Named the Bram and Elaine Goldsmith Principal Cello Chair of the Los Angeles Philharmonic by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel in 2012, Robert DeMaine previously served as Principal Cello of the Detroit Symphony, the St. Paul Chamber, and Norway’s Bergen Philharmonic Orchestras. He has taught at The Colburn School, University of Michigan, Music Academy of the West, and the Eastman School of Music, and is currently faculty of the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. Equally in-demand as a soloist and chamber musician, DeMaine has regularly performed and taught in many of the world’s
most important music centers, festivals, and schools. Accepted at both the Juilliard School and Curtis Institute of Music at age 12, he has also studied at the Meadowmount School, Eastman, Yale University, the Marlboro Music Festival, and the Kronberg Academy in Germany. A first-prizewinner in several major international and national competitions, Robert DeMaine is also an accomplished composer, pianist, and recording artist.