Dave Haughey changes the way people think about the cello. By using the conventional instrument in unconventional ways, he is constantly discovering new avenues for performance, developing new techniques, and writing music that bridges genres. Dave’s musical approach is multifaceted, and draws on his vast experience accross myriad musical styles and genres, including Jazz, Folk, Traditional, Brazilian, Classical, Modern Improvisation, Rock, and his personal favorite: Other. He is an active performer and has played around the USA, Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East, sharing the stage the stage with many world renowned artists, including Paul Winter, Eugene Friesen, Armen Ksajikian, Roman Stolyar, Steven Katz, David Chew, Abigail Stauffer, Yaniel Matos, and Eugene Uman. His teaching resume includes lessons and workshops at the Berklee College of Music, Tatuí Conservatory (Brazil), and the Rio International Cello Encounter, among others. Dave holds a Bachelor’s in Classical Cello Performance from the University of Northern Colorado, where he studied with David Chew and James Fittz, and a Master’s in Improvisation from the University of Michigan, where studied with Andrew Bishop, Richard Aaron, and Geri Allen. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts with his wife and son.