Max Geissler

Praised for his “superb artistry and beautiful sound”, cellist Max Geissler is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Rice University under the tutelage of Desmond Hoebig. Currently, Max serves as the cellist of the mixed
instrumentation new music ensemble Latitude 49 and is a highly sought-after chamber collaborator and educator. Before his studies at Rice, he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan
working with Richard Aaron. Previous mentors of his have also included Catherine Lehr-Ramos of the Saint Louis Symphony and Michel Strauss during a semester of study abroad in Paris.

As an enthusiastic educator, Max runs a private teaching studio in Houston, where he has helped prepare many high school students to go on to college music programs. Max has frequently worked with top level college students as a result of his experience as Desmond Hoebig’s teaching assistant. He is additionally an in-demand masterclass clinician, having given classes at schools such as SUNY Fredonia, Baylor University, and the
University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Max spends his summers on faculty at ENCORE Chamber Music in Cleveland, working closely with aspiring cellists and performing alongside good friends and colleagues.

Max is a passionate advocate of the chamber music literature and takes any opportunity he can to excitedly share it with audiences. He has performed alongside and collaborated with Jon Kimura Parker, Cho-Liang Lin,
Martin Beaver, Brian Connelly, Desmond Hoebig, James Dunham, Timothy Pitts, and Benjamin Kamins. He has performed regularly as a part of the new music organization MUSIQA in Houston, as well as alongside
Brian Connelly on his chamber music series, Music in Context. Max is currently the Artistic Director for Kalmia Gardens Chamber Music, a summer chamber festival hosted in a farmhouse in Durham, Connecticut,
as well as a regular performer at the Geneva Music Festival. In addition to these festivals, Max has appeared as a Young Artist at La Jolla SummerFest, and performed as a part of the Taipei Music Festival in Taiwan.

Bluegrass fans will enjoy this lively concert! Violinist Eliot Heaton and cellist Max Geissler return with Greg Robbins on bass to bring you some good old fashioned American music.

  • Sunday, May 23, 2021 – 2:00 PM

    Smith Opera House
  • Saturday, May 29, 2021 – 7:30 PM

    Smith Opera House