Maxfield Wollam-Fisher holds degrees from Indiana University and the University of Wisconsin where he studied cello with Sharon Robinson and Uri Vardi. As an avid chamber musician, Maxfield pursues performance, creation, recording, and education in classical, contemporary, world, popular, and interdisciplinary artistic projects. Maxfield has worked with renowned artists, music festivals, and events around the globe to expand the role of cello and art in daily culture, challenging his students, audiences, and colleagues to find new ways to connect in the modern world. His own teachers have included Peter Howard (former principal cellist of the St Paul Chamber Orchestra), Jorja Fleezanis (former concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra), Atar Arad (former Cleveland Quartet), Sally Gross (choreographer), and Tanya Carey.
Teaching is a core focus for Maxfield who is Suzuki certified and has taught students and chamber groups of all ages who have gone on both to study at major music schools and play in local rock bands.
Maxfield is also a director of the Tanguero Workshop in Indiana which trains tango musicians from around the world. In his near decade as a tango musician he has performed with such icons as Julian Peralta, Pablo Aslan, Hector del Curto, Victor Lavallen, and Pablo Ziegler.
In DC, whenever he is not dancing or sight reading Dvorak quartets, Maxfield can be heard with his group Da Capo Tango and the folk band After the Flood.