Principal Tuba of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 2005, Craig Knox previously was acting principal tuba of the San Francisco Symphony and principal tuba of the Sacramento Symphony. He has performed with the Cleveland, Minnesota, and Philadelphia orchestras and the Chicago and Detroit symphony orchestras.
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 and recorded for several seasons with the Chicago Chamber Musicians Brass Quintet and has toured with the Empire Brass. 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 Andre Previn’s Triple Concerto for Trumpet, Horn and Tuba.
Mr. Knox has presented master classes, seminars and recitals worldwide. He teaches at Carnegie Mellon and Duquesne universities, and joined the Curtis faculty in 2014.