An Evening of Chamber Music

Concert Information

Weill Recital Hall
April 22, 2004

An Evening of Chamber Music

The New York Youth Symphony's Chamber Program performed their year end concert at Weill Hall on April 22, 2004. 

Cellist David Gerber was a mentor and soloist, performing Schubert's String Quintet in C Major, Op. Post 163 with The Mentorship Group.

Pieces included Debussy, Faure, Jolivet, Franck, Brahms, Piazzolla and Mozart.

Guest Artist

David Gerber

From 2003 Program
David Geber
had his early music training in Los Angeles, where he was raised in a family of professional cellists.  He studied at the Eastman School of Music and the JuilliardSchool, from which he holds Bachelor and Masters of Music degrees. His principal teachers included Claus Adam and Ronald Leonard. Mr. Geber has been the recipient of numerous cello and chamber music program awards, including the Walter W. Naumburg Award and the Coleman Chamber Music Prize.  As a founding member of the American String Quartet, he concertized with that ensemble for 28 years, retiring from the group in 2002.  He has appeared as soloist at Tanglewood andAspen, as well as with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Montréal Symphony.  A strong supporter of new music, he has given numerous premières for cello and varied chamber music combinations.  He has recorded for Albany Records, Capstone Records, CRI, Musical Heritage Society, New World Records, Nonesuch Records, and RCA. He is Associate Dean of Performance and Chairman of Strings at the Manhattan School of Music, as well as a member of the School’s cello and chamber music faculties. He has been artist/faculty with the Aspen Music Festival and School for nearly three decades.  Mr. Geber frequently gives recitals and masterclasses inNorth America and has adjudicated for major international string competitions including those of Bordeaux, Évian, and Naumburg. He was recently keynote speaker for the American Society of Hand Therapists and is on the Board of Directors of the Violoncello Society. His cello is a rare G.B. Ruggieri, made in Cremona in 1667.

Soloist Profile

First Music Commission