Riley Zimmermann is a double bassist and educator in the Pittsburgh area. He is an active performer and has appeared with groups such as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony, the Canton Symphony Orchestra, and the Erie Philharmonic. In 2019 Riley won 1st place in the Orchestral Division competition at the International Society of Bassists convention in Bloomington, IN. He has served as a double bass coach and clinician with the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Pittsburgh Youth Concert Orchestra, and PMEA District 1. Currently serving as an elementary orchestra teacher in North Allegheny School District, he also maintains a private studio. With great great pride he has been working with the Bass Works staff since 2019, first as an intern and later as an associate staff member. Riley lives in the West View neighborhood of Pittsburgh with his wife Emily Tarantino (another incredible bassist) and their two cats, Matilda and Rusalka.