David Faber

David Faber was born into a musical family, both his parents being trained as professional musicians. Starting cello lessons as a five year old, David continued to study the cello at the conservatories in The Hague and Amsterdam with Floris Mijnders and Dmitri Ferschtman. During this time, David performed was a member of the Ricciotti Ensemble, where he and the other members of the quartet first met. It was within this group that David first encountered the universal power of music to full effect, performing for audiences that had never encountered live music.

David co-founded the Dudok Quartet Amsterdam in 2009, and subsequently studied with the Alban Berg Quartett in Cologne and with Marc Danel at the Dutch String Quartet Academy. As a member of the Dudok Quartet Amsterdam, he has won prizes in international string quartet competitions in Bordeaux, Weimar and The Netherlands, recorded albums and performed throughout Europe at many venues and festivals.

Apart of his duties as the ground bass of the quartet, David has always had a fascination for the inner mechanics and incentives of music. He writes most of the arrangements of music that was not originally written for string quartet and initiates the ideas for the quartet’s upcoming programs.

David plays either on a 1696 cello built by Hendrick Jacobs in Amsterdam or on a 1760 baroque cello built by Johannes Theodorus Cuypers in Den Haag.


David Faber