Bassist Peter Guild came to the Pittsburgh Symphony in the fall of 1999 from the Columbus Symphony where he served as Assistant Principal bass. He has previously been a member of the Toledo Symphony, Michigan Opera Theatre and was Principal bass with the Flint Symphony.
Mr. Guild is originally from Portland, Oregon, where he was a student of Lawrence Zgonc and David Anderson. He went on to receive his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan where he studied with Stuart Sankey. Mr. Guild's most recent bass teachers are Stephen Molina of the Detroit Symphony and Pittsburgh Symphony Principal bass Jeffrey Turner. Other training includes study at the Aspen Music Festival and master class performances with soloist Edgar Meyer and Boston Symphony Principal Edwin Barker.
Mr. Guild performs on a Bolognese double bass made by Carlo Carletti in 1913. The instrument was featured in the 1999 spring/summer issue of Bass World, Journal of the International Society of Bassists.