Jens Peter Maintz
Jens Peter Maintz has an outstanding reputation as a versatile soloist, highly sought-after chamber musician, and committed cello teacher.
Originally from Hamburg, he studied with David Geringas and took part in masterclasses with other great cellists such as Heinrich Schiff, Boris Pergamenschikow, Frans Helmerson and Siegfried Palm. He was further influenced by his intense chamber music study with Uwe-Martin Haiberg and Walter Levin.
In 1994 he won the 1st prize in the ARD Iternational Music Competition, which had not been awarded to a cellist for 17 years. He gathered several years of valuable orchestral experience as principal cello of the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester in Berlin and travelled the world as a member of the renowned Trio Fontenay. Since 2006 Jens Peter Maintz has been principal cello of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, on the invitation of Claudio Abbado.
RCCR Artists represents Jens Peter Maintz in Russian-speaking territories and in the Baltics.