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David Cerutti, Viola Associate

David Cerutti, viola, performs internationally as violist and violist d’amore. He is principal violist of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and core member of its chamber ensemble. He appears regularly with The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, has been a guest soloist at Lincoln Center for The Chamber Music Society and is a regular participant in the Helicon Concert Series, founded by the late Albert Fuller. David is a former member of the Smithson String Quartet and has been a guest artist with The Brentano String Quartet and The Cygnus Ensemble. He has collaborated with members of Ensemble Archibudelli on a recording of the Mendelssohn and Gade String Octets, performed on Stradivarius instruments for the Sony Classical label, and his unedited performance of J.S. Bach’s Sixth Brandenburg Concerto was chosen by National Public Radio as one of seven best live recordings of Bach from Performance Today. His teachers were Karen Tuttle and Donald McInnes, chamber music with Felix Galimir, Claus Adam, Julius Levine, and Colin Hampton. He received his MM from Mannes College.