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ani-kavafianAni Kavafian

Ani Kavafian continues to enjoy a varied career as a chamber musician, professor at Yale University, concertmaster and frequent soloist of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. She tours regularly with clarinetist David Shifrin and pianist André-Michel Schub.

Together with cellist Carter Brey, she was artistic director of Mostly Music, a chamber music series in New Jersey for over 25 years. She has participated in the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, Heifetz International Music Institute, Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Great Lakes Festival, and Music from Angel Fire Festival.

As a soloist, she has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia and Cleveland orchestras, as well as the Los Angeles and Saint Paul chamber orchestras. Ms. Kavafian plays the 1736 “Muir-McKenzie” Stradivarius, and has been an Artist of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1979. Ms. Kavafian was a 1979 recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize, and has appeared at the White House on three occasions.

Her recordings include Bach’s six sonatas with Kenneth Cooper on the Kleos Classics label, Mozart sonatas with pianist Jorge Federico Osorio on the Artek label, and Todd Machover’s concerto Forever and Ever with the Boston Modern Orchestra.

Prior to her appointment to Yale, she taught at the Mannes and Manhattan schools of music, Queens College, McGill, and Stony Brook universities. She also conducts master classes and appears as guest lecturer around the country. She is married to artist, Bernard Mindich, their son, Matthew lives and works in Nashville, TN.