The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's principal cellist, Robert
deMaine, has been offered the job of principal cellist with the Los
Angeles Philharmonic. The latter's music director, Gustavo Dudamel,
made the offer after deMaine completed a trial week with the
As of Tuesday 16 October, there had been no official announcement that deMaine had accepted the post. The cellist has held his Detroit position since 2002.