Theodore Buchholz, cello professor and head of strings at the University of Arizona, has been lauded by newspaper critics as a “Virtuosic cellist,” an “Outstanding performer,” and a “Wonderful musician.” Debuting in New York’s Merkin Hall, he performs this season as recitalist and chamber musician in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Tokyo, Massachusetts, Montana, Utah, Idaho, and Vermont. Theodore served as a professional orchestral musician for ten years, and has collaborated in chamber performances with members of the Audubon, Escher, and New World Quartets, and with members of the Cleveland, Metropolitan Opera, Minnesota, New World, San Francisco, and Sydney Symphony Orchestras.
Dr. Buchholz studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, and the University of Arizona. 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 Education, American 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. He currently serves as President of the American String Teachers Association of Arizona and is the Director of the Tucson Cello Congress.