DAVID BENDER (’17) 21, from Nashville, Tennessee, is earning his bachelor’s degree at The Juilliard School. IMr. Bender was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States, performing as principal cellist under Valery Gergiev and Christoph Eschenbach.  He has worked under the tutelage of the American, Jupiter, Penderecki, and Takács String Quartets.