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Peter Stumpf, cello

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    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. Stumpf's tenure in Los Angeles followed 12 years as associate principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. His professional orchestral career began at the age of 16 when he joined 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 music musician, he is a member of the Johannes String Quartet and has appeared on the chamber music series at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, the Boston Celebrity Series, the Da Camera Society in Los Angeles, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Casals Hall in Tokyo, and at the concert halls of Cologne. He has performed with the chamber music societies of Boston and Philadelphia and at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico as well as the Festivals of Marlboro, Santa Fe, Bridgehampton, Ottawa, Great Lakes, Ojai, Spoleto, and Aspen. He 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 in performances including commissions from composers William Bolcom and Esa Pekka Salonen.

    Concerto appearances have been with the Boston Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston 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. Most recently, he performed the Six Suites for Solo Cello by 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, and 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 University of Southern California, Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, the New England Conservatory, and guest artist faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music as well as at the Yellow Barn Music Festival and the Musicorda Summer String Program. He has conducted master classes 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 of Delaware and Michigan.

    "Faultless technique and panache."

    -Symphony Orchestra Review

    Ida Levin Tribute Concert

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 8:00 PM

    Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    The Program

    Cynthia Raim, piano; Daniel Phillips, violin; Carmit Zori, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola;
    Marcy Rosen, cello; Peter Stumpf, cello

    Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8, Op. 110
    Beethoven: Cello Sonata in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2
    Glazunov: String Quintet in A Major, Op. 39

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    Musicians from Marlboro III

    Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Alexi Kenney, violin; Robin Scott, violin; Shuangshuang Liu, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello; Zoltán Fejérvári, piano

    Haydn: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 74, No. 3, Hob. III:74, Rider
    Webern: String Quartet (1905)
    Brahms: Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26

    This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 6:45 PM with Jonathan Coopersmith in the Innovation Studio.

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    Peter Stumpf, cello

    Date: Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 3:00 and 5:00 PM

    Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
    427 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Special Two-Part Concert

    Part I:

    Bach: Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010
    Bach: Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008
    Bach: Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012

    Part II:

    Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
    Bach: Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011
    Bach: Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major BWV 1009

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    Carmit Zori, violin; Hsin-yun Huang, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello; Marcy Rosen, cello

    Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Schubert: Trio in B-flat Major, D. 471
    Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello
    Arensky: Quartet No. 2, Op. 35

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    Catherine Cho, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Mozart: Piano Trio in C Major, K. 548
    Strauss: Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 6
    Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 49

     

    This performance features a free pre-concert lecture at 6:45pm

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 3:00 PM

    Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
    427 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Corelli: La Folia Variations for Violin and Piano
    Rachmaninov: Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42
    DvoÅ™ák: Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 90, “Dumky”

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    Ida Levin, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Private: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Schubert: String Trio in B-flat Major, D. 581
    Copland: Piano Quartet
    DvoÅ™ák: Piano Quartet in D Major, Op. 23

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Schubert: Sonatina for Violin and Piano in G Minor, D. 408
    Schubert: Moments Musicaux, D. 780 [Selections]
    Schubert: "Arpeggione" Sonata in A Minor, D. 821
    Schubert: Piano Trio in E-flat Major, D. 929

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    Peter Stumpf, cello

    Date: Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19147

    Ligeti: Sonata for Solo Cello
    Britten: Suite No. 1 for Solo Cello, Op. 72
    Dutilleux: Trois strophes sur le nom de Sacher
    Kodály: Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Private: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Schulhoff: Duo for Violin and Cello
    Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
    Beethoven: Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Monday, March 9, 2009 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Schnittke: Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 134
    Prokofiev: Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 119
    Rachmaninov: Preludes, Op. 23
    Arensky: Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 32

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Monday, May 5, 2008 - 8:00 PM

    Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
    427 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    C. Schumann: Drei Romanzen, Op. 22
    R. Schumann: Fantasiestí¼cke, Op. 12
    R. Schumann: Fantasiestí¼cke, Op. 73
    R. Schumann: Piano Trio in F Major, Op. 80

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    Peter Stumpf, cello

    Date: Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 3 and 5 PM

    Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19147

    PART I
    Bach: Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010
    Bach: Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008
    Bach: Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012
    PART II
    Bach: Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
    Bach: Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011
    Bach: Suite No. 3 in C Major BWV 1009

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Martinů: Duo No. 2 for Violin and Cello
    DvoÅ™ák: Four Romantic Pieces, Op. 75, B. 150
    Janáček: Pohádka for Cello and Piano
    Smetana: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15

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    Hiroko Yajima, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Sunday, April 23, 2006 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Beethoven: Twelve Variations on Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen,
    from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Op. 66
    Beethoven: Piano Sonata in F Major, Op. 54
    Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 12, No. 2
    Beethoven: Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost”

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Monday, April 11, 2005 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1
    Kodály: Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7
    Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flatvMajor, Op. 97, “Archduke”

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Monday, May 10, 2004 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Ravel: Violin Sonata in G Major
    Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
    Ravel: Piano Trio

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    Peter Stumpf, cello and Jeremy Denk, piano

    Date: Sunday, October 5, 2003 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19147

    Mendelssohn: Variations concertantes, Op. 17
    Strauss: Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 6
    Grieg: Cello Sonata in A Minor, Op. 36

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    Ida Levin, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello; Marietta-Simpson, mezzo-soprano; Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano

    Date: Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Brahms: Piano Sonata in C Major, Op. 1
    Brahms: Steig auf, geliebter Schatten, Op. 94, No. 2
    Brahms: Feldeinsamkeit, Op. 86, No. 2
    Brahms: Kein Haus, keine Heimat, Op. 94, No. 5
    Brahms: Auf dem Kirchhofe, Op. 105, No. 4
    Brahms: Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91
    Brahms: Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25

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    Ida Levin, violin; Michael Tree, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Monday, October 28, 2002 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Haydn: Piano Trio in C Major, Hob. XV:27
    Schumann: Davidsbí¼ndlertänze, Op. 6
    Brahms: Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano

    Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2002 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Haydn: Piano Trio in F-sharp Minor, Hob. XV:26
    Maneval: Migrations, A Cycle of 30 Poems for Piano [World Premiere]
    Brahms: Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 101

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    Peter Stumpf, cello and Jeremy Denk, piano

    Date: Friday, December 7, 2001 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19147

    Bach: Viola da Gamba Sonata in G Major, BWV 1027
    Bach: Viola da Gamba Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1029
    Bach: Toccatta in C Minor, BWV 911
    Bach: Viola da Gamba Sonata in D Major, BWV 1028

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Sunday, March 18, 2001 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata in B-­flat Major, Op. 45
    Mendelssohn: Violin Sonata in F Major
    Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 6

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Martha Elliott, soprano; Marietta Simpson, mezzo-soprano; Jon Humphrey, tenor; Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano

    Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2000 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2
    Crumb: Gnomic Variations
    Shostakovich: From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op. 79

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    Peter Stumpf, cello and Jeremy Denk, piano

    Date: Sunday, January 31, 1999 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19147

    Beethoven: Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 5, No. 1
    Beethoven: Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 102, No. 1
    Beethoven: Seven Variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fí¼hlen,
    from Mozart’s Die Zaubrflöte, WoO 46
    Beethoven: Cello Sonata in A Major, Op. 69

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    Peter Stumpf, cello and Jeremy Denk, piano

    Date: Thursday, January 28, 1999 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19147

    Beethoven: Twelve Variations in G Major on See the Conqu’ring Hero Comes, from Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus, WoO 45
    Beethoven: Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 5, No. 2
    Beethoven: Twelve Variations on Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen, from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Op. 66
    Beethoven: Cello Sonata in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano

    Date: Tuesday, January 19, 1999 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Shostakovich: Piano Sonata in B Minor, Op. 61
    Beethoven: Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 121a, Ten Variations and Rondo on Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu
    Beethoven: Fifteen Variations and Fugue in E­flat Major, Op. 35, “Eroica Variations”
    Shostakovich: Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 67

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    Mark Steinberg, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Mitsuko Uchida, piano

    Date: Thursday, March 19, 1998 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Mozart: Piano Trio in G Major, K. 496
    Mozart: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, K. 502
    Mozart: Piano Trio in E Major, K. 542

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    Arnold Steinhardt, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Tuesday, November 18, 1997 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Brahms : Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 78
    Brahms : Acht Klavierstí¼cke, Op. 76
    Brahms : Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8

    Benita Valente
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    Ida Levin, violin; Michael Tree, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello; Benita Valente, soprano; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Tuesday, February 25, 1997 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello
    Brahms: Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103 [Selections]
    Bolcom: Cantata: Let Evening Come
    DvoÅ™ák Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87, B. 162

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; David Shifrin, clarinet; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Monday, May 6, 1996 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Brahms: Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114
    Bartók: Piano Sonata
    Brahms: Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 99
    Bartók: Contrasts

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    Mark Steinberg, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Mitsuko Uchida, piano

    Date: Sunday, April 23, 1995 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Centennial Hall, Haverford College,

    Mozart: Piano Trio for B-flat Major, K. 254, "Divertimento"
    Mozart: Piano Trio in C Major, K. 548
    Mozart: Piano Trio in G Major, K. 564

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Diane Walsh, piano; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Friday, March 17, 1995 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Centennial Hall, Haverford College,

    Schubert: Violin Sonata in D Major, D. 384
    Schubert: Impromptus No. 14, D. 899
    Schubert: Piano Trio in E-flat Major, D. 929

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    Pamela Frank, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Benita Valente, soprano; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Monday, March 14, 1994 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Schumann: Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 121
    Schumann: Die Blume der Ergebung, from Drei Gesänge, Op. 83, No. 2
    Schumann: Lieder der Braut aus dem Liebesfrí¼hling I and II, from Myrthen, Op. 25, Nos. 11/12
    Schumann: Dein Angesicht, from Fí¼nf Lieder und Gesänge, Op. 127, No. 2
    Schumann: Die Lotosblume, from Myrthen, Op. 25, No. 7
    Schumann: Zigeunerliedchen, from Lieder-Album fí¼r die Jugend, Op. 79, No. 7
    Schumann: Röselein, Röselein!, from Sechs Gesänge, Op. 89, No. 6
    Schumann: Volksliedchen, from Lieder und Gesänge, Book II, Op. 51, No. 2
    Schumann: Ins Freie, from Sechs Gesänge, Op. 89, No. 5
    Brahms: Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 87

    Symphony Orchestra Review

    “Faultless technique and panache.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

    “In his incidental solos, cellist Stumpf was his usual elegant, poetic self.”

    Herald-Times (Bloomington, Indiana)

    “A musician of outstanding talent and heart.”

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