Principal Double Bass
Clarence T. Reinberger Chair
Maximilian Dimoff is the principal bass of The Cleveland Orchestra and associate professor of double bass at the University of Michigan. Mr. Dimoff's career began in 1990 with being appointed assistant principal bass with the San Antonio Symphony while still a student. He was soon thereafter promoted to the principal position. In 1992, Mr. Dimoff became a member of the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra in Chicago and a year later moved back to his hometown to join the Seattle Symphony. Since joining the Cleveland Orchestra as principal bass in 1997, he has appeared as soloist with the Orchestra at Severance Hall and the Blossom Music Center, as well as on tour at Carnegie Hall and in Europe.
Mr. Dimoff joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in the fall of 2017 after serving for seventeen years as head of the double bass department at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is also a coach and faculty member with The National Orchestral Institute and the New World Symphony.
Maximilian Dimoff studied with Jeff Bradetich while attending Northwestern University. Other influential teachers include Warren Benfield of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Gary Karr, Eugene Levinson of the New York Philharmonic, and Ronald Simon of the Seattle Symphony. Mr. Dimoff performs on a double bass dated to 1651, made by the Italian maker Antonio Mariani.