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Shepherd Careers Forum
October 12-14, 2007
Houston, Texas
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Shepherd Careers Forum 2007
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  David Gerstein, cello

David Gerstein, a devoted performer of chamber and contemporary music has played concerts all over the world, from the stage of Carnegie Hall to the Great Wall of China.

David has participated in the prestigious New York String Orchestra Seminar in New York City, presenting concerts in Carnegie Hall under the direction of Jaime Laredo.
He was a founding member of the Cape Cod Experiment, a consistently multi-faceted chamber ensemble. CCE was invited to attend the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition as Semi-Finalists and has appeared in concert with the Ying Quartet on the stage of Kilbourn Hall.

Mr. Gerstein maintains a musical life during the summers outside of school as well. This past summer he was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center for the second time and was chosen to play New York Notes by Charles Wuorinen working closely with the composer as well as James Levine. Past summers include residencies at the Banff Centre in Alberta, CA and the Colorado Quartet’s Chamber Music Institute on Cape Cod.

Mr. Gerstein has maintained an active relationship with performing and promoting new works by little known composers. He has received grants from the Howard Hanson Institute for American Music and has performed actively with groups such as the Eastman Musica Nova Ensemble and Ossia: New Music. David played principal cello on a performance of Blood on the Floor by Mark Anthony Turnage at Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall with the composer in attendance.

David received a BM with Distinction from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with David Ying. He is currently a masters student at Rice University studying with Norman Fischer.
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