Peter Stumpf enjoys as multi-faceted a career as any cellist. After serving 12 years as the associate principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, he became the principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the beginning of the 2002-2003 season. In 2012 he left this post to join the faculty at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. He is in great demand as a chamber musician around the world, performing on series at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Concertgebouw, and Casals Hall in Tokyo with some of the greatest artists, including Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, András Schiff, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Radu Lupu, Mitsuko Uchida, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Mr. Stumpf has performed concertos with the Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Virginia Symphony. He has also been heard in recital at Jordon Hall in Boston and the Philips and Corcoran Galleries in Washington DC. Most recently, he performed J.S. Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello on the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society Series and on the Chamber Music in Historic Sites Series in Los Angeles. As a member of Boston Musica Viva, he has explored extended techniques, including microtonal compositions and numerous premieres. Prior to Indiana University, Mr. Stumpf taught at the USC Thornton School of Music, Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, and the New England Conservatory, and served as guest artist faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music, Yellow Barn Music Festival, and Musicorda Summer String Program. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and an Artist Diploma from the New England Conservatory.