Peter Wahrhaftig

Principal Tuba

Peter Wahrhaftig


Peter Wahrhaftig is the principal tubaist of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra as well as with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. He is a founding member of the Grammy-nominated Bay Brass and has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Opera, the Israel PhilharmonicChicago SymphonySt. Louis Symphony, and the Oakland-East Bay Symphony.  Other notable groups he has performed with include the Ringling Brothers-Barnum and Bailey Circus, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra and heavy metal legends Metallica.

Additionally, he is an active recording musician, having appeared in numerous movie and video game soundtracks. He is active as a teacher, a chamber musician, and has been seen using a cimbasso.

Peter enjoys spending time with his wife, Rena, and his two young daughters. He is trying to get them to cease calling him “oom papa” but has so far been unsuccessful.