David Ying

Artistic Director



David Ying concertizes widely, both in traditional performances from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House, and in unusual presentations beyond the concert hall. Cellist of the Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet, the Quartet’s wide-ranging career and interests have led them to the White House as well as to juvenile prisons, and from farm towns to urban community centers. Their performing collaborators range from eminent musicians such as pianist Menahem Pressler, to folk musician Mike Seeger, to dancers, actors, magicians, computers and even Chinese chefs. Ying can also be heard on the Ying Quartet’s enthusiastically received recordings.

As solo cellist, he has been prizewinner in the Naumburg International Violincello Competition and the Washington International Competition. Ying has also been active as a recitalist with his wife, pianist Elinor Freer, and together they directed the Skaneateles Festival.