Double bassist P.J. Cinque joined the San Diego Symphony in 2015, having previously been a member of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, Mr. Cinque serves as Assistant Principal Bass of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Utah Symphony, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. As an educator, Mr. Cinque served as the double bass professor at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and has given masterclasses at Northern Arizona University and SooChow University in Taiwan. A native of Long Island, he received his bachelor and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School with further study at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. 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. Mr. Cinque is proud to be a part of the robust bass community in San Diego and enjoys coaching at local schools and connecting with fellow bassists at the annual San Diego Bass Fest.