Ani Kavafian, Violin
Violinist Ani Kavafian has a long history with the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, stretching back to its very first season. She also has a close longstanding association with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Touring the United States, Canada, and Europe, she performs with the Kavafian/Schub/Shifrin Trio and with her sister Ida Kavafian, with whom she will be performing in Armenia this coming September. She is the concertmaster and a frequent soloist with the New Haven Symphony and has performed the cycle of Mozart concertos with the orchestra. Next year she will be soloist in the Kurt Weill Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. As president of the Young Concert Artist Alumni Association, she took part in the organization’s 50th anniversary concert in 2011. Her solo career has included performances with the New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Her recordings include the Bach sonatas with Kenneth Cooper, Mozart sonatas with Jorge Federico Osorio, and Justin Dello Joio’s Piano Trio with Carter Brey and Jeremy Denk. This summer she is taking part in seven music festivals, including Sarasota, Norfolk, Peasmarsh, England, Bridgehampton, and Music From Angel Fire. She will also be performing on board the ship Corinthian as they cruise the Baltic. Together with Carter Brey, she continues as artistic director of Mostly Music, a chamber music series in New Jersey. A full professor at Yale University, Ms. Kavafian plays a 1736 Stradivarius violin and is married to artist Bernard Mindich.