David Krakauer received his B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and his M.Music at the Juilliard School of Music as a student of Leon Rushinoff. He also studied at the Paris Conservatory. Known for his mastery of myriad styles, including classical chamber music, Eastern European klezmer music, the avant-garde, rock, and jazz, Krakauer has gone way beyond "crossover." He is a natural storyteller who has long dazzled colleagues and the public with his ability to shift and meld musical gears. Krakauer is in demand worldwide as a guest soloist with the finest chamber music groups. He has collaborated with the Tokyo String Quartet, Eroica Trio, Kronos Quartet, Lark Quartet, Mendelssohn String Quartet, and Empire Brass Quintet in programs ranging from Brahms and Bartók to Schoenberg and Golijov. As one of the foremost musicians of the vital new wave of klezmer, Krakauer tours the globe with his celebrated Klezmer Madness! Ensemble. His compositions also pay homage to R&B, jazz, classical, and funk.