Roman Mekinulov


Performances: Concerto appearances with Virginia Symphony, Albany Symphony, and Erie Chamber Orchestra; U.S. premiere of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Concerto doppio with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; U.S. solo debut with orchestra performing Schumann’s Cello Concerto with Greater Newburgh Symphony; performed extensively throughout the United States, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Germany, France, Greece, Denmark, Switzerland, as well as his native Russia

Appearances: Principal cellist, North Carolina Symphony, European Tour; Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra, Germany; substitute, New York Philharmonic; Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, NYC; on tour with St. Petersburg Quartet and with chamber players in Naples, FL and Virginia Arts Festival; principal cellist, Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Honors: 1992 Young Artists International Auditions Cello Award; First Prize, Leningrad Chamber Music Competition; Winner’s Showcase Series, Great Philharmonic Hall, Leningrad; nominee, 2001 Carlos Gomes Prize, Best Instrumentalist of the Year

Positions: Principal cellist, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; founding member and artistic director, Bravo International Chamber Music Workshop, a comprehensive chamber music workshop for high school and college students, July–February every year

Discography: Miguel del Aguila’s Concierto en Tango, Buffalo Philharmonic, 2015, written for Mr. Mekinulov and nominated for Latin Grammy

Education: Rimsky-Korsakov College, The Juilliard School (B.M., M.M.)

Roman Mekinulov performed with The Orchestra Now on December 14, 2017.