Ethan Silverman


Ethan Silverman

Ethan Silverman joined the New York City Ballet Orchestra in 1992 as associate principal bassoon, and has occupied the orchestra's principal chair since February, 2005. He also holds two positions in the orchestra to which he was elected by his colleagues: delegate to the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians (ICSOM), and member of the orchestra committee. Off-season he can usually be found in other subterranean orchestral situations in and around New York City, although on occasion he performs above-ground. He attributes his affinity for pit playing to having spent much of his youth practicing in the basement of his family's home in suburban Nanuet, NY.

Discussion Panels with Ethan Silverman:

Life in the Pit
7/9/07 - 7/13/07