Arts & Entertainment Industry Forum: Dave Eggar

Renowned cellist, pianist, and composer Dave Eggar stops by Loyola to discuss his experience in the music industry and perform with Professor Lo Faber (12/07/2015).

About Dave Eggar

A music prodigy since the age of three, Dave Eggar is something of a legend in both the classical world and the music business.  Mr. Eggar has performed, recorded, or arranged for household names including Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Pail Simon, Tony Bennett, Frank Ocean, Evanescence, RJD2, Fall Out Boy, Patti Smith, Amy Winehouse, Harry Belafonte, Meryl Streep, James Taylor, O.A.R., John Legend, Coldplay, Breaking Benjamin, Five for Fighting, Josh Groban, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Carly Simon, and Jukebox the Ghost, among others.  His work is prominently featured on Coldplay's hit "Viva la Vida," Esperanza Spalding's Grammy-winning Chamber Music Society, and Frank Ocean's Channel Orange.

Eggar's musical talent developed early in his youth.  At three, he began to play both cello and piano, and performed as a Broadway and Metropolitan Opera singer and actor at seven.  At fifteen, he debuted in Carnegie Hall as the youngest winner in the history of the Artists International Competition.  Trained as a classical cellist at the world-famous Juilliard School, he later graduated from Harvard University and Juilliard's own doctoral program.  After graduation, Dave traveled the world as a classical soloist, appearing in concertos at Carnegie Hall, the Paris Opera, and the Hollywood Bowl, among others.  Dave eventually received the prestigious Sony Elevated Standards Award for excellence in the area of classical music.

Dave consistently tours with several acts, including Evanescence, the Craig St. Ramblers, and his own band, Deoro.  He also produces his own award-winning music, including the Grammy-nominated Kingston Morning with Chuck Palmer.