David Mason

Cellist and Music Educator

David Mason is an LA based freelance cellist.  Versed in many styles of music, David especially enjoys performing new works and collaborating with composers.

Contemporary Works Performed
(pieces after 1950) David Mason

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List of Contemporary Works Performed

Transliteration 1 (2017) by Marta Tiesenga
Performed January 27, 2017 at ArtShareLA in Los Angeles

“He who has ears, let him hear.” (2017) by Howard Chen
Performed January 27, 2017 at ArtShareLA in Los Angeles

Three Lines & One Chevron (2017) by Jordan Dykstra
Performed January 27, 2017 at ArtShareLA in Los Angeles

String Quartet in Four Parts (1950) by John Cage
Performed January 27, 2017 at ArtShareLA in Los Angeles

Figment for Cello Alone (1995) by Elliott Carter
Performed January 31 in Solo recital at StringHaus, Los Angeles

The Holy Presence of Joan D’Arc (1981) by Julius Eastman
Performed January 23 at Zipper Hall, Los Angeles

Take the forest... For Example... (2013) by Edward Park
Performed January 31, 2016 at ArtShareLA in Los Angeles

Luminosity Studies (2015-2016) by Howard Chen
Performed as part of the Euler String Quartet,
January 31, 2016 at ArtShareLA in Los Angeles


64 Colors (2016) by Sara Cubarsi, Performed as part of the Euler String Quartet
Performed January 31, 2016 at at ArtShareLA in Los Angeles


Scenes from my Parent’s Cocktail Party (2014)by Max Mueller
Performed as part of the Euler String Quartet, January 31, 2016 at ArtShareLA in Los Angeles


Toccata for Amplified String Quartet (2016) by David Aguila
Performed as part of the Euler String Quartet, January 31, 2016 at ArtShareLA in Los Angeles

Synapse (2016) by Danny Clarke – World premier
Performed December 14, 2016 at Cal Arts

Double Concerto for Flute and Oboe (1972) by György Ligeti
Performed December 14, 2016 at Cal Arts


Into the Azure(2013) by Jack Fischer – Solo Cello piece in Just Intonation
Performed November 21, 2015 in Santa Barbara, CA


Sweeny Todd (1980) by Stephen Sondheim with The Ensemble Theatre Company
Performed 18 shows in October, 2015 in Santa Barbara, CA

Plague (2015) Contemporary Opera by Drew Corey – World premier
Performed May 8, 2015 at Cal Arts


Voyage II (1997) by Toshio Hosokawa – Principal cellist of the CalArts Orchestra
Performed April 12, 2015 at REDCAT in Los Angeles http://www.redcat.org/event/la-bassoons

Movement for Bassoon and Orchestra by David Newman – Principal Cellist
Performed April 12, 2015 at REDCAT in Los Angeles http://www.redcat.org/event/la-bassoons

Wasted (2015) by Chuck Gloria – World premier
Performed April 4, 2015 at Cal Arts

bouncebackinandaround (2015)– Written for David Mason by Luke Martin
Performed March 11, 2015 at Cal Arts

Life Giver (2015) by Edward Park – Contemporary music and dance piece
Performed February 24, 2015 at Cal Arts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wgMJ4qdfm8

Tierkreis (1974–75) by Karlheinz Stockhausen
Performed February 17, 2015 at Cal Arts

Praxis for 12 (1966) by Jani Christou
Performed February 8, 2015 at REDCAT in Los Angeles http://www.redcat.org/event/music-jani-christou

Anaparastasis I (The Baritone)(1968) by Jani Christou – Principal Cellist
Performed February 8, 2015 at REDCAT in Los Angeles http://www.redcat.org/event/music-jani-christou

Two Pieces for Cello and Guitar (2003) by Michael Fink
Performed March 9, 2015 at Cal Arts

Decay One by Amy Golden (2015)
Performed March 2, 2015 at Cal Arts

Spring Orchestra (2015) by Jim Jeffrey – Soloist
Performed March 2, 2015 at Cal Arts

It’s the Tablet (2015) – Joe Thel at Cal Arts
Performed March 2, 2015

Sonata (2006-2007) – Tony Wardzinsky
Performed January 10, 2015 at a concert series in Newberry Park, CA

Vox Balaenae (1971) by George Crumb
Performed December 7, 2014 at Cal Arts

Etcetera (1985)– John Cage
Performed November 9, 2014 At Cal Arts

Stop (1965)by Karlheinz Stockhausen
Performed November 1, 2014 at Cal Arts

Variations and Finale on a theme by Mozart Op. 60b by Hans Gal
Performed February 23, 2014 at the Colburn School

Sweet Camila (2014) by Sarah Wallin-Huff
Performed February 23, 2014 at the Colburn School

Norman and PatriciaI(2014) – Written for David Mason by Patricia Lee Rushton
Recorded by Mixolydian Records February 15, 2014 in Santa Barbara, CA

Heroin (2007) by Lou Reed, arr. By David Lang
Performed May 3, 2012 at California Lutheran University