Jens-Peter Maintz - Cello

The top prize for violoncello at the ARD competition in Munich had not been awarded for 17 years when Jens Peter Maintz won the first prize of this major competition in 1994. Since then he has developed into a highly multifaceted concert performer and one of the most versatile cellists of our time. He gained several years of valuable orchestra experience as principal cellist of the Deutsches Symphonieorchester Berlin and travelled the world as cellist of the renowned Trio Fontenay. Since 2006 he has been principal cellist of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra under the baton of Claudio Abbado.

Since 2004 Maintz has been a professor at the Berlin University of Arts. He plays a cello by Giovanni Grancino from 1697, the „Ex-Servais“.

Jens Peter Maintz - Graz (AT)

Cello Duello

Location: Hochschule Graz

Jens Peter Maintz - Bilbao (ES)

Antonio Vivaldi: Konzert für zwei Violoncello in g-Moll
Joseph Haydn: Konzert für Violoncello in C-Dur
Pyotr Ilyich Tschaikovsky: Serenade in  C-Dur, op.48

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Location: La Sociedad Filarmónica de Bilbao

Jens Peter Maintz - Chur (CH)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichtrio Nr. 3, G-dur, op. 9, Nr. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichtrio Nr. 5, c-moll, op. 9, Nr. 3
Alfred Schnittke: Streichtrio

 

Location: Chur

Jens Peter Maintz - Basel (CH)

Gemeinsam mit Kolja Blacher (Violine) und Jennifer Stumm (Viola)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichtrio Nr. 3, G-Dur, op. Nr.1
Alfred Schnittke: Streichtrio
Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichtrio Nr. 5, c-Moll, op.9, Nr. 3

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Location: Oekolampad

Jens Peter Maintz - Florenz (IT)

Gemeinsam mit Kolja Blacher (Violine) und Jennifer Stumm (Viola)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichtrio Nr. 3, G-Dur, op. Nr.1
Alfred Schnittke: Streichtrio
Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichtrio Nr. 5, c-Moll, op.9, Nr. 3

Location: Florenz

Jens Peter Maintz - Tongyeong (KR)

Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Stefan Asbury (Dirigent)

Isang Yun: Cello Concerto

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Location: Tongyeong Concert Hall

Jens Peter Maintz - Berlin

Gemeinsam mit dem Spectrum-Ensemble

Ursula Mamlok: Breezes für Violine, Viola, Klarinette, Violoncello und Klavier
Ursula Mamlok: Confluences für Klarinette, Violine, Violoncello und Klavier
Oliver Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps
Johannes Brahms: Quintett für Klarinette, zwei Violinen, Viola und Violoncello h-Moll op. 115

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Location: Philharmonie Kammermusiksaal

Jens Peter Maintz - Neuenhagen

Cello Duello

Werke von Haydn, Offenbach, Händel u.a.

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Location: Bürgerhaus Neuenhagen

Jens Peter Maintz - Berlin

Gemeinsam mit dem Spectrum-Ensemble

Béla Bartók: Kontraste für Violine, Klarinette und Klavier Sz 111 
Béla Bartók: Sonate für zwei Klaviere und Schlagwerk Sz 110
Béla Bartók: Klavierquintett op. 3

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Location: Philharmonie Kammermusiksaal

Jens Peter Maintz enjoys an outstanding reputation as a versatile soloist, highly sought-after chamber musician, and committed cello teacher. Originally from Hamburg, he studied with David Geringas and took part in masterclasses with other great cellists such as Heinrich Schiff, Boris Pergamenschikow, Frans Helmerson and Siegfried Palm. He was further influenced by his intensive chamber music study with Uwe-Martin Haiberg and Walter Levin.

In 1994 he won first prize in the ARD international Music Competition, which had previously not been awarded to a cellist for 17 years. 

He gathered several years of valuable orchestral experience as principal cello of the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester in Berlin, and travelled the world as a member of the renowned Trio Fontenay. Since 2006 Jens Peter Maintz has been principal cello of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, on the invitation of Claudio Abbado.

His solo career has brought him into contact with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Herbert Blomstedt, Marek Janowski, Dmitry Kitajenko, Franz Welser-Möst, Reinhard Goebel and Bobby McFerrin. He has appeared as a soloist with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig MDR Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Den Haag Residenzorchester and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. Alongside classical repertoire, Jens Peter Maintz has performed numerous works by contemporary composers from Isang Yun to Georg Friedrich Haas.

Since 2004 he has been professor at Berlin University of the Arts, where he teaches an exceptionally successful cello class. Many of his students are prize winners in important international competitions and some hold leading positions in major orchestras.

Jens Peter Maintz is in equally great demand as a chamber musician. He is a member of the prestigious 'Spectrum Concerts Berlin' concert series, and performs with chamber music partners such as Janine Jansen, Boris Brovtsyn, Torleif Thedéen, Hélène Grimaud, Kolja Blacher, Isabelle Faust, Antoine Tamestit, and also the Artemis, Carmina and Auryn Quartets.

It is now 25 years since he formed the cello duo 'Cello Duello' with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt. Together they perform at the world's most eminent festivals, such as the Kronberg Festival, the Cello Biennale Amsterdam and the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival.

For his Sony Classical CD of solo works by Bach, Dutilleux and Kodaly, Jens Peter Maintz was presented with an ECHO-Klassik award. His highly acclaimed recording of Haydn's cello concertos with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen was released on the Berlin Classics label.
Since 2018 he is professor at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid.
Jens Peter Maintz plays the 'Ex-Servais' cello made by Giovanni Grancino in 1697.

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