brian daurelle

Brian Daurelle is a pianist, composer and teacher living in New York City. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Brian moved to New York to pursue music in 2014. He is a founding member of the opus87 piano quartet, and a core member of TACTUS, Manhattan School of Music's resident contemporary ensemble.

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's seventh keyboard concerto, the piano concerto of Carl Vine, and the solo part in Scriabin's 'Prometheus'.

In addition to opus87, Brian is a dedicated collaborative pianist. Since 2015, he has played TACTUS, where his mentors include Dr. Margaret Kampmeier, Tony de Mare and Christopher Oldfather. In addition to twelve concerts of contemporary chamber music each year, Brian has commissioned several new works for himself and his ensembles, most recently, he premiered three new works for soprano, viola and piano, a work for two pianos, and a piece for piano solo. He has accompanied many vocal recitals, instrumental masterclasses and concerto competitions and choirs, and has benefited from the direction of noted accompaniment pedagogues Dr. Kevin Olson, Dr. Haesook Rhee, and Miriam Charney.

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.


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