The Kennedy Center

Ariel Horowitz


Ariel Horowitz is a violinist, composer, and activist who enjoys pairing masterworks of the classical canon in dialogue with her political and interdisciplinary compositions. A student of Ani Kavafian at the Yale School of Music, Ariel previously studied with Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho. As founding director of The Heartbeat Project music education initiative on the Navajo Reservation, Ariel received “From the Top” Alumni Leadership Grants (2017-18) and the 2017 McGraw Hill-Robert Sherman Award for Music Education and Community Outreach. Ariel was prizewinner of the Stulberg, Klein and Grumiaux, Juilliard, and Yale concerto and chamber music competitions. Born in the Washington, DC area, Ariel began her violin studies at the Levine School of Music. |

Watch Past Performances

Video 6/29/2019: Sisterfire Showcase

Roadwork brings the social power of music to the Millennium Stage through the spirit of its Sisterfire Festival. Join us for an intergenerational, multiracial, post-genre hour of womensound.  With a special tribute to the late Dr. Shirley Childress Johnson, long-time sign language interpreter for Sweet Honey In The Rock. This year’s showcase features: Ysaye Barnwell -- singer, composer, arranger and Sweet Honey In The Rock alum; Ariel Horowitz -- violinist, composer, activist; Be Steadwell -- vocalist, composer and director; and Yasmin Williams — acoustic fingerstyle guitarist and composer.

This performance will be sign-interpreted.

Presented in collaboration with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Social Power of Music  with support from WPFW, Busboys and Poets and Levine Music.

June 29 - Ariel Horowitz