Cellist Robert deMaine has accepted the job of principal cellist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The latter's music director, Gustavo Dudamel, offered deMaine the position after the cellist completed a trial week with the orchestra earlier this year.

DeMaine, who has been principal cellist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra since 2002, will officially start with the LA Philharmonic in May 2013, but will begin performing with the orchestra in late February.