David Eby, cello
David Eby, founding cellist for the internationally acclaimed band, Pink Martini, and cello instructor at Lewis and Clark College, has an active performing and teaching career on the West Coast.
As a youth, David made his solo debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony at age 16, and studied at the Eastman School of Music. He also had the great privilege of studying under Janos Starker at Indiana University, where he received his MM degree. He has served as principal cellist of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Owensboro Symphony, and performs with the Oregon Symphony and Bodhi Trio.
In addition to teaching at Lewis and Clark College, he has a dynamic private studio and leads the Advanced String Ensemble at Oregon Episcopal School. In 1996 he began to practice meditation, and completely shifted the focus of his life. Intrigued with the connection between music, meditation and consciousness, he spent years working with choirs and ensembles of meditators in Portland, OR and the Ananda Village in California, where he served as music director for many years. He recently shared about these experiences in his TEDx talk, “This Might Resonate with You”.
He was also recently featured in the Hollywood film, Finding Happiness, and continues to explore and share the connections between music and consciousness that become present in inspired performance. His bi-weekly blogs appear on his website, DavidEbyMusic.com.