Dave Eggar

Grammy-nominated cellist, pianist, composer and producer Dave Eggar is a virtuoso of many styles. He has performed worldwide as a solo cellist and pianist, as well as with his band Deoro. Dave has performed and recorded with artists in numerous genres including Josh Groban, Coldplay, Beyonce, The Who, Michael Brecker, Pearl Jam, Joss Stone, Fall Out Boy, Dave Sanborn, Kathleen Battle, Ray Lamontagne, Carly Simon, Sinead O’Connor, Bon Jovi and many more. Eggar has toured extensively as the solo cellist with the rock band Evanescence and with singer Amy Lee, including performances on The View, PBS, The Tonight Show, MTV and VH1.

Eggar was a musical prodigy as a child, beginning to play the cello and piano at age three and performing on Broadway and at the Metropolitan Opera by age seven. He trained as a classical cellist at the Juilliard School, and later graduated from Harvard University and the Juilliard School’s Doctoral Program. He debuted in Carnegie Hall at 15 as the youngest winner in the history of the Artists International competition. He has appeared throughout the world as a classical soloist, including concerto appearances at Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, London’s Barbican Center, the Paris Opera, and the Hollywood Bowl.

His list of awards and accomplishments includes the Sony Records “Elevated Standards” prize for accomplishments in the field of classical music (1997) and accolades from Time Magazine, ASCAP, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine Dodge Foundation, the Leonard Bernstein Foundation, the Presidential Medallion in the Arts, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the US Japan Cultural Friendship commission, the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo.

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