About the 2020 Symposium
The 2020 Pittsburgh Double Bass Symposium was held on March 1. Presenters included Max Dimoff, principal bass of the Cleveland Orchestra; Kevin Brown, principal bass of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Lawrence Hurst, world-renowned double bass pedagogue and retired double bass professor at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University; Lauren Pierce, YouTube sensation and educator; Jeff Mangone, principal bass of the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra; Jeffrey Turner, Double Bass Professor, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra double bass section, Carnegie Mellon University double bass faculty, Micah Howard and Peter Guild, and other special guests. Jason Heath, host of Contrabass Conversations, was there to cover the event!
The Symposium included master classes, recitals, networking opportunities, and chances to visit with exhibitors, including Shank’s Strings, Guarneri House, Heartland String Bass Shop, Upton Bass, Discover Double Bass, Ottava Imports, Bob’s House of Basses, and Peter Zaret and Sons Violins.