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B I O G R A P H Y

Dennis Pientak received his first double bass lessons at the age of 13 by Wlodzimierz Gula. He gathered his first orchestral experiences in the German National Youth Orchestra. Later on he was part of the junior college of Folkwang University of the Arts, where he also began his Bachelor studies with Prof. Niek de Groot and Olivier Thiery.

From 2016 on he was part of the class of Prof. Rick Stotijn at Robert-Schumann-Hochschule Düsseldorf where he obtained his Bachelor degree in 2018.

Dennis was part of the orchestra academy of Frankfurt Radio Symphony from 2018-2019. 

Since January 2020 Dennis has been principal double bassist at Philharmonie Zuidnederland.

In addition to his engagement in the Netherlands he pursued his Master's degree under Prof. Stotijn and graduated with highest distinctions in 2021 .

Furthermore he regularly plays as a guest for the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and as guest principal for the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. In 2022 Dennis was invited to join the Bayreuther Festspiele.