Adrian Daurov – Musical Life Competition Juror (cello)

ADRIAN DAUROV is a versatile cellist, who performs on world-famous stages in concerts ranging from classical solo recitals to arena performances with the likes of Alicia Keys, Steven Tyler (of Aerosmith), Josh Groban, Burt Bacharach, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra and band Sigur Ros, among others.

After studying at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia, Adrian Daurov was awarded the Jerome L. Greene Scholarship at The Juilliard School where he studied with renowned cello pedagogues André Emelianoff and David Soyer, completing his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. While at Juilliard, Adrian was appointed principal cellist of The Chamber Orchestra of New York, a position he still holds. Recent seasons have included concerto debuts with the Dayton (OH) and Massapequa (NY) philharmonic orchestras, the symphony orchestras of Altoona (PA), Bozeman (MT), Kalamazoo (MI), Longmont (CO), Ridgefield (CT), Westerville (OH), The Berkshires (MA), Wyoming, and with the Chamber Orchestra of New York (at Carnegie Hall).

In 2012, he teamed up with the award-winning pianist Spencer Myer to form the Daurov/Myer Duo, which has performed at the Smithsonian Museum and The Embassy Series in DC, Brooklyn’s Bargemusic, Nantucket Musical Arts Society and many other established institutions. Adrian also performs as part of  An International Affair, a duo with his wife, Taiwanese composer and pianist Sherry Shieh. He performs on a 1989 cello crafted by luthier John Terry in Florence, Italy.

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