David Krieger, Founder / Executive Director


Born in Israel and raised on a kibbutz, David Krieger took first prize in the cello competition at the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv. He then became principal cellist in the Israel Orchestra of the Kibbutzim and soloist for three seasons. Coming to the United States on scholarship, he received his Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory and continued his graduate work at Yale as a student of Aldo Parisot. He pursued doctoral studies at Indiana University where he studied with Janos Starker and became principal cellist with the university symphony orchestra. After moving to the New York area, he served as principal cellist of the Westchester Symphony. He has toured extensively in Europe and the U. S. As co-founder of the prestigious Emelin Trio, he has performed extensively in Westchester. Mr. Krieger presently serves on the music faculty of the Music Conservatory of Westchester, Fordham University, and is affiliated with Columbia University and Purchase College (SUNY). Cello Faculty.