Bayview Festival

June 9 - August 18, 2017

String Faculty

Theodore Buchholz, Cello


Cellist Theodore Buchholz has been lauded by newspaper critics as a “Virtuosic cellist,” an “Outstanding performer,” and a “Wonderful musician.” Debuting in New York’s Merkin Hall, and this season he will perform as recitalist and chamber musician in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Tokyo, Idaho, Massachusetts, Montana, Utah, Vermont, Michigan, and as a faculty collaborative artist. Theodore served as a professional orchestral musician for ten years, and has collaborated in chamber performances with members of the world’s leading ensembles. He is a member of True Concord whose recent recording is currently nominated for a Grammy Award.

Dr. Buchholz studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. His principal teachers include Nathaniel Rosen, Bonnie Hampton, and Sadao Harada of the Tokyo String Quartet. 

As a nationally recognized researcher, Dr. Buchholz serves as the Cello Forum Editor for the award-winning journal American String Teacher. Dr. Buchholz’s research accomplishments include publications in the Journal of Historical Research in Music EducationAmerican String Teacher, and frequent presentations at national conferences. His current research is focused on historical cello treatises, and he edited the technique book Exercises and Etudes for Elegance of Sound and Form in Cello Playing

As a leader in music education, Theodore Buchholz regularly appears as a guest artist, teacher, and clinician across the country. Dr. Buchholz is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy Awards). He currently serves as President of the American String Teachers Association of Arizona and is the Director of the Tucson Cello Congress. Dr. Buchholz is the String Area Coordinator, Chamber Music Coordinator, and Cello Professor at the University of Arizona.

During the summers he performs and teaches at the prestigious Killington Music Festival in Vermont and the Bay View Festival in Michigan.