistance through generous state, county and community support. Andrew is the string faculty and administrator for both programs.  

Andrew holds degrees from The Juilliard School (B.M.) and Manhattan School of Music (M.M.) where he studied with Timothy Cobb, Principal Bass of the New York Philharmonic and forme Principal Bass of the Metropolitan Opera.

Giovanni Bottesini – Concerto No. 2 in B minor

A live performance of Bottesini’s concerto no. 2 given by Andrew Trombley (Double Bass) and the Eleva Chamber players.

Giovanni Bottesini was nicknamed the “Paganini of the Double Bass” by his colleagues for mastery of virtuostic techniques on the large and cumbersome instrument. This techniques are showcased in his Concerto No. 2 which has become a staple of the double bass literature.

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Francaix Double Bass Concerto (Re-Orchestrated by Andrew Trombley) – Movement I

In June 2018 I performed Jean Françaix’s Double Bass Concerto. I did not have the original instrumentation available so I re-orchestrated the work to fit what I had available to me. Accompanying me is the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra, of which I am the Artistic Director. At SCCO we are all so thrilled to have been selected for a New Music USA grant to commission a tone-poem entitled “Four Seasons of Sullivan County” by SCCO Violist and personal friend, Nancy Wegrzyn.

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Francaix Double Bass Concerto (Re-Orchestrated by Andrew Trombley) – Movement IV

Françaix’s Double Bass Concerto – Movement IV

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