David Sedlins began his studies of the cello at the age of two on a modified viola. Since playing on a full size cello he has been very active in orchestral, chamber and contemporary music. In high school, while under the instrucion of Peter Howard, David performed in master classes with Yo Yo Ma and the Julliard Sting Quartet. While studying at the University of Wisconsin in Madison under the instruction of Uri Vardi, he performed with the Madison Symphony Orchestra as substitute principal cellist. He also performed with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and was invited to record the album "Close to the Music." At Madison David was invited twice to perform on the music school's faculty recitals and collaborated with Midori for a special concert at the chancellor's house.
While pursuing a Master of Music at the Eastman School of Music under the instruction of Steven Doane, David performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra as both an Orchestral Studies intern and substitute. During this time he also became more active in the new music scene, performing with the OSSIA contemporary music ensemble and attending the Bang on a Can music festival. With OSSIA, David premiered "Lou", a piece for amplified cello and percussion ensemble by Baljinder Sekhon. Throughout his musical carreer David has been involved in chamber music, but in 2007 he found himself in a piano quintet touring China. The group performed at major venues in the cities of Fuzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen.
Since receiving his Masters of Music and Orchestral Studies Diploma from Eastman in 2008, David has returned to his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota as a freelance musician.