David Rezits, cello


Recently David was chosen as guest principal cello for an extensive tour of China by the South Shore Orchestra based outside Chicago. David plays in the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic and has played in major orchestras in South America, Europe, the Middle East and the USA. He authored a celebrity cookbook featuring famous classical musicians which was featured in the New York Times, International Herald Tribune in Europe and on the Performance Today on National Public Radio. He has been a member of the Wintergreen Music Festival almost every year since 2001.

Degrees :

  • BM from Indiana University Bloomington, Janos Starker, teacher…1979

  • MM from SUNY at Stony Brook, NY, Bernard Greenhouse, teacher...1982

  • Master of Education (in counseling) from Indiana University…..1991

Professional work:

  • Associate Principal Cello, Rio de Janeiro Symphony…1979-80

  • Principal Cello, Haifa Symphony Orchestra…1982-84

  • Assistant Principal Cello, The Florida Orchestra…1985-86

  • Section/Principal and Assistant Cello Ft Wayne Philharmonic…1991-current

  • Freelance cellist, Marion Symphony, Muncie Symphony, Evansville Symphony, Norfolk Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony, Redding Symphony, Charleston Symphony.

Teaching Experience:

  • Private class, Kibutz Gvat Haim, Israel, and private students, Haifa Israel, 1982-84

  • Suzuki teacher, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 1985-86

  • Adjunct instructor Huntington College, Goshen College, IPFW 1993-2001

  • Private cello class 2002-present

  • Artist in residence, Weisser Park Elementary School, 2017-8

  • Cello instructor, IPFW University campus, 2017-

  • Cello instructor Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Michigan, 1994-2000, 2015-8

  • Cello instructor, Czech Music Camp for Youth, Czech Republic, 2001-2008

  • Performed and taught Master Classes in Quito, Ecuador, 2005


  • Recording business at Indiana University, 1975-79, 1987-91

  • Author of celebrity cookbook called Culinary Harmony; Favorite Recipes of the World’s Finest Classical Musicians, 1997, DIR publishers

  • Volunteer work since 1974…Big Brothers Big Sisters, Hospice care, Tudoring, ESL Burmese adult classes, Reading Alliance, Head Start Program, Teaching assistant in elementary schools.

Music Festivals: 

  • National Music Camp, Interlochen, 1970-74

  • Music Academy of the West, 1977

  • International Cello Course, Brazil, 1978

  • Tanglewood Music Festival, 1980-82

  • New College Festival, Florida, 1986

  • Section cello, Wintergreen Music Festival, 2001-present.