Instrumentalist - Violin

Violinist Ani Kavafian enjoys a prolific career as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. She has performed with virtually all of America’s leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and many others. Her numerous solo recital engagements include performances at New York’s Carnegie and Alice Tully halls, as well as in major venues across the country.

Posted: Feb-25-2013
Latest Acclaim
“Violinist Ani Kavafian has to be one of the music world’s busiest artists. A professor at Yale University, Kavafian is a longtime member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, concertmaster of the New Haven Symphony, member of the touring Trio da Salo and Kavafian-Schub-Shifrin Trio as well as a frequent guest at several chamber music festivals. Kavafian played the crucial violin part and led the Beethoven septet with incisive vigor, her precision and musicianship undiminished. She dug into the melodic lines, adopting a faster, less Mozartean approach to the minuet and bringing a fine sense of contrast and definition to the fourth movement’s variations. Kavafian blazed through the bravura cadenza of the final Presto, seamlessly fusing the reprise of the bubbly, joyous principal theme.”
— South Florida Classical Review
Posted: Jan-27-2014
Latest Recording
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center announces the third CD release from its exclusive inhouse label, CMS Studio Recordings. The newest disc commemorates the accomplishments of two American women: Amy Cheney Beach, who was one of the first American women to reach celebrated status as a composer, and Margaret Ann Alsip Frink, who documented her experiences as the proverbial "covered wagon woman" in 1850.
Posted: Nov-24-2008