Rosin Cello Duo
The Utah cellists, Jessika Soli, and Daniel Gaisford impress audiences with their charismatic performances and wonderfully varied programs of music from Telemann and Klengel to Coldplay and Michael Jackson. Rosin is appearing on concert series all over the country and creating great excitement wherever they play. In just six months of working together, Rosin has appeared in concert 20 times in the 2015-16 season, and will record a debut album and film several videos. Rosin is performing original transcriptions of Pop and Rock as well as Classical and Romantic repertoire written by the master cellists of the 18th and 19th centuries. Jessika Soli is a sought after cellist and performs regularly with pianist, William Joseph and the Empyrean Quartet of Southern Utah. She is a graduate of the University of Utah, where she studied with John Eckstein and attended UNLV in Las Vegas studying with Andrew Smith. At UNLV she won the Concerto Competition where she performed the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the University orchestra. She served as principal cellist of the Southwest Symphony and has a cello studio where she teaches a large, talented class of cellists. Daniel Gaisford has enjoyed a career as a soloist, chamber musician and cello pedagogue. He attended the University of Southern California where he studied with Gabor Rejto and Ronald Leonard. He continued his studies at the Juilliard School of Music studying with Harvey Shapiro, Channing Robbins, Felix Galamir and Lillian Fuchs. He won 1st prize in the Juilliard School's Shostakovich Cello Competition which resulted in his debut in Lincoln Center performing the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.2 with the Juilliard Symphony Orchestra. Following his debut he has been invited as guest soloist with the country's leading orchestras and conductors.