Double bassist Albert Laszlo, of Munich, Germany, has been a faculty member in the College and Pre-College Divisions since 2006. Laszlo’s early training was on violin and he began bass studies at 12 years old. He later studied cello with George Neikrug and Stephen Kates. He has served as principal bass of the National Chamber Orchestra of New York and I Solisti New York. Laszlo became principal bass of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in 1985 and has appeared as a featured soloist with that orchestra. He is author of The Double Bass Workbook and has recorded Favorites for Double Bass, a collection of his own transcriptions. He appears frequently in recital with his wife, pianist Patricia Wood. Laszlo is a faculty member at Aspen Music Festival (since 1994). He serves as principal bass with the Aspen Chamber Symphony and performs chamber music with other members of Aspen’s artist-faculty. He is associate professor of double bass at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he has performed chamber music with members of the faculty both in Cincinnati and in New York’s Merkin Hall.