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David Geber
David Geber
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 the Juilliard School, from which he holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees. His principal teachers included Claus Adam and Ronald Leonard. 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. He has appeared as soloist at Tanglewood and Aspen, as well as with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Montreal Symphony. A strong supporter of new music, he has premiered numerous works for cello as well as varied chamber music combinations. As a founding member of the American String Quartet, he concertized world-wide and recorded extensively with that ensemble for twenty-eight years.

Mr. Geber is Vice President of Manhattan School of Music, as well as a longtime member of the School’s cello and chamber music faculty. He is artist/faculty at Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA. and the String Quartet Seminar at Tanglewood. He has recorded for Albany Records, Capstone Records, CRI, Musical Heritage Society, New World Records, Nonesuch Records, and RCA. Mr. Geber frequently gives recitals and master classes in North America, and has adjudicated for major international string competitions including Bordeaux, Evian and Naumburg. He is Vice President of both the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation and the American Friends of Kronberg Academy. His cello is a rare G. B. Ruggieri, made in Cremona in 1667.

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