Robert L Deutsch – Cello

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Robert Deutsch made his solo debut with the

Miami Symphonic Society at the age of 17. He studied with Aldo Parisot at the New

England Conservatory of Music where he earned his Master of Music degree. While

studying in Boston, he also participated in master classes with Mstislav Rostropovitch

and chamber music studies with Rudolph Kolisch. He has been heard in summer

festivals in Sapporo, Japan, Maine, Connecticut, Colorado and Florida and in recital in

such cities as Boston, New York, Miami, and Tulsa. He also has been heard in national

broadcast with American composer Gunther Schuller on PBS television. Mr. Deutsch

has held the position of Principal Cello with the New England Conservatory Symphony,

The Springfield, Mass. Symphony, the Tulsa Philharmonic, The Fort Lauderdale

Symphony Orchestra, Greater Miami Opera Orchestra and Adelphi Chamber Orchestra.

He has also held the Associate Principal position with the Miami Philharmonic. He

joined the Houston Symphony in 1976 and retired from this position after a thirty year

career. He has been heard as soloist with the HSO performing concerti by Saint Saëns

and Haydn. He has also been a featured soloist with the Galveston Symphony and

Houston Civic Symphony in concerti by Haydn, Boccherini, Schumann, Dvorak, and

Benjamin Lees. In 1986, he performed the Houston premiere of the Miaskovsky C Minor

Concerto Cello Concerto with the Civic Symphony of Houston. Mr. Deutsch teaches

cello privately and has given Master Classes in several cities, including Miami Florida,

Memphis Tennessee, Boulder Colorado, Shanghai China, and Morristown, NJ. He has

taught Cello and Chamber Music at the University of Tulsa. He spends his spare time

performing chamber music, solo recitals and as a collector and restorer of fine string

instruments for which he maintains the website

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