JAMES MARKEY will join the Boston Symphony Orchestra roster as bass trombonist at the start of the 2012-13 season. He will succeed the retiring DOUGLAS YEO, who has served as the BSO’s bass trombonist since 1985. Markey holds the bass trombone post at the New York Philharmonic, to which he was appointed in 2007, and is a faculty member at The Juilliard School and Mannes College the New School for Music. Prior to the Philharmonic he was principal trombone in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared numerous times as a trombone soloist with orchestra, and has also been a member of Idaho’s Sun Valley Summer Symphony since 2001. Markey received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 2005 and 2006 from The Juilliard School, where he was a student of New York Philharmonic Principal Trombone Joseph Alessi.
Posted May 8, 2012