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Jens Peter Maintz won first prize at the Munich Competition, the International Cello Competition in Scheveningen and at the German Music Competition, and was a prizewinner at the 1993 Leonard Rose Competition. He was principal cellist of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and has been principal cellist of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra since 1996. His début recording for Sony of works by Bach, Kodály and Dutilleux received the Echo Klassik Award. He has recorded Isang Yun’s Cello Concerto for Capriccio and with Arte Nova, an album of romantic repertoire by Tchaikovsky, Fitzenhagen, Davidov and Brandukov. In 2008, Berlin Classics released his recording of Haydn’s Cello Concertos with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. David Geringas was his primary teacher. Jens Peter Maintz is a professor at the University of Arts Berlin and plays cellos made by Giovanni Battista Grancino and Vincenzo Ruggeri dated 1696, and by Wolfgang Schnabl dated 2010. He has performed with Spectrum Concerts Berlin since 1995.

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