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David Eggert

David Eggert is a young Canadian cellist with a blossoming international performing career.

Known for a dominating stage presence and imaginative interpretation, he has an inventive approach to the traditional repertoire while fostering a strong commitment to musical creation of our time.

Solo appearances in Europe and North America herald the 25-year old as an upcoming talent.

In the coming year, he will play recitals in Israel, Turkey, Slovenia, and Austria, as well as concerts closer to home in Edmonton, Montreal, and Cleveland.

Born in Edmonton in 1985, Eggert was ‘cellistically’ raised by Tanya Prochazka, with whom he studied for thirteen years. At the age of 16, he won first prize at both the Canadian Music Competition and the National Music Festival playing string quartet, and toured Canada as principal cellist of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.

He spent summers at master classes in Banff and Orford, and later in Switzerland and Germany, studying with renowned pedagogues such as Anner Bylsma, Frans Helmerson, Miklos Perenyi, and Aldo Parisot.

After high school, he studied for two years in Boston with Lawrence Lesser. He then moved to Montreal, embarking on studies with the dynamic and trail-breaking cellist Matt Haimovitz. Focusing on twentieth- century repertoire, he won first prize at the 2006 Eckhardt-Grammaté Competition for Canadian Music, and completed a successful tour of 18 Canadian cities as part of the grand prize. He also won first prizes at the ARAM Concours de Musique de Repentigny, Québec, and the TD Canada Trust Festival Competition in Elora, Ontario. the recipient of awards from the 2006 Orford String Quartet Award and the Walter Joachim Cello Award from the from the 2008 Walter W. Naumburg Foundation .

Eggert currently lives in Salzburg, Austria, where he completing his Master’s degree at the Mozarteum as a student of Clemens Hagen of the Hagen String Quartet. He plays a 1871 Niccolo Bianchi cello, generously loaned to him by the German Music Foundation.

David Eggert is the recipient of the 2009 Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award administered by the Canada Council for the Arts. Awards are presented annually to the most talented young applicants.

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