David Russell (cello) maintains a vigorous schedule in this country and abroad as both soloist and collaborator. He is especially active in the Boston area, regularly featured in concerts of ensembles such as Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, New England String Ensemble, Cantata Singers, Emmanuel Music and, from 2006-2011, Opera Boston, where he was principal cello. A strong advocate for new music, Russell performs with with groups including Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Firebird Ensemble, Music on the Edge, Dinosaur Annex, and the Fromm Players at Harvard. Among his recent projects are recordings of works by Eric Moe, Lee Hyla, Tamar Diesendruck, Chen Yi and Roger Zahab, premieres of Laurie San Martin’s Cello Concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony, Eric Moe’s “Mud Wrestling at the O.K. Corral” for cello and piano and works for solo cello by Andrew Rindfleisch, Sam Nichols and John Mallia. Recordings on Tzadik, Centaur, CRI, Albany Records and New World Records. In 2005 he joined the faculty of Wellesley College, where he currently serves as Director of Chamber Music.