A student of Janos Starker, German cellist Edith Salzmann is in high demand internationally as a teacher, soloist, and chamber musician.

She is a Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Auckland and the artistic director of the Pettman National Junior Academy and the International Akaroa Music Festival She has been a member of many major ensembles, including the Tibor Varga Chamber Orchestra, the Corda String Quartet, and the Musikfabrik Duesseldorf; She has recorded for the Stradivarius and Atoll labels, and given masterclasses in countries across the globe.