Maxwell Remmer


Having first begun his musical studies at age five on violin, Maxwell Remmer turned his focus to cello several years later. He made his orchestral debut at age thirteen with the Jacksonville Symphony, performing a movement of Elgar’s Cello Concerto for three appearances. Other works performed with orchestra have included Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1, Boccherini’s Cello Concerto in B-flat Major, and Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme. Maxwell has held leadership positions in several orchestras and currently holds the position of Principal Cellist in the University Symphony Orchestra at the University of Michigan. A natural teacher, he enjoys sharing the gift of music with others and has focused his volunteer efforts on making musical instruction accessible to all, most recently having served as a violin instructor with Songcatchers in New Rochelle, a program designed to bring affordable music lessons to underserved communities. Maxwell has been honored to participate in numerous masterclasses including performances for Narek Hakhnazaryan, Desmond Hoebig, Eric Kim, Brinton Averil Smith, The Dover Quartet, Norman Fischer, Hans Jørgen Jensen, Morten Zeuthen, and The Pacifica Quartet. His past summer studies have included the Meadowmount School of Music, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Brevard Music Center, Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Chautauqua Institution, and the Aspen Music Festival. A graduate in 2020 of the Manhattan School of Music Precollege where he studied with David Geber, Maxwell is now enrolled at the University of Michigan as a student of Richard Aaron.