Elmira Darvarova caused a sensation, becoming the first ever (and thus far, only) female concertmaster in the history of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. She has appeared in recitals and as a soloist on five continents, performing concertos with the Moscow State Symphony, the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Grant Park Symphony, the Columbus Symphony and with numerous orchestras on three continents.
Darvarova has performed on the world’s most prestigious stages including Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York, Symphony Hall in Chicago, Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, Suntory Hall, Bunka and NHK Halls in Tokyo; Musikverein in Vienna, Cadogan Hall in London, Koncerthuset in Stockholm, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Smetana Hall in Prague, Megaron in Athens, Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, Mumbai’s National Center for Performing Arts, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, Saint Petersburg and many others. Well-versed in opera, symphonic and chamber music repertoire, she also performs and records in tango, jazz, blues, folk, world music, contemporary/ electronic music, Stroh violin, and Indian Ragas.
She has partnered for chamber music performances with James Levine, Janos Starker, Gary Karr, with tango and jazz legends such as Octavio Brunetti, Fernando Otero and David Amram, and with world-renowned Indian classical musicians – the superstars of the Sarod – Amjad Ali Khan and his sons Amaan & Ayaan Ali Bangash.