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 News
As the New Haven Symphony Orchestra gets ready to open its 115th season, Music Director William Boughton Wednesday presented the orchestra's new concertmaster, Ani Kavafian.
Posted: Sep-8-2008
Latest Acclaim

“Violinist Ani Kavafian and violist Yura Lee took up the first chairs for [Dvorak’s Quintet in E flat], which closed the program with a robust, highly spirited performance, decorated with a soothing larghetto, ending with a joyful and exuberant finale. Kodaly’s Serenade for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 12, fell in the middle. Unabashedly Hungarian, Kodaly’s Serenade is a work for three instruments that the Chamber Music Society musicians made sound like even more. The 20-minute work was a bewitching conversation between Kavafian and Neubauer, sounding like a wife and husband chatting and bantering with each other about this and that with the subtle nuance and exhaustive detail of an old, married couple revisiting earlier conversations, finishing each other's sentences, and talking over, around and past each other, to the delight and amusement of nearby listeners.”

— Grand Rapids Press
Posted: Jan-23-2015
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