WOLFRAM KOESSEL (cello) has established himself as a much sought after chamber musician, soloist, recording artist and contractor in the New York music scene. He has performed with MMDG since 1999 and was music director from 2004-2008. In 2006, Koessel joined the world renowned American String Quartet, with which he performs in the foremost concert halls throughout the world, collaborating often with today's leading artists. Koessel appears with a wide range of ensembles and groups, most notably and frequently with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He has supervised and performed music for Warner Brothers, American Express, and many independent film companies, and has organized hundreds of classical orchestra and chamber music concerts in New York City throughout the last decade. He is on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music and the Aspen Music Festival. He resides with his wife, musician and writer J. Mae Barizo, in Manhattan.