Since picking up the violin 20 years ago, Ariana Cappon has been humbled time and again by the emotion of the music she seeks to transmit. A native of New York, Cappon began her musical studies at age 3 at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege with Dorothy Roffman, and later with Grigory Kalinovsky. She is honored to have studied with Mauricio Fuks and Mark Kaplan the Jacobs school of Music at Indiana University, where she is currently pursuing her Master’s degree, and where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance and Mathematics last year. She has received lessons and chamber music coachings from Menahem Pressler, Norman Krieger, Kevork Mardirossian, Emile Naoumoff, Stanley Ritchie, and the Pacifica Quartet. Outside of Indiana, she has received instruction from Alexis Galperine, Gérard Poulet, Patinka Kopec, and James Buzzwell. As a teacher at the Stafford Music Academy, she tries to convey all that she has learned from her wonderful instructors.
Her performances include solo and chamber music recitals at Manhattan School of Music and the Indiana University, and a concert as a soloist with the Bergen County Philharmonic under David Gilbert. She has played in concerts and masterclasses with Paul Coletti, Philippe Quint, and Philippe Graffin. As an ensemble player, she has performed with Indiana University’s orchestras and Latin American Ensemble, and was concertmaster with the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed at festivals, such as the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, the Heifetz International Music Institute, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and the Conservatory Music in the Mountains at Durango, Colorado. She is excited to attend Orford Musique in Quebec with her trio this summer.