Principal Tuba of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 2005, Craig Knox previously held the positions of Acting Principal Tuba of the San Francisco Symphony and Principal Tuba of the Sacramento Symphony. He has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra and Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and since the summer of 1995 has served as Co-Principal Tuba of the Grand Teton Music Festival.
Mr. Knox graduated from The Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Paul Krzywicki and co-founded the Center City Brass Quintet, which has made five recordings for the Chandos label. He also played for several seasons with the Chicago Chamber Musicians Brass Quintet - with which he recorded for the Naxos label - and has toured with the Empire Brass. With his colleagues in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra low-brass section he recorded From the Back Row on the Albany label. As a soloist, he has recorded an album titled A Road Less Traveled, and has performed with the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own”, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in the world-premiere performances of Andre Previn’s Triple Concerto for Trumpet, Horn and Tuba.
Knox is also Artist Lecturer of Tuba at Carnegie Mellon University, and Adjunct Professor of Tuba at Duquesne University. He has presented master classes, seminars and recitals at universities, conservatories and festivals around the world, including the Music Masters Course in Kazusa, (Japan), the International Brass Symposium (Italy), Tainan National University (Taiwan), the Bruckner University of Music (Linz, Austria), Stuttgart Conservatory, the National Orchestral Institute (University of Maryland), the New World Symphony, the National Youth Orchestra of the USA at Carnegie Hall, as well as the University of Michigan, Indiana University, and Yale University.
Mr. Knox joined the Curtis faculty in 2014.