Philip von Maltzahn, Cello
Cellist Philip von Maltzahn has been has been praised for his "soaring tone" (Classical Voice of North Carolina) and for solos "brilliantly played" (LA Times). He has been a member of Degas Quartet since 2002, performing in many of the finest concert venues across the United States. Career highlights includes performances 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. He has performed solo recitals at the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, Furman University, and the University of Texas at Arlington, and was a solo performer at 2000 Third World Cello Congress.
An avid performer of new music, Mr. von Maltzahn has premiered works by Alan Schindler, Joan Tower, Laura Kaminsky, Armando Bayolo, Andrew Waggoner, Matthew Hindson, and Stefan Freund.
As an educator, he 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. He was Assistant Principal Cello of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra from 2006-2011, with whom he performed the Elgar Cello Concerto in the fall of 2010. During the Degas Quartet’s Hickory Metro Residency from 2003 to 2006, he also served as Principal Cello of the Western Piedmont Symphony.
Mr. von Maltzahn studied at Indiana University where his principal teachers were 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.