-Thomas Schuttenhelm, composer & guitarist
New Music Premiered
Alan Fletcher, Lullaby in Three Voices, 2011
Martin Schreiner, Lullaby for Restless Times, 2011
Canary Burton, Whispers, 2011
Demetrius Spaneas, A Child Sings at Thanksgiving, 2011
Patricia Julien, After Many Days Without Rain, 2011
Thomas Schuttenhelm, Weigenlied, 2011
Michael Veloso, Little Dancer, 2011
Gerard Drozd, Le belle addormentate, 2011
Hayg Boyadjian, Mi Tango (ver. 2010) 2010*
-Cancion de cuna, 2011
Thomas L. Read, The moon through the window shines down, 2010
David Patterson, Counting Sheep, 2010
Kota Nakamura, Sui-hou, 2010
Joshua Hahn, Lullaby, 2009
Lynn Job, The Sixth Night, 2009*
Carson Cooman, Unfolding the gates of dawn, 2009*
Jonathan Feist, No Time & Leaky Roof, 2009*
Francine Trester, My Darling’s Slumber, 2009*
-Lullaby for Daddy, 2011
Jacob Mashak, Rest, Madrid, 2009
Scott Wheeler, Nachtlied, 2009*
Nolan Stolz, Lullaby for Sam, 2009*
Mark Small, Descent to a dream, 2009*
Eric Schwartz, Song softly sung, in trying times, 2009*
Nomi Epstein, Lulebiye, 2008
David Vayo, Berceuse, 2008*
David Leisner, Disturbed, a lullaby, 2007*
Kevin Siegfried, Tracing a wheel on water, 2003*
- Cradle Song, 2008*
Kurt Erickson, Whatever you want me to be, 2005
Daniel Pinkham, Two Wind Dances, 2003*
-Green Wall & other Songs, 2004
Lior Navok, Six for a Dance, 2001*
Jose Elizondo, Lullaby, 2002
Ryan Vigil, Home Sweet Home, 2003
-Wedding party, 2007*
John McDonald, Chamber work, 2003
-You are alone to sleep, 2008*
“I’m convinced that your enthusiasm and virtuosity will entice listeners both old and young to experience the magic of the concert hall and your performance for themselves.” – Fanfare
Classical guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan is that rare musician that can deliver both virtuosic fireworks and poetic reflection, often integrated into a single interpretation. G. Acosta of the Washington Post writes, “Aaron is a unique talent not to be missed.”
Born in Oklahoma and raised in Colorado, Aaron began playing classical guitar at age 16, giving his debut at the Tabor Opera House soon after. Since then he has premiered over four-dozen solo compositions, founded the New Lullaby Project and Greater Boston House Concerts, and begun ¡Con Fuego! – a classical Spanish music and flamenco dance ensemble. He gives regular recitals throughout the country and is a concerto soloist, performing Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez repeatedly. He is also a sought after chamber musician, performing works by Stravinksy, Villa-Lobos, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Piazzolla, Takemitsu, Shankar and more.
Aaron has released two solo CD, Tracing a wheel on water and New Lullaby. He is featured on three others and has a solo digital single of Toru Takemitu’s arrangement of Gershwin’s Summertime. The American composer Ned Rorem called Tracing a wheel on water, "musical, affecting and skilled”. Fanfare Magazine wrote that with New Lullaby, “something new has been attempted here…This is not some godawful Classics-for-Baby CD, and that his playing catches every nuance of the music”; Audiophile awarded New Lullaby “4 out of 5 stars”. Aaron is the featured soloist on Albany Records Vientos – Music of Hayg Boyadjian, which Fanfare wrote was “Stunningly performed by Aaron ”. He is featured on the 2011 CD Classic American Songs with baritone Donald Wilkinson, and the premiere recording of Capricci for guitar and string quartet, written for Aaron, by Thomas L. Read will be released in 2012 on the Parma label.
Aaron founded ¡Con Fuego! in 2006 as a collaboration that juxtaposes classical guitar masterpieces with contemporary and flamenco dance choreography by international flamenco dancers, La Conja and Gabriela Granados. Past performances include the Waltham Symphony Orchestra, Tabor Opera House, and the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.
Larget-Caplan has given master classes at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Adams State College (Colorado), California State University Bakersfield, University of Vermont, and for the Boston Classical Guitar Society. He has received grants and awards from the New England Foundation for the Arts, American Composers Forum, Denver Classical Guitar Society, D'Addario Foundation, Mu Phi Epsilon and the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). He has performed and studied at festivals in Italy, Spain, Canada, and the United States.
An accomplished educator and advocate for listening to live classical performances, Mr. Larget-Caplan regularly travels to schools for enrichment programs and residencies introducing classical, Spanish, Latin American and contemporary music and history to students of all-ages. He was the youngest solo artist with Young Audiences of Massachusetts, and received the outstanding residency program from the New England Conservatory.
Aaron is on the faculty of the Boston Conservatory and University of Massachusetts Boston, and has an active private studio in Boston. He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where he studied with David Leisner and Eliot Fisk. Following the conservatory he studied intensively for seven years with Russian master pedagogue Dmitry Goryachev. He continues his studies of flamenco with Juanito Pascual. Aaron has participated in master classes with Leo Brouwer, Sharon Isbin, David Tanenbaum, Ricardo Cobo, Paul Galbraith, Jad Azkoul, and Jason Vieux.
Complimenting the guitar, Aaron studies Cathar Yoga & Healing with his wife, healer, and muse, Catherine Larget-Caplan. In his spare time he enjoys espresso, visiting organic farms and searching out natural hot springs.
“Aaron Larget-Caplan is a riveting artist whose musical styling begs immediate attention. His classical guitar performance was a treasure...”
-G. Acosta, The Washington Post