Rajan Kapoor, cello
Cellist Rajan Kapoor is an avid solo and chamber musician who has performed throughout the U.S. and in Europe. Rajan is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford as a student of Professor Mihai Tetel. Previously he served as a String Quartet Fellow and Teaching Assistant to Professor Edward Arron at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Primary instruction has included studies with professors Marion Feldman at New York University and Miroslav Petras of the Academy of Music in Prague, Czech Republic.
Rajan has served as principal cellist of the Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra, Opus One String Orchestra, Brevard Sinfonia, UMass Symphony Orchestra, and NYU Opera Orchestra. Additionally, he has served as a fellow with the Texas and Manchester Music Festivals and performs regularly with the Opera Company of Middlebury.
Rajan recently received 1st Prize in the 2018 Grand Junction Symphony Young Artist Competition and performed the Elgar Cello Concerto with the orchestra in the fall. He has gained additional recognition in the Hellam and Mondavi Young Artist Competitions and plays on an 1855 Goldmann cello generously loaned to him by the Carlsen Cello Foundation.
In 2017, Rajan co-founded the non-profit organization An die Musik NYC and currently serves as its assistant director. AdM NYC is a year-long concert series bringing the people of New York City high-quality classical music at very affordable prices. Now in its second season, it will present internationally renowned performers alongside many rising talents from the NYC community.