“Maverick cellist” is the phrase most often assigned to Grammy-winning artist David Darling, but it hardly captures the richness, diversity, breadth and sense of humor of a man who literally redefines the way the cello is played and the way music is taught.
His prolific collection of recordings and innovative performance style represent an eclectic variety of musical genres. His playful and unconventional teaching methods have helped open the world of music and improvisation to thousands of individuals. From teaching students, to directing orchestras, to performing on stage, David’s musical endeavors have touched many. Exploring Jazz, Brazilian, African and Indian music, David’s diverse musical expressions ripple unfettered by genre or convention.