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Reflections | Robert deMaine, Cello
Bt movie not in use Make use of a lot of preparation away from the instrument 00h:00m:08s
Bt movie not in use On the instrument, do a routine of scales and etudes 00h:00m:43s
Bt movie not in use On the importance of playing drones 00h:01m:14s
Bt movie not in use There's a Stradivarius inside every instrument 00h:01m:30s
Bt movie not in use Getting the overtones to "come alive" 00h:01m:37s

Robert deMaine, Principal Cello of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, talks about his warm-up and practice routines


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Robert deMaine

Robert deMaine became Principal Cello in the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the 2013-14 season. Since 2002, Mr. deMaine has been Principal Cello of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. A fourth-generation string player, Mr. deMaine was born in Oklahoma City to a military and musical family of French and Polish extraction. He was introduced to the cello at the age of four by his mother and sister, both accomplished cellists. A Catholic priest, Father Ernest Flusché, provided sponsorship which enabled him to pursue his studies as a teenager with Leonard Rose at Juilliard Pre-College, after which he attended the Meadowmount School, the Eastman School of Music, the Piatigorsky Seminar in Los Angeles, Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, the Marlboro School and Festival, and Yale University on full-tuition fellowships (graduating with high distinction from Eastman and with the school's highest honor, the Performer's Certificate). DeMaine also studied at the University of Southern California and the Kronberg Academy in Germany.