[ Violin ]
Violinist Ani Kavafian enjoys a very busy career as soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. As concertmaster of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, she performs with them as soloist has started a project to perform the complete Mozart Concertos. With clarinetist David Shifrin and pianist André-Michel Schub, the Kavafian-Schub-Shifrin Trio tours the US as well. She has conducted workshops in Taiwan alongside David Finckel, Wu Han and Leon Fleisher.She appears with her sister, violinist, Ida Kavafian; they celebrated the 25th anniversary of their Carnegie Hall debut as a duo in November 2008 with a concert dedicated to them presented by the Chamber Music Society.
Together with cellist Carter Brey, she is artistic director of Mostly Music which is celebrating its 34th anniversary this year. She has appeared as soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony among many others. Among her recordings are the Mozart sonatas with Jorge Federico Osorio and a piano trio of Justin Dello Joio with Jeremy Denk and Carter Brey.
An Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient and winner of the Young Concert Artist International Auditions, she is a full professor at Yale University. Ms. Kavafian, who plays a 1736 Stradivarius, has been an Artist of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1979. She lives in Westchester County, NY with her husband, artist, Bernard Mindich.