Daurov/Myer Duo
cello/piano
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Daurov Myer DuoIn 2012, two sensationally gifted virtuosi - cellist Adrian Daurov and pianist Spencer Myer - established the DAUROV/MYER DUO to explore and perform three centuries of masterworks from the beloved repertoire for their respective instruments, both solo and in combination.

The Daurov/Myer Duo’s recent performances have included important debuts at Washington, DC’s The Embassy Series, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Nantucket Musical Arts Society, The Artist Series of Tallahassee, Chamber Music Corvallis and Brooklyn’s distinguished Bargemusic, a program highlighted by the world premieres of scores by Ricky Ian Gordon and Christopher Gunning.

ADRIAN DAUROV, at the age of 15, made his debut as soloist with the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra in his native city. 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. In 2012, he formed his own ensemble - now the award-winning Voxare Quartet, with which he still tours. Mr. Daurov has also collaborated in chamber music programs with pianist Alexander Ghindin, violinists Yevgeny Kutik and Mark Peskanov and flutist Eugenia Zukerman. Adrian Daurov has been heard on several radio and television stations, including WNYC, WQXR and NTV-America. He performs on a magnificent 1989 cello crafted by John Terry in Florence, Italy.

Gold Medalist of the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition, SPENCER MYER has been soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland, Dayton and Louisiana philharmonic orchestras, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, the Acadiana, Baton Rouge, Bozeman, Glacier (MT), Indianapolis, Juneau, Knoxville, New Haven, Phoenix, Richmond (IN), San Juan, Santa Fe, Southeast Iowa, Springfield (MA), Traverse, Tucson and Wyoming symphony orchestras, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra of Brooklyn, Mexico’s Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco and Beijing’s China National Symphony Orchestra. His recital appearances have been presented in New York City’s Weill Recital Hall, 92nd Street Y and Steinway Hall, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and London’s Wigmore Hall, as well as in Chicago, Cincinnati, Fort Worth, Knoxville, Logan, Salt Lake City and China, while many of his performances have been broadcast on WQXR (New York City), WHYY (Philadelphia), WCLV (Cleveland) and WFMT (Chicago). Mr. Myer has collaborated with CSO members on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series and at the Bard, Cape Cod Chamber, Colorado, Meadowlark, Mendocino and Skaneateles music festivals, The Stony Brook International Piano Festival, Texas State International Piano Festival, Canada’s Concerts aux Iles du Bic, Spain’s Gijon International Piano Festival and Valencia International Piano Academy, and Indonesia’s Yogjakarta International Music Festival, and has performed with the Blair, Jupiter, Manhattan, Miami and Pacifica string quartets. In 2012, he gave a four-sonata recital as part of the San Antonio Symphony Beethoven Festival.

1) "FIRE & ICE"

Beethoven; Sonata #3 in A for Cello & Piano, Op. 69
Falla: Suite populaire espagnole
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Grieg: Sonata in a for Cello & Piano, Op. 36
Piazzolla The Grand Tango for Cello & Piano

2) "FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE"

Stravinsky: Suite Italienne for Cello & Piano
A. Tcherepnin: Suite for Cello Solo
Medtner: Fairy Tales (piano solo)
Prokofiev: March from The Love for Three Oranges
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Rachmaninoff Sonata in g for Cello & Piano, Op. 19

3) "MADE IN AMERICA"

Barber: Sonata for Cello & Piano, Op. 6
Corigliano: Fancy on a Bach Air (cello solo)
Gershwin: Three Preludes (piano solo)
Thomson: Four Portraits for Cello & Piano
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Copland: Waltz & Celebration from Billy the Kid
Paul Moravec: Andy Warhol Sez
Daron Hagen: Love Songs
Rorem: Dances for Cello & Piano

4) "FAVORITES"

Debussy: Sonata in d for Cello & Piano
J.S. Bach: Suite #1 in G for Cello Solo
Chopin: Polonaise-fantaisie in A-flat, Op. 61 (piano solo)
Schumann: Fantasiestücke for Cello & Piano
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Brahms: Sonata #2 in F for Cello & Piano, Op. 99

"The quality of each of these artists is so outstanding that I am planning to engage them again as soon as possible. The beauty of Adrian Daurov’s playing and the marvelous collaboration by Spencer Myer was enchanting, not only to us musicians, but to the entire audience. They tore down the house with their brilliant playing.

JEROME BARRY, Director/Founder, The Embassy Series (Washington, DC)

3/20/2016 (2pm)

NELSON HALL AT ELIM PARK (Cheshire, CT)

Nelson Hall

Beethoven: Variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen
J.S. Bach: Cello Suite #1 (solo cello)
Debussy: Cello Sonata
Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata

10/16/2017 (1pm)

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP LIBRARY

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

 

11/12/2017 (3pm)

SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM (Washington, DC)

Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium

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)

 

3/25/2018 (3pm)

EDGEWOOD RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

Goff Memorial Hall (Rehoboth, MA)

Edgewood Auditorium (North Andover, MA)