About 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.
Highlights of Adrian Daurov’s current season include his debut with Longmont Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Elliot Moore, as well as northeast touring with the Indiana-based Euclid Quartet. Looking ahead to Summer 2020, he will make his debut at the famed New Hampshire Music Festival.
At the age of 15, Adrian Daurov made his debut as soloist with the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra. Subsequently, he earned top honors at three international competitions—Bulgaria’s First 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. In 2008 he was 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 cellist 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. Daurov has also collaborated in chamber music programs with pianists Alexander Ghindin and Olga Vinokur, violinist Mark Peskanov and flutist Eugenia Zukerman.
Adrian Daurov performs on a magnificent 1989 cello crafted by John Terry in Florence, Italy.
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