David Bakamjian

David Bakamjian, Cellist, performs regularly as a recitalist, chamber player, recording artist and as a member of several New York area ensembles. He has performed at New York’s premiere concert halls, appeared several times on National Public Radio and WQXR (NY), and was a winner or finalist in four international chamber music competitions. While a member of the Casa Verde Trio, Dr. Bakamjian completed six critically acclaimed national tours as well as a month-long tour of China. He has appeared as soloist with the Allentown Symphony, Philharmonia Virtuosi, the Beijing Symphony, the Bachanalia Festival Orchestra, and the Lehigh University Symphony Orchestra. He performs with the American Symphony Orchestra and is principal cellist of the New York Grand Opera and the High Mountain Symphony in New Jersey. In addition, he was principal cellist for the Miss Saigon theater orchestra and has served as principal cellist for the Berkshire Opera, Queens Symphony, Colonial Symphony, Bachanalia and many others. Dr. Bakamjian is a founding member of Brooklyn Baroque (flute, cello and harpsichord) whose first CD “Northern Lights” was released to critical acclaim in April, 2005. He also performs on baroque cello with Concert Royal, the American Classical Orchestra, Gotham Chamber Opera and the Long Island Baroque Ensemble. He is on the faculty at Lehigh University and is in great demand as a chamber music coach, serving as faculty at Summerkeys and as faculty and director at both Princeton Play Week and the Summer String-In in New Jersey. After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University where he studied with Aldo Parisot, he went on to attain his Master of Music and Doctoral of Musical Arts degrees at the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he studied cello with Timothy Eddy and chamber music with Bernard Greenhouse.

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