Troy Rinker, Jr. is an active member of the New York City music scene. A member of several ensembles, he has performed with the West Side Chamber Orchestra, New York Sinfonia, New York City Chamber
Orchestra, New York Symphonic Ensemble, Oratorio Society of New York, Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, SONOS Chamber Orchestra, EOS Chamber Orchestra, SEM Ensemble, New York Pops, and the Stamford Symphony. Mr. Rinker teaches at the Third Street Music School, the School of Mahanaim, and in the summers plays chamber music and teaches at the Kinhaven Music School.
Troy Rinker’s musical journey began in the public schools of Jacksonville, Arkansas and by age 15 he was playing professionally with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Rinker’s musical education continued at Indiana University, the University of Central Arkansas, and The Juilliard School, where he studied with bass luminaries Lawrence Hurst, James Hatch, and Homer Mensch.
His summer festival credits include OK Mozart, Tanglewood, Spoleto, the Naumburg Bandshell concerts, the Kilkenny Arts Festival, and Caramoor. Mr. Rinker can be heard on labels Sony Classical, Telarc, Naxos,
North/South, and in studio recordings for television and film.