Brian Daurelle is a pianist, composer and writer living in New York City. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Brian moved to New York to train at the Manhattan School of Music, where he served for two years as a core member of TACTUS, the school's resident contemporary ensemble. He is a founding member of the opus87 piano quartet, and the president of the ensemble's non-profit wing.
With a strong grounding in the Germanic-Russian tradition of piano playing, Brian has broad experience with the classical piano repertoire. He has made several orchestral appearances, playing Bach keyboard concertos, the piano concerto of Carl Vine, and the solo part in Scriabin's 'Prometheus'. He has worked with a number of prominent living composers, including Hans Tutschku and Reiko Fueting, Eric Wubbels, Kate Soper, and Alvin Singleton. He has had a number of works written for him and his collaborative partners, including several works for soprano, viola and piano, a work for clarinet, piano and electronics, a two-piano piece, and several works for piano solo.
As a dedicated collaborative pianist, Brian has accompanied many vocal recitals, instrumental masterclasses and concerto competitions and choirs. He has acted as repetiteur for operas and musicals at National Sawdust, Symphony Space and the Manhattan School of Music.
Away from the piano, Brian composes and arranges music for friends and colleagues. As a music technology enthusiast, he is interested in the design and realization of sound processing techniques for performance and improvisatory settings. His recent output includes Nature Mort for clarinet and live electronics, and traCiel for cello and live electronics, and an upcoming acousmatic project for multi-channel electronics.
Brian is a writer and editor for Left Voice magazine.
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