“Every one of these works became a masterpiece in Mr. Davis’ hands,” the New York Times wrote of cellist Douglas Davis. The Los Angeles Times called Davis’ playing “splendid” and applauded his “rich sound.”
A native of Los Angeles, Mr. Davis studied with the renowned master Gregor Piatigorsky and is principal cello of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. A frequent soloist with LACO, he participated in the world premiere of Paul Creston’s Sadhana, Op. 117 for cello and orchestra. Mr. Davis gained great distinction as one of the prize winners in the Second International Tchaikovsky Competition and, following the award, he toured the USSR in concert. In recent years, he has toured throughout the United States and Europe and has participated in Helmuth Rilling’s Bach Summer Academy in Stuttgart.
Mr. Davis has served on the faculties of California State University at Northridge and UCLA. In addition to his other activities, he also serves as principal cello of the Pasadena Symphony.