Instructor of Cello
David Eby, founding cellist for the internationally acclaimed band, Pink Martini, has an active performing and teaching career on the West Coast. He performs with The Bodhi Trio, The Oregon Symphony and Portland Cello Project, and is the Cello Teaching Artist for the El Sistema inspired Bravo Youth Orchestra.
As a youth, David made his solo debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony at age 16 and attended the Tanglewood and Aspen Music Festivals. He studied at the Eastman School of Music and received the Performer’s Certificate and BM degree under the tutelage of Paul Katz of the Cleveland Quartet. He had the great privilege of studying under Janos Starker at Indiana University, where he received his MM degree. He was the Principal Cellist of the Evansville Philharmonic and the Owensboro Symphony Orchestras, and founding cellist for the Evansville String Quartet. He was also the founding cellist for the musical storytelling troupe, Tales & Scales, where he developed his composing, improvising and acting abilities.
Along with 25 years of private teaching, he has taught at the Meadowmount School of Music, Louisville Suzuki Institute, Ithaca Chamber Music Institute, and Point Counterpoint.
From 2001-2013 he served as music director for Ananda Worldwide, conducting choirs and orchestras of meditators. He was recently featured in the Hollywood film, Finding Happiness, and continues to explore and share the connections between music and consciousness that become present in inspired performance. His bi-weekly blogs appear on his website, DavidEbyMusic.com.
His discography includes Sympathique with Pink Martini, Mystic Harp 2, Secrets of Love, Relax: Meditations for Flute and Cello, and Song of the Nightingale for Crystal Clarity Publishers.