Principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Robert deMaine has appeared on the stages of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Teatro Colón, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Konzerthaus, London’s Wigmore Hall, and Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, among others. He was the first cellist ever to win San Francisco’s prestigious Irving M. Klein International Competition for Strings. The recipient of a career grant from the Helen M. Saunders Foundation, deMaine’s distinctions have included first prizes and awards from numerous competitions. As a chamber musician deMaine has performed at the world’s leading music festivals, including Aspen, Heidelberg, Montréal, Chautauqua, Bargemusic, Skaneateles, Napa’s Music in the Vineyards, Cabrillo, Breckenridge, Meadowmount, and the Marlboro Music Festival, also performing with Music from Marlboro. DeMaine is also a member of the Hilary Hahn—Robert deMaine—Natalie Zhu Trio. Before joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic, deMaine served as the Principal Cello of the Detroit Symphony for over a decade. DeMaine studied at The Juilliard School, the Eastman School of Music, Yale University, and the Kronberg Academy in Germany. He performs on a Stradivari cello made in 1684, known as the “General Kyd, ex-Leo Stern.