Peter Stumpf in Concert

Doors open at 2:30 pm

$20 Adults, $15 Members/Students with I.D.

Peter Stumpf is professor of cello at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Prior to his appointment, he was principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for 9 years. Stumpf’s tenure in Los Angeles followed 12 years as associate principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He began his professional career at the age of 16, winning a position in the cello section of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. He received a bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and an Artist’s Diploma from the New England Conservatory.

A dedicated chamber musician, he is a member of the Johannes String Quartet and has appeared on the chamber music series at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the concert halls of Cologne, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and at Casals Hall in Tokyo, as well as with the Boston Celebrity Series and the Da Camera Society in Los Angeles. He has performed with the chamber music societies of Boston and Philadelphia, at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico and at the Festivals of Marlboro, Santa Fe, Bridgehampton, Ottawa, Great Lakes, Ojai, Spoleto, and Aspen. Stumpf has toured with Music from Marlboro, the Casals Hall Ensemble in Japan, and with pianist Mitsuko Uchida in performances of the complete Mozart Piano Trios. He has collaborated with pianists Leif Ove Andsnes, Emmanuel Ax, Jorge Bolet, Yefim Bronfman, Radu Lupu, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Andras Schiff, Jean Yves Thibaudet, Mitsuko Uchida, and with the Emerson and Guarneri String Quartets. Most recently, the Johannes Quartet has collaborated with the Guarneri Quartet on tour including commissions from composers William Bolcom and Esa Pekka Salonen.

Peter has made concerto appearances with the Boston Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston Philharmonic, the Colorado Philharmonic, the Virginia Symphony, the Vermont Symphony, the Connecticut String Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, the American Youth Symphony, and at the Aspen Music Festival. As a recitalist he has performed at the Universities of Hartford, Syracuse, and Delaware, at Jordan Hall in Boston, and at the Philips and Corcoran Galleries in Washington D.C. He recently performed the Six Suites for Solo Cello of J. S. Bach on the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society Series and on the Chamber Music in Historic Sites Series in Los Angeles. His awards include first prize in the Washington International Competition, the Graham-Stahl Competition, the Aspen Concerto Competition and second Prize in the Evian International String Quartet Competition.

As a former member of the Boston Musica Viva, he has explored extended techniques including microtonal compositions and numerous premieres. As a teacher he has served on the cello faculty of the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, the New England Conservatory, and as guest artist faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Yellow Barn Music Festival and the Musicorda Summer String Program. Stumpf has conducted masterclasses at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Manhattan and Mannes Schools of Music, Iowa and Pennsylvania State Universities, the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Seoul National University, Temple University, and at the Universities ofDelaware, Indiana, and Michigan. He is currently on the cello faculty of the University of Southern California as well.

The Museum is pleased to host Mr. Stumpf for his Glencairn debut where he will play a Nicolo Amati cello made in 1642, on loan from Lachlan Pitcairn, son of Raymond Pitcairn who designed and built Glencairn as the family home where Lachlan once lived. He will perform works by Bach, Beethoven and Chopin.

At the conclusion of the concert the audience is invited to meet the performers at a reception where light refreshments will be served, and ride up nine floors in the Museum’s elevator to the tower observation deck, with its commanding view of the local area and the Philadelphia skyline.