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 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. Concerto appearances include the Boston Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Philharmonic, Virginia Symphony, Vermont Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, 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, and the New England Conservatory.