David Rezits

Cello, Wintergreen Festival Orchestra


Currently David plays in the Ft Wayne Philharmonic and has played professionally in South America, Europe, the Middle East and the USA. He authored a celebrity cookbook featuring famous classical musicians. 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
  • Cello instructor Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Michigan, 1994-2000
  • 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, 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.