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David Geber

Cello | Orchestra

David Geber had his early musical training in Los Angeles, where he was raised in a family of professional cellists. He studied at the Eastman School of Music and Juilliard, where his principal teachers were Ronald Leonard and Claus Adam. Mr. Geber has been the recipient of numerous cello and chamber music awards, including the Walter W. Naumburg Award and the Coleman Chamber Music Prize.

A founder of the American String Quartet, he performed with the ensemble from 1974 to 2002. As a soloist, he has appeared at Tanglewood and the Aspen Music Festival and School, as well as with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Montreal Symphony Orchestra. A strong supporter of new music, he has premiered numerous works for cello and varied chamber music ensembles, and has recorded for CRI, RCA, Musical Heritage Society, New World Records, Nonesuch Records, Albany Records, and Capstone Records.

Mr. Geber is vice president of Manhattan School of Music, and has been a member of the school’s cello and chamber music faculty since 1984. A regular participant at international chamber music festivals, he is also a faculty member at Tanglewood Music Center. Mr. Geber has adjudicated for major international string competitions, including Bordeaux, Evian, and Naumburg, and is vice president of the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation. He has been a member of the Music Academy of the West faculty since 2005 and serves on the board of the Kronberg Cello Academy. His instrument is a rare G.B. Ruggieri cello, made in Cremona in 1667.

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