Formerly a professional cellist, David Beem was stricken by a rare neurological illness which ended his career. David was a founding member of the Corigliano (1996-98) and Eykamp (2002-07) Quartets, Principal Cellist of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra (2002-07) and member of the Euclid Quartet (2007-09). His performances spanned three continents and his Corigliano Quartet Carnegie and Weill Hall debuts garnered critical acclaim from the New York Times and Strad Magazine. His relationship with the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, John Corigliano, culminated in the South Korean premiere of the composer’s String Quartet No. 1.
David has served on the faculties of Murray State University, University of Evansville, and Indiana University at South Bend.
David has recorded the string quartets of Bela Bartok (2, 4 & 6), Frederick Fox’s Dawnen Gray, and Bernard Heiden’s Clarinet Quintet with James Campbell.
David is the author of Abyss of Chaos, its forthcoming sequel, The Philosopher’s Game, and a science fiction novel titled, Shambhala.
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