Artist Bio

Scott Pingel, double bass

Scott Pingel has served as the San Francisco Symphony’s Principal Bass for nineteen years and was previously Principal Bass of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Guest Principal with the National Arts Centre Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he performs in venues around the country with groups such as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Versatile in a variety of styles, Pingel has performed in jazz clubs from New York to Stockholm, and his solo performances with the 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.

2024–2025 Music@Menlo Appearances