Cellist David Ying is well known to concert audiences as the cellist of the Grammy Award winning Ying Quartet and has performed worldwide in celebrated music venues from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House to the White House. They have also performed in places you might not expect, such as correctional facilities, and to business schools as well as hospitals. Over the years,the quartet has collaborated with music greats including Menacem Pressler, Gilbert Kalish, and Paul Katz, as well as folk musician Mike Seeger, the Turtle Island Quartet, and even actors, dancers, chefs and magicians.


David has been awarded prizes in the Naumburg Cello Competition and in the Washington International Competition.  As a solo cellist, he often performs with his wife, pianist Elinor Freer. Together they are also artistic directors of the Skaneateles Festival.

A graduate of both the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School, David owes a debt of gratitude to his many fine teachers, who include Leonard Rose, Channing Robbins, Paul Katz, Steven Doane, Robert Sylvester, and Nell Novak.