Ariel Horowitz cannot remember life before loving music. Winner of top prizes at the Stulberg and Irving M. Klein International String Competitions and The Juilliard School’s Violin Concerto Competition, The Violin Channel praised Ariel’s artistic energy: “If they gave out prizes for attitude…we think we may have found the Olympic champion.” Ariel studies with Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho at The Juilliard School as a Dorothy DeLay Scholarship recipient. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree.
Ariel’s solo appearances include performances with the Neue Philharmonie Westphalia, Raanana Symphonette, Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, Carmel Symphony Orchestra, New Albany Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, and Doctor’s Orchestral Society of New York. Ariel has given recitals in the United States, Italy, France, Israel, Brazil, and Argentina. In July, Ariel will perform the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Ariel has attended festivals such as The Perlman Music Program, Mozarteum Salzburg, Keshet Eilon International Master Course, Yellow Barn YAP, and Orford Music Centre. In the 2012 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists in Beijing, China she was featured in the Final Gala Concert and received the Morningside Young Artist Award.
An avid chamber musician, Ariel is a member of The Jakob Quartet; coached by Joseph Lin (Juilliard String Quartet), Catherine Cho, and Daniel Phillips (Orion String Quartet). Ariel performs in The Juilliard Orchestra, most recently under the baton of David Zinman at Carnegie Hall.Community engagement is central to Ariel’s artistic commitment. She performs plays at hospitals, nursing homes, and homeless shelters. Ariel served as a Diversity Advocate at The Juilliard School (2014-15), and as a Gluck Community Service Fellow (2014-16). She will serve as a Resident Assistant at The Juilliard School (2015-16).
When not making music, Ariel reads Harry Potter, makes abstract paintings, practices yoga, and enjoys her family, friends, two dogs and chocolate.