ADRIAN DAUROV, cello
Adrian Daurov is a versatile cellist, who performs on world-famous concert stages including Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Madison Square Garden, and the General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters, ranging from classical solo recitals to playing shows with the likes of Alicia Keys, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Josh Groban, Burt Bacharach, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Sarah Brightman and the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros. Most recently, Adrian has collaborated with the Swedish folk-rock band First Aid Kit, and also toured with the cello rock band Break of Reality.
After studying at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia, Adrian received the Jerome L. Greene Scholarship to study at the Juilliard School with the renowned cello pedagogues Andre Emelianoff and David Soyer, where he completed his Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Since 2007 Adrian was also appointed the principal cellist of The Chamber Orchestra of New York, and a year later formed his own group - the award-winning Voxare Quartet, with which he toured for several seasons. Adrian's cello playing was heard and broadcast on several radio stations and TV channels like WNYC, WQXR and NTV-America and popular American TV shows such as Regis & Kelly Live, Good Morning America, Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Adrian made his New York solo debut at Merkin Hall at Lincoln Center and performed as a soloist with The Chamber Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Daurov is an avid chamber musician and performs as a duo with pianist Spencer Myer. The duo performed at the Smithsonian Museum, The Embassy Series in D.C., as well as at many other established institutions. In 2016, he joined the distinguished United Nations Chamber Music Society, performing several times each season in and around the World Headquarters building.
In recent season, Mr Daurov has been seen performing as a soloist with the Kalamazoo Symphony, Bozeman Symphony, Altoona Symphony, Westerville Symphony, Massapequa Philharmonic and Ridgefield Symphony, and other orchestras. Among the upcoming highlights is the performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Three Meditations from MASS for Cello and Orchestra with the Dayton Philharmonic and Maestro John Mauceri, in celebration of composer’s 100th Birthday.
Daurov' s playing is featured on two recent albums released by the Naxos label, in works by NYC composers Mohammed Fairouz and Grigory Smirnov.