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Ariel Horowitz 

Hailed by The Washington Post as “Sweetly Lyrical,” Ariel Horowitz cannot
remember life before loving music. A student of Ani Kavafian at the Yale School
of Music, Ariel previously studied with Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho at The
Juilliard School. Prizewinner of the Stulberg, Klein, Menuhin and Grumiaux
International Competitions as well as the Juilliard Concerto Competition and the
Yale Concerto and Chamber Music competitions, Ariel also received the Salon
De Virtuosi Career Grant in 2017 and the 2019 Broadus Erle Award in Violin from
the Yale School of Music. As the founding director of The Heartbeat Project
music education initiative on the Navajo Reservation, Ariel received the 2019
Yale Jefferson Award for Public Service, the “From the Top” Alumni Leadership
Grants (2017-18) and the 2017 McGraw Hill-Robert Sherman Award for Music
Education and Community Outreach. Ariel recently joined the faculty of Mount
Holyoke College as a Professor of Violin and Chamber Music.

Ariel enjoys an active performance schedule, frequently pairing masterworks of
the classical canon in dialogue with her political and interdisciplinary
compositions. She has performed as a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony
Orchestra at the Strathmore Music Center and Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, as well
as with the Kammerphilharmonie Hamburg, Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra,
Neue Philharmonie Westphalia, Raanana Symphonette, Terre Haute Symphony
Orchestra, Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, New
Albany Symphony Orchestra, as well as numerous recitals in the United States,
Italy, France, Israel, Brazil, Belgium, Ukraine, and Argentina.

Ariel has attended The Perlman Music Program, Mozarteum Salzburg, Keshet
Eilon International Master Course, Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival Winter
Workshop, Yellow Barn Young Artists Program, and Orford Music Centre among
other festivals. A devoted chamber musician, Ariel has received guidance
musicians including Ivry Gitlin, Joseph Lin, Daniel Phillips, David Finckel, Roger
Tapping, Li Lin, Sarah Kapustin, Merry Peckham, and former teachers Mimi
Zweig and Mauricio Fuks.

Ariel has enjoyed her position as concertmaster of the Yale Philharmonia since
she began her degree at the Yale School of Music nearly two years ago. Notable
contributions include her performance of the solo part in Richard Strauss’s Ein
Heldenleben with guest conductor David Robertson, and a performance of
Brahms’ First Symphony for the Philharmonia’s season finale performance with
Yale Philharmonia chief conductor Peter Oundjian.

When Ariel is not making music, she enjoys dancing, mac and cheese, mild
existential crises, snuggling with her niece and nephew, and making people

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