David Garrett

Valade Instructor of Cello, Interlochen Arts Camp

Cellist, Los Angeles Philharmonic; Cello Faculty, California State University-Long Beach

D.M.A., Cello, University of Houston; M.M., Cello Performance, University of Texas at San Antonio; B.M., Cello Performance, Ball State University

David Garrett joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2000, after tenures with the orchestras of Houston, San Antonio, Shreveport, New Orleans, and Grand Rapids. He also performs frequently as a recitalist and chamber musician, and he pursues a wide range of musical interests. Garrett has recorded modern cello works for the Albany and Opus One labels; his doctoral dissertation included publication of previously unknown Baroque cello works; and along with his wife – Occidental College faculty pianist Junko Ueno Garrett – he performs cello and piano recitals as the Belrose Duo, including tours in the U.S. and Japan. Garrett is a dedicated advocate for music education. For the L. A. Philharmonic he coaches youth orchestras, visits schools, and is cello teacher for the El Sistema-inspired Youth Orchestra Los Angeles. At the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU-Long Beach Garrett teaches cello and leads the cello ensemble and Collegium Musicum.