The American composer/conductor/pianist Gavin Cappon was born in New York City where he currently resides. His works have been performed in the New York metropolitan area by Centre Symphony (under Scott Jackson Wiley), the Jack Quartet, the Arctic 5 Woodwind Quintet and such artists as violinist Eriko Sato, pianist Jonathan Faiman of The Locrian Chamber players, sopranos Halley Gilbert and Adriana Valdes, and Mannes College faculty members; in Maine by baritone Stephen Lancaster at the Atlantic Music Festival; and in Arcidosso and Acqui Terme, Italy.
Mr. Cappon studied composition with Steven Sacco, Scott Richards, and Christopher Opperman; piano with Marica Eckert; and conducting with David Gilbert and Scott Jackson Wiley. As a composer, he received the Outstanding Undergraduate Composer award in 2018 from Montclair State University, and as a pianist he won the Richard Shirk Memorial Award.
As a conductor he has conducted both opera scenes and symphonic music at Mannes College and the LIU Post Chamber Music Festival.
Mr. Cappon has always improvised at the piano in a contemporary classical style, and this is a very important piece of his compositional process. He has been particularly influenced by the works of Ravel, Debussy, Bartok, Mahler, Shostakovich, and Prokofiev, among others.
He is honored to once again be a part of the Village Trip Festival.
September 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Seeking Refuge: Sounding loss and displacement