Dorian Cheah is an electric violinist, composer and Emmy-nominated songwriter. His music is a genre-fluid experience combining his classical roots with a passion for the visceral power of rock and roll and modern electronic elements. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, where his classical music education began, he moved to New York to study with Dorothy DeLay at The Juilliard School.
Dorian has worked on stage and in the studio with a variety of musical luminaries including Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Ke$ha, Brie Larson, En Vogue, Bernie Worrell (Talking Heads), jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, Karsh Kale, Zakir Hussain, Scott Page (Pink Floyd) and more. His latest release “717” is his second studio collaboration with producer and bassist Bill Laswell and is available on all streaming platforms.
As a composer, Dorian has written original scores for many feature films and documentaries including Concrete Kids (writer/director Lije Sarki), Am Limit (writer/director Pepe Danquart) and others. He has written main title songs for several Barbie animated features, the Lifetime Network series 1-800-Missing, and has had hundreds of song placements in major network television shows including Victorius, Sons of Anarchy, CSI, Ghost Whisperer, Zoey 101, Drake & Josh, Tosh.0, and many others.
Dorian lives in Santa Monica, CA and has two kids who are a lot cooler than he is, but he taught them to make pizza from scratch which they enjoy regularly. They are anxiously awaiting new seasons of Ted Lasso and The Great British Baking Show.