Wulfhorst has performed extensively in more than twenty states in
the United States, and in Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and Australia as
soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer.
September 2003 Dr. Wulfhorst was invited to represent the City of Santa Fe, NM
at the 6th Tsuyama International All-Round Music Festival in Japan. Formerly
the principal cellist of the San Juan Symphony and of the Johnstown, PA
Symphony Orchestra, he was also principal cellist of the Meridian and Tupelo
Symphony Orchestras and interim principal cellist of the Fresno Philharmonic.
Currently, he is a member of the Santa Rosa, CA Symphony and also performs
regularly with the Monterey Symphony, Fresno Philharmonic, and Tulare County
Symphony. He performed for many years in Santa Fe, NM with Santa Fe Pro Musica,
the Santa Fe Symphony and various chamber music ensembles.
compact discs featuring Dr. Wulfhorst are available: cello duets by Jacques
Offenbach; a compilation of chamber works including Bruch’s Kol Nidrei and Ernest Bloch’s Three Nocturnes for Piano Trio with pianist Norman Krieger and
violinist Susan Doering; CD’s with tangos by Astor Piazzolla and compositions
by Haydn and Mozart with Santa Fe Pro Musica; and a compact disc with compositions
by Thomas Bramel. He has also recorded
chamber works by Clara Kathleen Rogers, and Handel Sonatas arranged for
saxophone and basso continuo with saxophone virtuoso Lawrence Gwozdz and
harpsichord player John Paul. He has also recorded music for choir and strings
by British composer Tarik O’Regan with the professional vocal ensemble
“Conspirare” for the harmonia mundi label. That CD was nominated for two
the last twenty years Dr. Wulfhorst held faculty positions at Fort Lewis
College in Durango, CO; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; at the University
of Southern Mississippi, and elsewhere. He joined the faculty of Fresno Pacific
University in 2007 where he teaches the scholarship string quartet, orchestra,
cello, music history, and other courses.
and raised in Germany, he studied with Friedrich-Jürgen Sellheim at the Musikhochschule in
Hannover, Germany where he finished the five-year study program leading to the
degree "Künstlerische Reifeprüfung."
As a prize winner in the nationwide youth competition "Jugend
musiziert," he was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Germany
from 1976 to 1979. He was awarded grants
to participate in master classes with Frédéric Lodéon, Sellheim, and Piérre
Fournier in France, Greece, and Switzerland. Wulfhorst played in the
professional orchestras of Hannover (State Opera and Radio), Göttingen, and
Hildesheim, and numerous chamber ensembles.
1985, Wulfhorst came to the U.S. to continue his studies with Evelyn Elsing and
the Guarneri Quartet at the University of Maryland at College Park where he
earned his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. He plays
a cello made by Giovanni Battista Rogeri
(Brescia, 1693; “ex-
further information on his recordings, concerts, and other activities visit his
web site at: http://wulfhorst.tripod.com.