Ani Kavafian, violin
Violinist Ani Kavafian enjoys a prolific career as a recitalist, chamber musician, and professor. She has performed with many 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.
In 2023-2024, Ani Kavafian will continue her longtime association as an artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Having taught at Mannes College, Manhattan School of Music, McGill University, and at Stony Brook University, she became a full professor of Violin at Yale University in 2006 and is now the coordinator of Strings.
Ani Kavafian has received the Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions award. She is now president of the YCA alumni association. She has appeared at the White House on three separate occasions and has been featured on many network and PBS television music specials. Her recordings can be heard on the Nonesuch, RCA, Columbia, Arabesque, and Delos labels.