Maximilian Dimoff

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Maximilian Dimoff (born June 23, 1968) has been the principal bassist of the Cleveland Orchestra since 1997.[1]


He has appeared with the orchestra at their summer venue, the Blossom Festival, performing Koussevitsky's Concerto for Double Bass. He attended Northwestern University, where he studied with Jeff Bradetich.[2] Before joining the Cleveland Orchestra, he served as the principal bassist of the San Antonio Symphony, and section bass in the Grant Park Symphony and the Seattle Symphony.[1][3] Dimoff has presented master classes at the Manhattan School of Music and several universities.[1] He is currently head of the double bass department at the Cleveland Institute of Music, with fellow Cleveland Orchestra bassist Scott Dixon.


  1. ^ a b c "Maximilian Dimoff". Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Cleveland Orchestra bassist, instrument make perfect pairing". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Contrabass Conversations - Max Dimoff". Retrieved 8 December 2010.