Emanuel Gruber is celebrated as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and teacher. He has brought his “authority, sensitivity to musical values, wide dynamic range, and great mastery of his instrument” (Music Journal, New York) to collaborations with artists such as Neville Marriner, Rudolf Barshai, Shelomo Mintz, Pinkas Zukerman, Miriam Fried, Philippe Entremont, Jean Bernard Pommier, Tamas Vasary, and Janos Starker.
“One of our great artists” the Jerusalem Post wrote, citing “his extraordinary capacity for projecting the deepest meaning of the music.” Awarded the Pablo Casals Prize by the Philharmonic Orchestra, he also won the Concert Artists’ Guild Auditions early in his career.
He has been principal cellist of the Israel Chamber Orchestra and co-principal of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He was a member of Sequoia Quartet, Camerata Trio, Tel Aviv Piano Quartet, and leader of the Israel Cello Ensemble.
Emanuel Gruber has performed in many major festivals including Salzburg ( Austria), Bath (England), San Sebastian (Spain), Northwestern (Portland), Eilat (Israel), Musike (France), Musical Spring (St. Petersburg) and Rostropovich Cello Festival (Riga). He was jury member for the Davidoff International Cello Competition in Latvia and for the Salou Music Competition in Spain. Mr. Gruber has been visiting professor at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington and has taught at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv and in Jerusalem. Currently he teaches cello and chamber music at East Carolina University. During summer he teaches and performs at Summit Music Festival in New York and Zodiac Music Festival in France.