Marc Goldberg

Marc Goldberg headshot

Bassoon Faculty

Instrumental Studies

The Hartt School

MM, The Juilliard School

BM, The Juilliard School

Bassoonist Marc Goldberg received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from The Juilliard School as a student of Harold Goltzer. Upon graduating, he embarked upon a varied and wide-reaching career, rapidly becoming one of New York's most active freelance musicians and developing a close relationship with a number of Lincoln Center organizations.

He is currently the principal bassoonist of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, the American Ballet Theater Orchestra, the New York City Opera Orchestra, and a member of the New York Woodwind Quintet. Formerly the associate principal bassoonist of the New York Philharmonic (2000-2002), Mr. Goldberg has regularly appeared with groups such as the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Musicians from Marlboro, and Orchestra of St. Luke's, performing concerts with these ensembles across four continents. Other area activities included seven years with the New Jersey Symphony, Broadway shows, commercial and movie recording, and engagements with such diverse artists as Joni Mitchell, Sting, James Taylor, Natalie Merchant, Danny Elfman, and Joe Jackson.

Mr. Goldberg first appeared as soloist in 1983 with the Brandenburg Ensemble in Boston's Symphony Hall and as part of the Great Performer's Series in New York's Avery Fisher Hall. Since then he has appeared with the New York Chamber Soloists in North and South America, the New York Symphonic Ensemble in Asia, and in the New York area with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, the American Symphony Chamber Orchestra, the Riverside Symphony, Long Island Philharmonic, NY Scandia Symphony, and Sea Cliff Chamber Players. He has been a guest of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Music@Menlo, Musicians from Marlboro, Da Camera Society of Houston, Boston Chamber Players, the Zankel Band at Carnegie Hall, toured with the New York Woodwind Quintet, the Brentano Quartet, and premiered numerous works with the Chelsea Chamber Ensemble and Ensemble Sospeso.

As a recording artist, Mr. Goldberg is a featured soloist on a recent release of the Crusell Trio Concertante with the New York Scandia Symphony; other recent recordings include Beethoven Symphony #2 with Seiji Ozawa and the Mito Chamber Orchestra, Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique with the Saito Kinen Orchestra and Maestro Ozawa, Strauss Alpine Symphonie with Saito Kinen and Daniel Harding. Mr. Goldberg has also recorded chamber music and symphonic repertoire with Orpheus, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, Musicians from Marlboro, ASO, ACO, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Concordia, Eos, Chelsea Chamber Ensemble, and on musical scores for more than two dozen films and cast albums for three Broadway shows.

In great demand as a teacher, Mr. Goldberg is a longtime faculty member of The Juilliard School Pre College Division and The Hartt School; he also teaches at Mannes College, Bard College Conservatory of Music, NYU, and Columbia University. He has held master classes at the Manhattan School of Music, Oberlin, North Carolina School of the Arts, Emory University, Yale School of Music, New England Conservatory, and been a guest artist at the Popkin Glickman Bassoon Camp. He currently lives in Westchester County with his wife, NYC Opera flutist and fellow Hartt Faculty Janet Arms, and their daughter, Jesse.