Hailed as a “superb cellist” and as “sonorous and panoramic” in The Boston Globe, David Russell maintains a vigorous schedule both as soloist and as collaborator in the U.S. and Europe. He was appointed to the teaching faculty of Wellesley College in 2005 and currently serves as Visiting Assistant Professor. He is a busy performer in the Boston area, serving as Principal Cello of Opera Boston and making regular appearances with such ensembles as Pro Arte Chamber orchestra of Boston, the New England String Ensemble, Cantata Singers and Ensemble, and Emmanuel Music. A strong advocate and performer of new music, Mr. Russell has performed with such ensembles as Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Music on the Edge, Dinosaur Annex, AUROS Group for New Music and the Fromm Foundation Players at Harvard. Recent projects include the premieres of Laurie San Martin’s Cello Concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony, Eric Moe’s “Mud Wrestling at the O.K. Corral” for cello and piano and new works for solo cello by Andrew Rindfleisch, Sam Nichols and John Mallia. Mr. Russell has been a core member of Firebird Ensemble since 2005.