Cellist and composer David Brin earned a BA in music theory and composition from Haverford College, where he studied with John Davison, and an MA in music from Mills College, where he studied with Terry Riley.
David’s principal cello teachers were Colin Hampton and Margaret Rowell. He performed with the Berkeley Symphony, under the direction of Kent Nagano, from 1980–2000 and has performed with other Bay Area orchestras including the Alameda Mozart Festival Orchestra and the Vallejo Symphony. He was also the conductor and music director of the West Marin Community Orchestra.
David is the former editor of both Strings magazine, for players and makers of bowed instruments, and KDFC’s ClassicNotes, the listener guide for San Francisco’s classical music station. In addition to his responsibilities as resource coordinator for Delos, he teaches cello and piano in Napa and Sonoma. He enjoys writing pieces for his students and says, “I know exactly what they need to focus on at their current level of study, so I can write the ideal teaching piece for them—a piece that is challenging, interesting, and fun.”