Trio: David Han Marks, Adrian Daurov, Sung-ah Han – November 17, 2013

David Han Marks, violin, Adrain Daurov, cello, Sung-ah Han, piano

Join us on Sunday, November 17 at 3PM for the eighth concert of our 27th Season, when we present a trio featuring David Han Marks, violin; Adrian Daurov, cello and Sung-ah Han, piano.

Friends of Music originally knows Dr. Han through her work at the Career Services Office at the Juilliard School. Many of the student performers we have enjoyed here in Stamford came to us through her efforts. She was so pleasant and helpful in the years we worked with her, and knowing that Sung-ah Han is also a pianist and a Julliard graduate, we always hoped to meet her and hear her perform. Now that she is no longer working for the school, this concert is the fulfillment of that hope and she brings with her two additional talented Juilliard alumni.

Both David Han Marks, originally from Chicago, and Adrian Daurov, a native of St. Petersburg, Russia, have earned their Bachelor’s and their Master’s Degrees from the Juilliard School. Both have performed extensively at major venues in the United States and worldwide.

To read more about the artists, see below. You can also read more about Mr. Marks and hear samples of his work at Read more information about Mr. Daurov and listen to some of his work at

The program for November 17 is listed below.

David Han Marks, violin
Adrian Daurov, cello
Sung-ah Han, piano


Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor, Op. 49 (1839)

  1. Molto allegro ed agitato
  2. Andante con moto tranquillo
  3. Scherzo: Legierro e vivace
  4. Finale: Allegro assai appassionato

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847)


Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Verano Porteño (Buenos Aires Summer) (1965)
Otoño Porteño (Buenos Aires Autumn) (1969)
Invierno Porteño (Buenos Aires Winter) (1970)
Primavera Porteña (Buenos Aires Spring) (1970)

Astor Piazzolla (1921 -1992)

November 17, 2013 Performers

David Han Marks, violin

Violinist David Han Marks is a native of Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Marks collaborates with many musicians and is an active performer of chamber, solo, and orchestral repertoire.

His collaborations have taken him across the globe, from Disney Hall in Los Angeles, California to Grosse Hall in Salzburg, Austria to Moscow, Russia and most recently to China. Performances in New York City have been in prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Bargemusic.

David Han Marks received both his Bachelor’s and his Master’s degree in music from the Juilliard School. In the spring of 2008, he appeared on an episode of ABC’s All My Children. In June of 2009, Mr. Marks performed with Josephine Lee and the Chicago Children’s Choir at Ravinia and recorded with them for their upcoming holiday CD.

David Han Marks currently resides in New York City working as a freelance musician. See him in action and listen to samples of his work at

Adrian Daurov, cello

Award-winning cellist Adrian Daurov has performed on major concert stages including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Merkin Hall and with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. He has collaborated in chamber music programs with pianists Alexander Ghindin, Inon Barnatan, violinist Mark Peskanov and flutist Eugenia Zukerman, who said of him “Adrian Daurov plays with power, charisma and commitment. With a superb technique and a consummate sense of style, Adrian is a tremendous talent and a truly exciting young artist.”

Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, Adrian Daurov debuted as a soloist with the St.Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra at age 15. He received the top prizes at prestigious international music competitions in the Netherlands in 2002 and in the US in 2006 and was appointed the principal Cellist of the Bayreuth Youth Festival Orchestra in Germany. He toured as a soloist with the St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra in 2004, and in 2008 Mr. Daurov was featured in a Gala Concert in celebration of Russia’s Independence Day at Carnegie Hall’s main stage with Yelena Obraztsova and Vladimir Galouzine.

After studying at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Adrian received the Jerome L. Greene Scholarship to study at the Juilliard School in New York City with renowned cello pedagogues Andre Emelianoff and David Soyer (of the Guarneri Quartet). He completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Juilliard in 2009. In June 2007 Mr. Daurov was appointed the principal cellist of The Chamber Orchestra of New York, and a year later formed his own group, the now highly acclaimed Voxare Quartet. In March 2012 the Voxare Quartet collaborated with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor David Zinman in an All-Beethoven program for their legendary Young People’s Concerts Series. In 2012 he also formed the Daurov/Myer Duo with award-winning pianist Spencer Myer.

Adrian Daurov is a devoted performer of music of our time. A versatile artist, he also enjoys performing with Pop, Rock and Jazz music stars. Read more about Mr. Daurov and listen to some of his work at

Sung-ah Han, piano

Sung-ah Han is known to Friends of Music through her work as the Associate Director of Career Services at the Juilliard School. She helped to organize many of the concerts featuring Juilliard students that we have had the good fortune to present. She previously worked as the Associate Director of Educational Outreach at the School, and also as Music Director of Chelsea Music in New York City.

Music, education and public service have been the focus of Sung-ah Han’s career. Since leaving Juilliard she has served as Artistic Director at Project X and is a volunteer for the NYC Civic Corps, and recently joined Common Cents as Community-Based Organization Liaison for School Support.

Dr. Han is also currently working on an Executive Master of Public Administration, Public Service degree at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the Juilliard School in 1994, and her Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Music and Music Education from the Teachers College of Columbia University in 2004.