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Cellist David Bakamjian performs regularly as a recitalist, chamber player,
and recording artist. He has played at New York’s premier concert halls,
including Carnegie Hall, and has appeared on National Public Radio and
WQXR. On baroque cello, he performs with a number of period instrument
ensembles in the New York area, including the American Classical Orchestra,
Early Music New York, Concert Royal, and the Long Island Baroque Ensemble.
Mr. Bakamjian has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras on both
baroque and modern cello, and has served as principal cellist for many others.
With the Casa Verde Trio, Mr. Bakamjian completed six critically-acclaimed
national tours as well as a month-long tour of China. He co-wrote and is
featured in Evocations of Armenia, a program for solo cello and spoken word
specially conceived for the Metropolitan Museum in New York. In August 2011
he and Rebecca Pechefsky of Brooklyn Baroque performed at the Villa
Monteverdi in Tuscany, Italy. He taught cello and chamber music at Lehigh
University for eight years and is the director of the Princeton Play Week
chamber music workshops and of the Summer String-In, where he performs
with the Simon String Quartet. David earned his BA at Yale University, where
he studied with Aldo Parisot, and his doctorate at the State University of New
York at Stony Brook, where he studied cello with Timothy Eddy and chamber
music with Bernard Greenhouse. His newest recording with Brooklyn Baroque
is a program of Boismortier sonatas for cello.