Artist Bio

Scott Pingel, double bass

Scott Pingel has served as the San Francisco Symphony’s Principal Bass for fifteen years and was previously Principal Bass of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Guest Principal with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, among others. As a chamber musician, he performs in venues around the country with groups such as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and on radio programs that include National Public Radio’s Performance Today. Versatile in a variety of styles, Pingel has performed in jazz clubs from New York to Stockholm, and his solo performances with the heavy metal rock band Metallica have been hailed as “show-stopping” and “jaw dropping” by Rolling Stone and Variety magazines. He is a faculty member of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.