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David Krieger

Degrees & Studies

B.M., Rubin Academy, Tel Aviv; M.M., Peabody Conservatory; Additional Graduate Studies, Yale University, Indiana University



Music Conservatory of Westchester

Faculty since 1983

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Performances & Distinctions

Born in Israel and raised on a kibbutz, David Krieger became the first cellist and soloist with the Israel Orchestra of the Kibbutzim for three years. After immigrating to the United States and completing his musical training, he established himself as a sought-after performer and educator. Mr. Krieger was a founding member, along with Conservatory faculty pianist Efrem Briskin, of the Emelin Trio which has performed extensively in Westchester. He and Mr. Briskin also co-founded SUMMIT Music Festival, an intensive summer program of pre-professional training for high school and college students. He was principal cellist with the Westchester Symphony and has toured extensively in the United States and Europe. He has served on the Conservatory’s faculty for 26 years. Mr. Krieger has served on the faculty at Fordham University and has been affiliated with Columbia University and Purchase College Conservatory of Music.

Teaching Philosophy

“Learning to play an instrument should be well planned and well structured, much like the inspiring shape of a pyramid: the broader the base, the higher the reach. As such, the teacher and student can measure achievements, and can project to future accomplishments.”