Darryl Kubian

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DARRYL KUBIAN is an accomplished musician whose compositions have been commissioned and performed by orchestras throughout North America. Kubian's music embraces warm tonality and sweeping textures, and evokes an "open-hearted lyricism." (New Jersey Star Ledger)  As a thereminist, he has performed as featured soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra of New York, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.  As a violinist, he is a member of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and has performed in chamber collaborations in both the jazz and classical world.

On Nov. 21st-23rd , Darryl will be performing Theremin with the Philadelphia Orchestra in ICARUS by Lera Auerbach. You can find out more and purchase tickets HERE.

Darryl performed Theremin with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra on Jan 18 - 20th, 2019 in a program called Pops in Space. In commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Moon landing, Darryl also recorded Justin Hurwitz's hauntingly beautiful 'Crater' from the movie First Man. Darryl says "I was thrilled to record this beautiful theme from the movie "First Man" (as well as Lost in Space and Dr. Who!) with the Cincinnati Pops this spring. The album is now for sale, and also on Spotify. Many, many thanks to Maestro John Morris Russell, producer Elaine Martone, and all the musicians of the orchestra. Wonderful live concerts, and recording session!"

In 2017, Darryl performed theremin for THE LITTLE MERMAID by Lera Auerbach with the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra and the Hamburg Ballet. The performances ran from March 28th through April 2nd. Check the Kennedy Center website for more details.


In 2015, Live From Lincoln Center's The Music of Danny Elfmann featured Darryl as Theremin soloist. See the Press page for the review of the concert featured in Opera News.  In March of 2015, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra premiered his newest work, O for a Muse of Fire, a concert overture based on Shakespeare’s Henry V.  (See the Press page for more information.) 


During the 2007–08 season, the NJSO gave the premiere of Kubian’s 3-2-1 Concerto for Electric and Acoustic Violin and Orchestra—an NJSO commission dedicated to then-Music Director Neeme Järvi and NJSO Concertmaster (and soloist) Eric Wyrick. Following its critically acclaimed premiere, Scientific American featured 3-2-1 in its “60-Second Science” blog, describing the work as a “beautiful example of what happens when artists are inspired by scientific discoveries.”  Kubian's engaging, fluid style has been featured in soundtrack work for the Wildlife Conservation Society, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Pangolin Pictures, NHK, CBS, The Learning Channel, and many others. For more on Darryl's work, see the About page.