Pete Walsh

Pete Walsh, double bass (Dallas, TX), is an active freelance double bass player based in Boston, Massachusetts. Pete is particularly passionate about small ensemble playing and currently performs with Phoenix as Principal Bass and has performed as a guest artist with the Walden Chamber Players, Fine Arts Quartet, Emmanuel Music’s Bach Cantata Series, Marsh Chapel Collegium, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Harvard Musical Association, Unitas Ensemble, Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra, and many others. As an orchestral musician he has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera, Odyssey Opera, and is a member of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cape Cod Symphony, where he also plays electric bass. Pete has been a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany and on tour in China, National Orchestral Institute, and Round Top Music Festival. He received both his B.M. and M.M. at Boston University studying with Benjamin Levy and Edwin Barker, respectively, of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Pete performs on a double bass made in southern Germany around 1870 with a distinctive carved lion head scroll and a bow by Polish-Canadian archetier Zdzislaw Prochownik. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2018, 2019)