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Peter Stumpf, Cello

Peter Stumpf

Peter Stumpf is professor of cello at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Prior to his appointment, he was principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, following 12 years as associate principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. His professional orchestral career began at age 16 when he joined the cello section of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. He received a bachelor's degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and an Artist's Diploma from the New England Conservatory. He is a member of the Johannes String Quartet and has appeared on chamber music series at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, the Boston Celebrity Series, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and Casals Hall in Tokyo. He has performed with the chamber music societies of Boston and Philadelphia, the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, and the Festivals of Marlboro, Santa Fe, Bridgehampton, Ottawa, Great Lakes, Ojai, Spoleto, and Aspen. He has collaborated with pianists Leif Ove Andsnes, Emanuel Ax, Andras Schiff, Mitsuko Uchida, and with the Emerson and Guarneri String Quartets, among others. Concerto appearances include the Boston Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston Philharmonic, the Virginia Symphony, the Vermont Symphony, the Connecticut String Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, the American Youth Symphony, and the Aspen Music Festival. As a recitalist, he has performed at the Universities of Hartford, Syracuse, Delaware, at Jordan Hall in Boston, and at the Philips and Corcoran Galleries in Washington, D.C. His awards include first prize in the Washington International Competition, the Graham-Stahl Competition, and the Aspen Concerto Competition. As a teacher, he has served on the cello faculty of the University of Southern California, Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, the New England Conservatory, and guest artist faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music as well as at the Yellow Barn Music Festival and the Musicorda Summer String Program.