Jens Peter Maintz
Jens Peter Maintz he studied with David Geringas and received further artistic impulses in master classes with Heinrich Schiff, Boris Pergamenschikow and Siegfried Palm. In 1994, he won the ARD competition in Monaco of Bavaria. He then served as principal cellist of the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin until 2004. Since then, Jens Peter Maintz is a professor at the University of the Arts.
His solo career has brought him to play along with leading 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 Casals Quartet, the Artemis and the Auryn Quartet.
He then played chamber music with artists such as Kolja Blacher, Isabelle Faust, Janine Jansen, Hélène Grimaud and Wolfram Christ.
Since 2006 Jens Peter Maintz is principal cellist of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.