Jens Peter Maintz - Violoncello

Jens Peter Maintz studied with David Geringas and received further artistical impulses in master classes with Heinrich Schiff, Boris Pergamenschikow and Siegfried Palm. In 1994, he won the ARD-Competition in Munich. He then became principal cellist in the DSO Berlin until 2004. Since then, Jens Peter Maintz is a professor at the Berliner Universität der Künste.

His solo carreer has brought him together with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Herbert Blomstedt, Marek Janowski and Franz Welser-Möst. For many years, he was a member of the Trio Fontenay, as well as the Casal Quartet, the Artemis and the Auryn Quartet. He has also played chamber music with artists like Kolja Blacher, Isabelle Faust, Janine Jansen, Hélène Grimaud and Wolfram Christ. Since 2006, Jens Peter Maintz is principal cellist of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.