Adrian Daurov
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Adrian Daurov

A native of St. Petersburg, Russia and now living in New York City, cellist ADRIAN DAUROV is one of the most dazzling artists of his generation.

Adrian Daurov, at the age of 15, made his debut as soloist with the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra. Subsequently, he earned top honors at three international competitions - Bulgaria’s 1st International Music Competition “Coast of Hope” (First Prize, 1996); The Netherlands’ Peter De Grote International Music Competition (Grand Prix, 2002); New York City’s L.I.S.M.A. International Music Competition (First Prize, 2004). In 2004, he toured  as soloist with the St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, performing in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Warsaw and throughout Germany, and was appointed to the dual position of principal cellist and soloist with the Bayreuth Youth Festival Orchestra, under the baton of Peter Gulke. 2008 heard him as a featured participant in a gala Carnegie Hall concert celebrating Russia’s Independence Day, a program that included the distinguished Russian singers Yelena Obratztsova and Vladimir Galouzine.

After studying at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Adrian Daurov was awarded the Jerome L. Greene Scholarship for advanced studies at The Juilliard School with the renowned cello pedagogue David Soyer (of the Guarneri Quartet). At Juilliard, he completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, graduating in 2009. While still in school, he was appointed principal cellist of The Chamber Orchestra of New York; a year later, in 2008, he formed his own ensemble - now the award-winning Voxare String Quartet, with which he still tours. Mr. Daurov has also collaborated in chamber music programs with pianists Alexander Ghindin and Olga Vinokur, violinist Mark Peskanov and flutist Eugenia Zukerman. In 2012, he teamed up with the award-winning pianist Spencer Myer to form the Daurov/Myer Duo. Mr. Daurov’s current season is highlighted by debuts with the Bozeman, Kalamazoo, Ridgefield and Westerville symphony orchestras and Long Island’s Massapequa Philharmonic Orchestra.

Passionately devoted to the music of our own time, Adrian Daurov has already presented the world premieres of two important works - In 2008, Fountains of Fin for flute, violin and cello by the Persian composer Behzad Ranjbaran and, in 2009, The Epistle - Concerto for Cello & Chamber Choir by the Siberian composer Yuri Yukechev, written for Mr. Daurov and the Russian Chamber Chorus of New York, Nikolai Kachanov, Artistic Director.

Adrian Daurov’s artistry has been heard on several radio and televison stations, including WNYC, WQXR and NTV-America. He is also featured on a recent album by the young New York City-based jazz star Romain Collin.

Adrian Daurov performs on a magnificent 1989 cello crafted by John Terry in Florence, Italy.

www.adriandaurov.com

d’ALBERT

Concerto in C, Op. 20

BACH, C.P.E.

Concerto in A, W. 172

BEETHOVEN

Concerto in C, Op. 56 (“Triple”)

BLOCH

Schelomo (1918)

BOCCHERINI

Concerto in D

BOCCHERINI/Gruetzmacher

Concerto in B-flat

BRAHMS

Concerto in a, Op. 102 (“Double”)

BRUCH

Kol Nidrei

DVORÁK

Concerto in b, Op. 104

ELGAR

Concerto in e, Op. 85

GLAZUNOV

Concerto ballata, Op. 108

GUNNING, Christopher

Concerto (written for Mr. Daurov)

HAGEN, Daron

Concerto [with full or wind orchestra] (1996)

HAYDN

Concerto #1 in C
Concerto #2 in D

HONEGGER

Concerto in G (1940)

KHOLMINOV, Alexander

Concerto for Cello & Choir

LALO

Concerto in d

MILHAUD

Concerto #1, Op. 136

MORAVEC, Paul

Montserrat: Concerto for Cello & Orchestra (2001)

MYASKOVSKY, Nicolai

Concerto in c, Op. 66 (1944)

PROKOFIEV

Symphony-Concerto, Op. 125

RANJBARAN, Behzad

Concerto (1998)

RESPIGHI

Adagio con variazioni (1920)

ROREM, Ned

Concerto
Concerto for Cello & Piano

SAINT-SAËNS

Allegro appassionato in b, Op. 43
Concerto #1 in a, Op. 33

SCHUMANN

Concerto in a, Op. 129

SHOSTAKOVICH

Concerto #1 in E-flat, Op. 107

STRAUSS

Don Quixote, Op. 35

TAVENER, John

Svyati for Cello & Choir

TCHAIKOVSKY

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

TOWER, Joan

Music for Cello & Orchestra

VIVALDI

various concerti

WALTON

Concerto (1956)

WUORINEN

"Five" Concerto for Amplified Cello & Orchestra

YUKECHEV, Yuri

The Epistle - Concerto for Cello & Choir (written for Mr. Daurov)

Cellist Adrian Daurov is a superb artist whose playing is both virtuosic and movingly expressive, reflecting both his assimilation of the emotional center, directions and flow of the music he is playing and his ability to communicate that assimilation to an audience, both aurally and visually. Apart from what may or not may not have inspired Shostakovich’s concerto [#1], his score is musically impressive, with an energetic, almost frenetic first movement, a lyrically moving second, a solo cadenza so long that Shostakovich counted it as an additional movement, and a summarizing finale that ends in an impressive virtuosic display. Daurov managed all of it to expressive perfection.

THE RIDGEFIELD PRESS (Connecticut)

First of all, a huge thank YOU for suggesting Adrian Daurov. From the moment we started rehearsing together, I knew I was in the presence of a true master - technically brilliant, musically perfect, intellectually stimulating. But these are only the foundation of his extraordinary ability. When you add to this his deep, generous, and fun-loving personality, he is in the great pantheon of musical giants. Adrian is the real thing!

MICHAEL LANKESTER (guest conductor, Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra)

Adrian brought a thorough and detailed preparation to his reading of the Shostakovich first cello concerto which was truly inspiring. This music obviously resonates with him on many levels, and he has developed a vision that is sound and authentic. He has the technical prowess to execute the difficult passage work, and the musical intuition that portrays the more introspective aspects of the piece in a delicate and sensitive manner. The audience was totally engaged by Adrian, and reacted most enthusiastically to his dynamic performance. Without hesitation, I recommend Adrian Daurov to colleagues seeking an inspired performer and pleasant collaborator for any level of artistic sophistication.

PETER STAFFORD WILSON (Music Director, Westerville Symphony)

Mr. Daurov, a young cellist who looks the part of the Romantic artist, produced a warm sound and phrased naturally.

THE NEW YORK SUN

Adrian Daurov plays with power, charisma and commitment. With a superb technique and a consummate sense of style, Adrian is a tremendous talent and a truly exciting young artist.

EUGENIA ZUKERMAN (Internationally renowned flutist, TV personality, writer)

Afloat on the High Seas, Persian Fountains and the Blues [headline]
It [Ranjbaran Fountains of Fin] proved a gripping piece, and the ensemble–violinist Mark Peskanov, the flutist Lance Suzuki and the cellist Adrian Daurov–made a powerful case for it.

THE NEW YORK TIMES

His [Schnittke’s] grim sonata has become a favorite of cellists, but the dissonances–large sections are increasing minor seconds on cello and piano, making a most uncomfortable tapestry–were built up by Adrian Daurov with the most serious intent. This was the first time I had heard the work live, and it came as a revelation.

CONCERTONET.COM

Adrian Daurov is a dazzling cellist with soul and technique to burn.

DAVID DEL TREDICI (Pulitzer Prize-winning composer)

On the strength of its fine concert at the Phillips Collection, the Voxare [String Quartet] could have a good shot at professional viability. Cellist Adrian Daurov turned in richly expressive solos. The group jumps on its music with all fours and makes the tussle worth hearing.

THE WASHINGTON POST

Solid, thoroughly unified readings of Taneyev and Arensky, sweetly played by Adrian Daurov

THE NEW YORK TIMES

10/7/2017 (7:30pm)

ALTOONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (PA)

Teresa Cheung, conductor
Historic Mishler Theatre

Dvorák: Cello Concerto

10/16/2017 (1pm)

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP LIBRARY

Westminster Hall, The Presbyterian Church of Basking Ridge (NJ)

Duo-Recital with Spencer Myer, pianist

11/10/2017 (7:30pm)

THE MUSIC ASSOCIATION AT ROSSMOOR (Monroe Township, NJ)

The Meeting House

Duo-Recital with Spencer Myer, pianist

11/12/2017 (3pm)

SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM (Washington, DC)

Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium

Duo-Recital with Spencer Myer, pianist
Beethoven: 12 Variations, WoO 45
Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata #2
Foss: Capriccio
Prokofiev: Cello Sonata

3/24/2018 (7:30pm)

ARTS IN THE VILLAGE

Goff Memorial Hall (Rehoboth, MA)

Duo-Recital with Spencer Myer, pianist

3/25/2018 (3pm)

EDGEWOOD RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

Edgewood Auditorium (North Andover, MA)

Duo-Recital with Spencer Myer, pianist

Brahms: Cello Sonata #2 in F, Op. 99 (mvt. I: Allegro vivace)

Merkin Concert Hall (NYC)
December, 2011