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David ScheppsCello professor at the University of New Mexico since 1999, Schepps' career includes concerti in the US and abroad (including the Calgary Symphony, Christchurch- New Zealand Chamber Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica de Veracruz- Mexico, New Mexico Symphony and Philharmonic, and Santa Fe Symphony.  He did solo and chamber NPR broadcasts, recitals at NY's Lincolnm Center Library, Washington DC's Phillips Collection, in Mexico, Switzerland, Taiwan, England, concerts with the Parker (Grammy winners) and La Catrina string quartets, at many venues in NM and Texas and at universities throughout the US. He is a member of the Grand Teton Festival, NM David ScheppsPhilharmonic, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and Principal of Opera Southwest.  He was principal of Arizona Opera's Wagner Ring, Santa Fe and Baton Rouge Symphonies; Assistant Principal of Phoenix Symphony; and played in Santa Fe Opera, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande- Geneva, Colorado and Kansas City Symphonies, and the Malaysian Philharmonic.  A master class teacher internationally, he studied at New York's Mannes and Manhattan schools of music, AZ State University (DMA; thesis on Fournier's interpretations of Beethoven), Banff Centre and the Yale/Norfolk chamber festival. His cello teachers include Fournier, Eddy, Liberti, Atsumi and Shapiro, and master classes with Starker, Nelsova, Harrell and Neikrug.