UW News

January 15, 2009

Bassist Scott Pingel to offer master class, concert Jan. 21

Scott Pingel, principal double bassist for the San Francisco Symphony, will conduct a master class with students of Barry Lieberman, followed by a brief recital with pianist Rie Ando of works by Schubert, Bach, and more, at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, in Brechemin Auditorium. Admission is free.

Pingel began playing the double bass at age 17, and took on his role with the San Francisco Symphony in 2004 at age 29. Previously, he served as principal bass of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, performed with the Metropolitan Opera, the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, and the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, and served as guest principal with the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Iris, and their daughter, Hannah.

Ando is a doctoral student at the UW School of Music, studying with Professor Craig Sheppard.

For more information about the master class and concert, call 206-685-8384

Barry Lieberman and Friends is a series of recitals and master classes by noted performers, including Seattle Symphony players, touring symphony musicians, young innovators, and rising classical music stars. Lieberman, artistic director and founder of The American String Project, is an artist-in-residence at the UW. Each recital is followed by a question-and-answer period.