David Drost  
David Drost
  David Drost was born in 1978 in Göttingen and began his cello instruction at age 8 with Joachim Müller. He later studied with Friedrich-Jürgen Sellheim before entering the music academy in Hanover with Klaus Heitz. After, he attended Berlin's University of the Arts to study with Wolfgang Boettcher. In academic year 2000-2001, he studied with Zara Nelsova at the Juilliard School of Music in New York on a Fulbright scholarship.  
  Mr. Drost has won multiple awards in the Jugend Musiziert competition at the national level for his cello and piano skills. In 1997, he was the only European given a scholarship to compete in the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina in which he won the concerto competition with his rendition of the Dvořák cello concerto.  
 

As a soloist and also part of chamber music ensembles, he has played in Germany, Holland, Luxembourg, Greece, the US, Japan and North Korea. David Drost has participated in master classes with Heinrich Schiff, Wolfgang Boettcher, Frans Helmerson, Martin Löhr, Claus Kanngiesser and Josef Schwab and was the principal cello in the National Youth Orchestra of Germany (BJO) and in the European Union Youth Orchestra under Gennadi Roshdestvensky and Vladimir Ashkenazy. He also fills in at Berlin's Deutsches Symphony Orchestra and Deutsche Opera and at the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in the Netherlands as a principal cellist.

 
 

Since 2006 he has been a member of the Konzerthaus Orchestra in Berlin