David Russell


(781) 283-2073
B.M., Eastman School; M.M., University of Akron; D.M.A., SUNY (Stony Brook)

David Russell
Music Performance Faculty in Cello; Director, Wellesley Chamber Music Society

A busy Boston area performer who has also toured extensively in France, Germany, Italy and England. Assistant Principal Cello with the Tulsa Philharmonic since 2000 and faculty member at Oklahoma City University 2001 to 2003; a member of the Grammy-nominated Eaken Trio, formerly in residence at Dickinson College in PA; Principal Cello of Opera Boston and the Hingham Symphony. Regular appearances with Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, the New England String Ensemble, Cantata Singers and Ensemble, and Emmanuel Music. A strong advocate of new music, he has performed with Phantom Arts Ensemble for American Music, Dinosaur Annex, Collage New Music, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Music on the Edge, AUROS Group for New Music, Firebird Ensemble, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, and the Fromm Foundation Players at Harvard. A founding member of Furious Band, an ensemble devoted to the exploration and performance of works by young composers. Recent projects include the premiere of Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon’s chamber opera “Comala” in Mexico City, performances at Miller Theater at Columbia University, the American Academy in Rome and the Rotterdam Conservatory, U.S. premieres of works for solo cello by Harold Meltzer and Judith Weir, masterclasses at the University of California-Davis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University of Alaska-Fairbanks and residencies at the University of South Carolina-Columbia and Tufts University. Appointed to the Wellesley faculty in 2005.  

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Department of Music
Jewett Arts Center
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Tel: 781.283.2077 
Fax: 781.283.3687


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