Cellist Enrique Maltz was born in Argentina. At age fifteen he was principal cellist of the Orchestra Juvenil in Argentina and three years later was offered a scholarship to study at the Rubin Academy of Music in Israel.
After receiving the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship in 1980 Mr. Maltz went to the USA where he first studied at Yale University with Aldo Parisot and later at Indiana University with Janos Starker. He was principal cellist of the Indiana Symphony Orchestra.
Together with his wife Margalit Gafni he has toured as a chamber recitalist in the United States, South America and Israel. In 1985 he became a member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Since 1988 Enrique Maltz has been a member of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Enrique is a member of the Opus 3 Tango Ensemble.
Mr. Maltz has participated in numerous music festivals; Schleswig Holstein, Tanglewood, Shawnigan, Columbia International and Spoleto.
In 1998 Mr. Maltz was invited by Maestro Philippe Entremont to play as principal cellist with the Japan Virtuosi Orchestra. He has given master classes in Spain and Argentina.
Watch an interview with Enrique here