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David Ying


Cellist of the Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet, Mr. Ying concertizes widely, both in traditional performances and beyond the concert hall.

David Ying is best known to audiences as cellist of the Ying Quartet. Winners of a 2005 Grammy award, the quartet was also awarded the Naumburg Chamber Music Award and has established an international reputation for excellence in performance with appearances in virtually every major American city. They have also appeared at numerous festivals including Tanglewood, Aspen, Caramoor, and San Miguel, and in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Japan, and Taiwan. In addition, Mr. Ying performs with pianist Elinor Freer, with whom he is co-artistic director of the Skaneateles Festival in Central New York. As a solo cellist, Mr. Ying has won prizes at the Naumburg International Cello Competition and the Washington International Competition. He holds degrees from the Juilliard School and Eastman School of Music, where his teachers were Leonard Rose, Channing Robbins, Ardyth Alton, Paul Katz, Steven Doane, and Robert Sylvester. A dedicated and active teacher himself, Mr. Ying has taught at Interlochen, the Brevard Music Center, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and Northwestern University. He is on the chamber music and cello faculty of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. With the Ying Quartet, he is also currently Blodgett artist-in-residence at Harvard University.