Assistant Principal, Richard & Rhoda Goldman Chair
Stephen Tramontozzi serves as San Francisco Symphony Assistant Principal Bass, occupying the Richard & Rhoda Goldman Chair. A native of Arlington, MA, he studied at the Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, and the San Francisco Conservatory, and joined the San Francisco Symphony in 1980. He has been Principal Bass with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony since 2004. A member of the faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory since 1985, Mr. Tramontozzi has led master classes across the US, and he has coached members of the SFS Youth Orchestra bass section since its inception. He also formerly served on the faculties of Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, and UC Santa Cruz. His publications include The Solo Cello Suites of J.S. Bach for Double Bass Nos. 2, 3, and 4 and recordings include the Books of Madrigals by George Crumb under his supervision; the keyboard concertos of J.S. Bach with Awadagin Pratt and the Saint Lawrence Quartet; and a CD of chamber music by Lou Harrison. Mr. Tramontozzi has recently released a solo CD with Keisuke Nakagoshi on piano of a variety of music for double bass.