Instructor of Cello
Cellist Philip von Maltzahn’s diverse and active performing career includes appearances at the Library of Congress, the National Gallery of Art, UCLA's Clark Library, Chicago Chamber Music Society, Atlanta’s Spivey Hall, and Harris Hall at the Aspen Music Festival. Praised for his soaring tone by the Classical Voice of North Carolina and for brilliantly played solos by the LA Times, he has performed at many of the finest concert venues across the United States. He has been featured as a soloist playing with the Western Peidmont Symphony, the Greensboro Symphony, the Great Noise Ensemble, and the Delaware County Symphony. Solo recitals include performances at the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, Furman University, and the University of Texas at Arlington. An avid performer of contemporary music, Mr. von Maltzahn has premiered works by Alan Schindler, Joan Tower, Laura Kaminsky, Armando Bayolo, Andrew Waggoner, Stefan Freund, and Tucker Fuller.
Mr. von Maltzahn has taught cello and coached chamber music at the Eastman School of Music, Syracuse University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Appalachian State University. During the Degas Quartet’s Hickory Metro Residency from 2003 to 2006, he served as Principal Cello of the Western Piedmont Symphony. He was Assistant Principal Cello of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra from 2006-2011. He is trained in Suzuki Cello Instruction and currently teaches strings at the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music. He is a member of the Polymnia Quartet, a New Orleans ensemble that specializes in pairing classical standards and contemporary compositions, offering audiences fresh ways to experience chamber music.
Mr. von Maltzahn studied at Indiana University with Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and Janos Starker. Following his undergraduate studies in Bloomington, he completed his Masters of Music at the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Steven Doane. He began his studies on the cello with Dr. Elizabeth Morrow in Arlington, Texas.
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