Emanuel Gruber is a graduate of the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. He completed his musical training in the USA under the auspices of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, studying with Gregor Piatigorsky and Janos Starker. Awards include the Pablo Casals prize by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (1970) and the Concert Artists’ Guild Auditions in New York (1975). Mr. Gruber served on the faculty of the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as well as the principal cellist of the Israel Chamber Orchestra. In the US, Mr. Gruber was a visiting professor at Indiana University School of Music, Bloomington, and performed and conducted master classes at various universities. He has participated in the St. Petersburg Spring MusicFestival, the Rostropovich Cello Festival in Riga, and adjudicated at the Davidoff International Cello Competition in Kuldiga, Latvia. As of 2004, Mr. Gruber teaches Cello and Chamber Music at East Carolina University, Greenville.