Double bassist P.J. Cinque joined the San Diego Symphony in 2015. Prior to his appointment to the SDSO, he was a member of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and performed regularly with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. As an educator, Mr. Cinque served as the double bass professor at Capital University in Columbus, OH. A native of Long Island, he received his bachelor and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School and his principal teachers include Homer Mensch, Timothy Cobb, Albert Laszlo and Owen Lee. During his studies, Mr. Cinque participated in the Pacific Music Festival and spent three summers at the Aspen Music Festival and School as an orchestral fellowship recipient.

Outside of the classical realm, P.J. Cinque passionately explores other genres of music as half of the bass duo, Low Bros, which has performed in venues across the United States.