American Cello Duo, Rosin, Performs at SUU

Published: March 29, 2022 | Author: Ashley H Palmer | Read Time: 3 minutes

Rosin, Jessika Soli and Daniel GaisfordSouthern Utah University’s Department of Music is excited to host guest artists of the cello duo, Rosin, on Monday, April 11, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in the Thorley Recital Hall of the Music Building at SUU. The American cellists from Utah, Jessika Soli and Daniel Gaisford, began their duo, Rosin, in 2015 by exploring the Classical cello duo repertoire from the 18th and 19th centuries, focusing on great composers for cello such as Friedrich August Kummer, Sebastian Lee, David Popper and Julius Klengel. Since then, they have expanded into playing works inspired by the 2CELLOS as well as writing their own original music and transcriptions. This concert is free and open to the public.

Jessika Soli is an active recording artist, chamber musician and is the Adjunct Cello Professor at Southern Utah University. She received her cello performance degree from the University of Utah, where she studied with John Eckstein and also attended the University of Nevada - Las Vegas, where she studied with Andrew Smith. Soli was principle cellist of the Southwest Symphony for two years and also principle cellist of the UNLV orchestra where she was soloist and performed the Dvořák Concerto. From 2011-2012, she performed with the Utah Philharmonia in Germany and London on productions of Don Giovanni and Hansel and Gretel. Since then, she frequently performs as soloist with renowned pianist, William Joseph, and has recorded for numerous albums at Red Earth Recording Studios with Dave Tate. Jessika has a private cello studio located in Santa Clara, as well as online, where she teaches a large class of talented cellists and is currently expanding her class into Cedar City. 

Classically trained from The Juilliard School with Harvey Shapiro and the University of Southern California with Gabor Rejto, Daniel Gaisford has firmly established himself as one of the most expressive cellists performing today. Hailed by the New York Times as “transfixing,” and The Philadelphia Inquirer as “remarkable.” Mr. Gaisford continues to infuse with new life the great works of the past, while fiercely advocating for the music of our own time. As soloist, Mr. Gaisford has appeared with orchestras throughout the United States and Canada; among them the major orchestras of Saint Louis, Seattle, Toronto and Montreal, under the direction of conductors such as Robert Spano, David Zinman and Hermann Michael. Equally active as a recitalist and chamber musician, Mr. Gaisford has performed throughout the U.S. and abroad in cities ranging from New York, San Francisco and Berlin, to Boston, Rome and Tokyo. 

Don’t miss this exciting concert featuring Jessika Soli and Daniel Gaisford, in their duo, Rosin, on Monday, April 11, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. For more information about arts events at SUU, please visit

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The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 26 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, music, and theatre. It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). More than 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 900 majors in the College. CPVA presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) making SUU the first public university in the state of Utah to be accredited by all four associations. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit

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