Augustina Kapoti

Conductor

Ms Kapoti has been an inspiration. She performs with grace, intensity and a wonderful amount of concentration. She is keen on assimilating ideas, inspecting information and weaving into her own interpretation. Augustina is always a positive force in interpreting the most taxing and demanding orchestral literature as well as the more classical works.
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Jeffrey Milarsky
Conducting Faculty, The Juilliard School and Columbia University, New York USA

Augustina Kapoti

Conductor

Augustina Kapoti

Conductor

Augustina Kapoti is a London based conductor with international projects in Boston, Graz, Berlin, Birmingham, Scotland, London and New York, where she has been collaborating with conductor Jeffrey Milarsky (Columbia University, Juilliard). Ms. Kapoti, is the Music Director and Artistic Advisor of the Houston Youth Chamber Concert Orchestra in Houston US. She has also been collaborating with the Southbank Sinfonia in London UK at St. John’s Smith Square, the Presteigne Festival in Wales and the Mount Holyoke College Orchestra in Massachusetts USA.

Ms. Kapoti, has been appointed Music Director, Artistic Director and Artistic Advisor in music non-profits while she has been serving on committees for competitions, auditions and interviews. Ms. Kapoti has been collaborating with Simon Halsey CBE invited by the later as a guest conductor to assist with his international projects among others at: The Royal Albert Hall- BBC PROMS in London, Berlin Philharmonie, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra-Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra-Chorus and the Palau de la Música Catalan in Barcelona, Spain.

As a guest lecturer, Ms. Kapoti is being invited  by Dr. Michael Beckerman, Chairman of the Music Department at New York University US to give series of lectures on “Conducting and Performance Practice” at New York University in Manhattan, while similar collaborations, include series of lectures and masterclasses Ms. Kapoti gives at Berklee College of Music in Boston US and at the International Portoheli Festival, Greece.

Ms. Kapoti has currently moved to Houston US to pursue her Doctorate DMA in Orchestral Conducting awarded Fellowship, Teaching Assistantship and a full scholarship at the University of Houston with Prof. F. Krager and Dr. R.Smith.

Augustina was awarded special commendations at the International Orchestral Conducting Competition in Graz and The Conductors Institute in New York US. She has studied Composition with Dr. P.Liaropoulos, G. Tsontakis, J. Tower, and her compositions were performed by the “Da Capo Chamber Players” in New York US. Ms. Kapoti holds two Master’s Degrees in Conducting with full scholarship from Bard Conservatory New York US with Dr.J. Bagwell and late H.Farberman and the University of Birmingham UK with Simon Halsey CBE while she was thoroughly mentored by S.Edwards at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Augustina, has also been invited by C.Metters, J.Schlaefli, P.Murphy, J.P.Saraste, S.Edwards and K.Kiesler to be part of their international orchestral conducting masterclasses under the auspices of organisations such as the University of St Andrews in Scotland, the LEAD! Foundation, and the Royal Philharmonic Society.

Ms. Kapoti also holds a Bachelor’s and an Integrated Master’s Degree in Musicology from the School of Philosophy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

 

 

Testimonial

Augustina Kapoti is that rare talent who combines action and reflection in perfect balance. A deeply thoughtful musician who studies and prepares scores in the greatest detail, she is also an inspirational figure on the podium who breaths extraordinary life into all the compositions she touches. She is simultaneously rock solid and lighter than air, and one can tell that the musicians she works with recognize this special talent. Her knowledge of various repertoires is vast, and she is always eager to learn new compositions and approaches. To be able to cultivate objective distance even while one is in the throes of engaged passion is the mark of a great musician and this is certainly true of Augustina Kapoti.
I have also been deeply impressed by the variety of ensembles and musicians she engages with, from amateur groups to the most professional. And in all of these she brings her signature combination of enthusiasm, planning, skill and power. She is a force to be reckoned with and is a conductor with a marvelous future.

Dr Michael Beckerman
Chair of the Department of Music at New York University, New York- USA
Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Music
Collegiate Professor of Music