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David Mergen hails from Cleveland Ohio where he earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 1996 studying with Alan Harris.  He moved to Los Angeles upon graduation and here studied with the former Principal Cellist of the LA Philharmonic, Ronald Leonard.  David completed his Master of Music degree at USC in 1998.  Mr. Mergen performs throughout Southern California and beyond in orchestras as the Riverside County Philharmonic, the Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthew’s and in the Tucson Symphony.  He is the Principal cellist of the West Hollywood Orchestra with whom he recently gave his debut performance in the Cello Concerto of Antonin Dvorak and received rave reviews from the ‘Beverly Hills Outlook’.   David is a studio recording artist, and performs in a number of interesting ensembles: Synergy (modern Jewish chamber ensemble); Camerata Tango (ensemble which blends tango, classical music with pantomime, dance, acrobatics and poetry) and an electronica band headed by George Sarah.


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