Maxine Neuman

American cellist and teacher Maxine Neuman was born in New York on 1 July 1948. She studied cello with Bernard Greenhouse and at the Manhattan School of Music.

As a chamber musician, she co-founded the Claremont Duo, the Crescent String Quartet, Duo Cellisimo, the Vermont Cello Quartet and the Walden Trio, and she frequently toured Europe and the USA.

She was principal cellist of the Orchestra of St Luke's, but left that position for a teaching position at Bennington College in Vermont. Later she returned to New York City and continued to teach and tour internationally. She also coached chamber musicians at the Manhattan School of Music.

She also recorded for many record labels, including Albany, AMC, Angel, Argo, Artek, Biddulph, CBS World Records, Columbia, CRI, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Leonarda, Musical Heritage, Nonesuch, Northeastern, Opus One, Orion, Sony/Virgin and Vanguard.

Maxine Neuman died after a long battle with cancer on 13 December 2022, aged seventy-four.