Nov. 23, 2020

18 - Ariel Horowitz

18 - Ariel Horowitz

Our guest today on the Violin Podcast is American violinist Ariel Horowitz. Ariel is a graduate of the Juilliard School and Yale University. She is the director of the Heartbeat Music Project which aims to provide music education to the Navajo nation. Ms. Horowitz also serves as violin faculty at Mt. Holyoke college and we get to talk about her upbringing with the violin, her passion for bringing high quality music education as a director of the Heartbeat Music Project, and her tips on being a great violinist. You can learn more about Ariel Horowitz by visiting

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Ariel Horowitz

Violinist / Soloist / Educator

Hailed by The Washington Post as “Sweetly Lyrical,” violinist Ariel Horowitz cannot remember life before loving music. In October of 2020, Ariel won the Concert Artists Guild Ambassador Prize and joined the Concert Artists Guild roster. A recent graduate of the Yale School of Music under the tutelage of Ani Kavafian, Ariel previously studied with Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho at The Juilliard School. Ariel is a prizewinner of the Grumiaux, Stulberg, and Klein International Competitions as well as the Salon De Virtuosi Career Grant. In the Fall of 2019, Ariel joined the faculty of Mount Holyoke College, teaching violin and chamber music.