Griffin Cutaiar

Ellicott City, MD

The Juilliard School, Bachelor of Music, 2023
The Juilliard School, Master of Music, 2025

Originally from Ellicott City, Maryland, bass trombonist Griffin Cutaiar received his bachelor’s degree from the Juilliard School studying with Blair Bollinger. Griffin will be pursuing his master’s degree at the Juilliard School in the fall studying with John Rojak. He has performed with the Jacksonville Symphony, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra, and more. Griffin can be heard on the Juilliard Trombone Choir album, “Holiday Classics” directed by Joseph Alessi.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I played the Euphonium for about 8 years.

Name three of your favorite composers:
Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré, Gustav Mahler

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
Going on a walk through nature.

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
I am excited to become more efficient at studying large amounts of orchestra repertoire at NRO this summer.