Peter Walsh


Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Pete Walsh enjoys a vibrant, musically diverse career compromised of orchestral performance, chamber music, historically informed performance, jazz and electric bass, and everything in between. He is Principal Bass of the Boston Festival Orchestra and New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, and Assistant Principal Bass of the Cape Cod Symphony. Pete also regularly performs with groups such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Boston Modern Orchestra Project. An equally dedicated small ensemble musician he is Principal Bass of Boston’s ‘Phoenix’ Chamber Orchestra, Principal Guest Artist with Juventas New Music Ensemble and a has performed as a guest artist with A Far Cry, Walden Chamber Players, Fine Arts Quartet, Harvard Musical Association, members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and many others. Pete is particularly passionate about exploring historical performance practices and has performed with the Handel and Haydn Society, Connecticut Early Music Society, Emmanuel Music, and Marsh Chapel Collegium.

He received his B.M. and M.M. at Boston University studying with Benjamin Levy and Edwin Barker, of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He additionally studied historical performance with Heather Miller-Lardin, of the Handel and Haydn Society. Pete performs on two instruments, a 2015 double bass by American luthier Arnold Schnitzer and a 19th century German double bass. Pete and his wife live outside of Boston with their tuxedo cat, Delilah.