Artist Bio

Scott Pingel, double bass

Scott Pingel’s career has included serving as the San Francisco Symphony’s Principal Bass for thirteen years, in addition to positions such as Principal Bass of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Guest Principal with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Canada, among others. As a chamber musician, he can be heard in venues around the country with groups such as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and on radio programs including NPR’s Performance Today. Formerly active as a jazz musician, Pingel performed in clubs from New York to Stockholm. He was previously a tenured Associate Professor of Music at the University of Michigan and is currently a faculty member of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

2019–2020 Music@Menlo Appearances