Zubin Hathi

Principal Timpani

Zubin Hathi


A native of Roanoke, Virginia, Zubin Hathi joined San Francisco Ballet Orchestra as a principal timpanist at the start of the 2022–23 season. Prior to this appointment, he held the same position for one season with Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. Zubin has participated in a number of festivals, including National Repertory Orchestra, where he served as principal timpanist and as a fellowship recipient at Pacific Music Festival, National Orchestral Institute, and New York String Orchestra Seminar. He has also attended Aspen Music Festival and School, St. Barts Music Festival, and ChamberFest Cleveland. Additionally, Zubin has performed with The Cleveland Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Columbus Symphony, and Symphony Orchestra of India.

Zubin holds a Bachelor of Music from Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Don Liuzzi, Robert van Sice, and Eric Millstein. During his time at Curtis, he consistently made the Dean’s List in recognition of academic excellence. He completed his Master of Music, in addition to his post-graduate studies at Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of Marc Damoulakis and Paul Yancich. He also worked with Luke Rinderknecht at Cleveland State University.