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Aaron Larget-Caplan

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"Aaron Larget-Caplan is a unique talent not to be missed" – Washington Post

Born in Oklahoma and raised in Colorado, Aaron gave his debut at the Tabor Opera House at age 16. Since then he has premiered over 60 compositions, most of which are dedicated to him and performed through the United States, Italy and Russia.  A sought after soloist and chamber musician, Aaron regularly performs new and standard repertoire with such ensembles and chamber musicians as the Rimsky-Korsakov and New England String Quartets, Boston Lyric Opera, Schola Cantorum of Boston, violinists Irina Muresanu and Sharan Leventhal, cellist Rafael Popper-Keizer, and others.

Aaron’s recordings are issued on Albany, Parma and Stone Records.  They have received critical acclaim from Audiophile, Fanfare, American Record Guide, Guitar Magazine and many more.  His next album will be released in 2015 by Stone Records (UK), and features three world premieres written for Aaron.

A gifted contemporary music interpreter, Aaron has premiered works for small and large ensemble including: guitar-cello (Thomas Read), guitar-choir (Vineet Shende), guitar-voice (Daniel Pinkham), mixed ensemble (John McDonald, Ryan Vigil), guitar-flute (Jose Elizondo), guitar-string quartet (Read) and more. Aaron's performs many of his own arrangements of Bach, Scarlatti and Spanish composers.  His arrangements of John Cage and Reynaldo Hahn are to be published by C.F. Peters and International Music Company (IMC).

In 2006 Aaron founded the New Lullaby Project, a 21st century commissioning endeavor that invites composers throughout the world to write classical miniatures in the genre of the lullaby.  In 2010 the NLP’s debut CD ‘New Lullaby’, featuring 14 new lullabies by 13 American composers was released to critical and audience acclaim.  Aaron has since premiered over 40 new lullabies, coming to him from Spain, Japan, Norway, Australia, and the USA by such composers as Scott Wheeler, Ken Ueno, Carson Cooman, and Alan Fletcher.  Aaron often brings the NLP to colleges and universities working with composition students and faculty as an introduction to writing for the guitar.  A complete list of New Lullaby Project composers, reviews and videos can be found at www.NewLullabyProject.com.

In 2006 Aaron formed the ensemble ¡Con Fuego! (With Fire) teaming classical Spanish music and flamenco dance and song with past performances throughout New England, Colorado and New Mexico.  Recent collaborators include La Conja and Gabriela Granados.  In 2010 Aaron began Greater Boston House Concerts, presenting over 20 artists to date from the US and Europe in an intimate historic setting.

Aaron has received awards and grants from the American Composers Forum, Massachusetts Cultural Council, New England Foundation for the Arts, The Boston Conservatory, Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity, New England Conservatory and the Denver Classical Guitar Society.

Aaron is a graduate of Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with David Leisner.  Following NEC, he studied seven years with Dmitry Goryachev. Aaron received additional coaching from Eliot Fisk, Juanito Pascual (flamenco), and pianists Stephen Drury and Seymour Bernstein. Aaron is currently on faculty at the University of Massachusetts Boston and formerly at the Boston Conservatory.  He lives in Boston with wife, healer and muse, Catherine.

Aaron currently performs on a 2012 guitar by Franco Marino of Sicily.

 

PRESS QUOTES

 “Astounding technical proficiency and artistic delicacy”
~Boston Musical Intelligencer

“Stunningly played”
~ Fanfare

 “Enthusiasm and virtuosity”
~ Fanfare

“Stunningly executed”
~ Boston Musical Intelligencer

“Larget-Caplan’s arrangement of Bach’s Fugue in D Minor BWV 961 was masterful and an impressive presentation of his virtuosity in a beautifully running bass line executed with poise and precision.”
~ J. Wanée, Boston Musical Intelligencer

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