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Principal Percussion
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra



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Gregory Zuber is the Principal Percussionist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He has been a member of the orchestra since 1986. He has toured the United States, Europe, and Japan with the Met and performed with the orchestra as a concerto soloist at Carnegie Hall. He can be heard regularly on MET Opera radio broadcasts, satellite radio broadcasts, and HD movie theater broadcasts.

He has appeared as solo recitalist and in chamber music at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall, the Verbier Music Festival, the Leigh Stevens Marimba Seminar, the New York Chamber Music festival, the Juilliard Summer Percussion Seminar, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and Chamber Music from Angel Fire. He performs regularly with the MET Chamber Ensemble.

He has premiered many works from numerous commissions including Charles Wuorinen’s “Marimba Variations.”

He has taught at The Juilliard School since 1993 and was a coach for the Verbier Music Festival from 2000-2021. His students have gone on to play with many of the most esteemed orchestras in the world.

As a student he attended the the Interlochen Center for the Arts, the Interlochen Arts Academy, the University of Illinois, and Temple University and performed with the National Repertory Orchestra, the Tanglewood Center for the Arts, and the Chicago Civic Orchestra.

Before joining the MET he served as Principal Percussionist with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra for one season. His teachers include Tom Siwe of the University of Illinois, James Ross of the Chicago Symphony, and Alan Abel of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Mr. Zuber performs chamber music with his wife, flutist Patricia Zuber as Duo Zuber. They can be heard on their Album “Blackbird Redux” on Belarca Records. Mr. Zuber can also be heard on his solo album “Life Behind Bars, Masterworks for Marimba” both available on , CD Baby, and Spotify.

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