David Rezits, a cellist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic since 1991, previously was Principal Cello with the Haifa Symphony in Israel, Assistant Principal Cello with the Florida Orchestra, and Associate Principal Cello with the Rio de Janeiro Symphony.
Rezits has worked with conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Masur, Seiji Ozawa, Maxim Shostakovich and Robert Shaw. He often performs with his father, Joseph, a concert pianist. David received a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Indiana University, a Master of Music Performance degree from State University of New York, and a Master’s in Education from Indiana University. His past teachers include Janos Starker, Bernard Greenhouse and Eva Janzer. He has taught and performed in Israel, the Czech Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and the USA. Rezits is the author of a celebrity classical musician’s cookbook, “Culinary Harmony,” which has been in print since 1997. Besides cooking, his interests include tennis, hiking, wetland restoration, animals, and traveling. David also volunteers in the community assisting in ESL classes for Burmese and Hispanic adults.