A native of St. Catharines, Ontario, David Hetherington is the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO)'s assistant principal cellist. He received his musical training at The Royal Conservatory and the University of Toronto. David also teaches cello and chamber music at The Royal Conservatory and the University of Toronto.
As a soloist, David has performed with the TSO, Niagara Symphony, and Symphony Orchestra of Canada. As a chamber musician, he has toured around the world.
David is a founding member of the Amici Chamber Ensemble. He is also a founding member of the string quartet Accordes. In 2001, the Canadian Music Centre, through Centrediscs, released Accordes's recording of Harry Somers's String Quartets, for which it received a Juno Award nomination.
David has appeared on several recordings for the CBC and Centrediscs. In addition, he has recorded nine discs with Amici for Summit Records, Naxos, and CBC Records.