Dave Haughey changes the way people think about the cello. His holistic approach to modern cello playing encompasses myriad genres and techniques, making him one of the most versatile young cellists in the world. He is an improviser, composer, and teacher who is always searching for new ways to expand the unique capabilities of the cello, thus trailblazing a path to a world where the instrument is known not only for it's place in classical music but also a versatile and ubiquitous tool for music making in any genre.
Dave is an active performer of popular, folk, jazz, and many other styles of modern music, performing and composing regularly around the United States and the world. He has shared a stage with such artists as Paul Winter, Eugene Friesen, Armen Ksajikian, Roman Stolyar, Andrew Bishop, Zach Harmon, Abigail Stauffer and others across the globe in the USA, Asia, South America, Europe, and the Middle East.
Dave Haughey holds a Bachelor's in Classical Cello Performance from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master's in Improvisation from the University of Michigan. He has taught private lessons and workshops at festivals and schools around the world, including at The Berklee School of Music, The Conservatory of Tatui, the Rio International Cello Encounter and many colleges and high schools around the United States.