Praised by The New York Times as “an artist who makes one hang on every note,” cellist Robert deMaine has distinguished himself as one of the finest musicians of his generation, having performed to critical acclaim as soloist, recitalist, recording artist, and chamber musician throughout the world.
He has been the Principal Cellist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra since 2002, occupying the James C. Gordon endowed chair. He has served in the same capacity with the New York String Orchestra, Neeme Järvi's All-Star Mahler Orchestra at the Riverside Church in New York, Hartford Symphony Orchestra and Connecticut Opera, and was Visiting Principal of the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra in Boston and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Pianist Pauline Martin continues to earn world-class recognition for her solo and chamber music performances and recordings. She has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the New American Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra London Canada and others, and appears regularly with the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings.