John Walz is a celebrated soloist and chamber music artist. He has appeared as soloist with more than 150 symphony orchestras on four continents. In 1979, he was a founder of the Pacific Trio, a renowned ensemble that has played more than 900 concerts throughout North America and Europe. For 20 years, he was principal cellist with the Long Beach Symphony. He is on the faculty of the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program and Academy.