A native of St Catharines Ontario, David Hetherington is currently the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s Assistant Principal Cellist. He received his musical training at the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto, and furthered his studies in New York, Italy and Germany with Claus Adam, André Navarra and Paul Tortelier. A member of the TSO since 1970, he also teaches cello and chamber music at the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto. He coaches the cello sections of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, and is Music Director of the Inter-Provincial Music Camp near Parry Sound, Ontario. As a soloist, David Hetherington has performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, the Niagara Symphony and the Symphony Orchestra of Canada. As a chamber musician, he has toured Canada, the United States, Mexico and Europe, and has performed at the Ottawa, Elora and Kincardine Music Festivals. He is a founding member of the Amici Chamber Ensemble, which presents an annual series of concerts at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto. He is also a founding member of the string quartet Accordes, which performs regularly for New Music Concerts and other contemporary music organizations. He has appeared on several recordings for several labels including Naxos. His cello was made in 1695 by Giovanni Grancino.