David Cerutti

David Cerutti performs internationally as violist and violist d’amore. He is co-principal violist of Orchestra of St. Luke’s and has been a member of St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble since 2008. He appears regularly with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, has been a guest soloist for The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, 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 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 Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 was chosen by National Public Radio as one of seven best live recordings of Bach from Performance Today. His recordings of Brahms’ Sextet No. 2 and Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht are soon to be released this year on the Meyer Media label. In 2012, David was featured viola d’amore soloist in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Janáček’s Makropoulos Case, and he is presently collaborating on a viola concerto with Mika Pelo, composer-in-residence at University of California, Davis. In the 2012/2013 season, he joined the Loma Mar Quartet (including fellow Orchestra of St. Luke’s members Krista Bennion Feeney, Myron Lutzke, and Anca Nicolau) in two weeks of performances of Schoenberg’s Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra and Dvořák’s Piano Quintet No. 2 for the San Francisco Ballet. He has composed several works and currently is writing a piece for the Seattle-based Odeon String Quartet.