David Soyer, legendary cellist, passed away at the age of 87 on February 25, 2010.  His charming wit, profound humanity, and extraordinary artistry will be deeply missed by us all.

Born in Philadelphia, David studied with Diran Alexanian, Emanuel Feuermann, and Pablo Casals. He appeared in recital with Rudolf Serkin, Peter Serkin, Mieczyslaw Horszowski, and András Schiff. He has also been soloist with the orchestras of Philadelphia, Dallas, Utah, and Denver. Mr. Soyer served on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music, the Curtis Institute (1968), the Juilliard School, and the University of Maryland. He has performed at many of the world’s famous festivals, including those of Marlboro, Spoleto, and Israel, and has numerous recordings to his credit.
Soyer’s final public performances took place at Marlboro last summer.

David Soyer was a member of the Guarneri Quartet for thirty-six years and appeared as a member of the Marlboro Trio. Mr. Soyer played a 1778 Gagliano cello from Naples.