"...magnetic and first-rate, drawing you in with his beautiful tone and sincere musicianship"
CAROLYN KUAN, MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Award-winning violinist Gary Capozziello enjoys a varied musical life as both highly versatile performer and educator. Applauded for his “inspired ferocity” (Millbrook Independent), Gary has been recognized in the media by WTNH, The Hartford Courant, Broadwayworld.com and the American League of Orchestras (symphony.org). His recent concerto appearances have included concerts with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the New Haven Civic, American Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Symphony, Connecticut Valley Chamber Orchestra and the Torrington Symphony. Capozziello’s online recital series "Help Me Create a Covid Relief Fund" raised grant funds for struggling musicians during the height of the pandemic, receiving a Musician Service Award granted by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Gary has also received the Jerry Malafronte Award for Musical Excellence, the Peter/Wright Music Memorial and top prize at the Paranov Concerto Competition. He was featured in Hartford Magazine’s 2018 issue “Inspired: A Renaissance of Young Artists,” and he currently holds a sponsored chair in the Hartford Symphony.
In-Home Solo Recitals
"My true passion is chamber music, and creating a unique atmosphere that enchants and mesmerizes the audience."Private house recitals offer the ultimate musical experience for intimate gatherings, exclusive events, and special occasions. Gary's repertoire spans classical masterpieces, contemporary compositions, and works tailored to suit each individual event. Contact Gary below to book him for your next private house recital and create an unforgettable musical experience for you and your guests.
Gary teaches privately, as a frequent guest artist, and in masterclasses. While teaching traditional violin playing, he fuses his many years of training in Alexander Technique and Mindfulness practice with a holistic and integrated approach to string playing.
Using mindfulness meditation as a means to open your heart and mind to your practicing and performance
Tuning into your body use and playing with more fluidity, efficiency and concentration
Personalizing your process
It's not always a straight line to improving the many aspects of music making, so embrace the process and let phases come and go as they lead to new insights