DSO member since 1989
Robert Bergman began his tenure with the DSO in the summer of 1989. He previously served as Assistant Principal Cello with the Sacramento Symphony for two seasons and has held the positions of Principal and Assistant Principal Cello of the Tanglewood Orchestra, Principal Cello of the Chicago Civic Orchestra, and Assistant Principal Cello of the Springfield (Massachusetts) and Hartford symphonies.
Bergman received his bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin College-Conservatory in 1986, studying cello under Richard Kapuscinski and piano with Joseph Schwartz. An accomplished pianist, Bergman has served as a dance accompanist for ballet and modern dance classes at Amherst College, Mt. Holyoke College, Smith College, Harvard University, the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), and Oberlin College. In addition to performing, Bergman enjoys teaching privately and building cellos.