“Augustina is actively involved in teaching conducting herself and in 2021 she was invited by the International Portoheli Festival to found the Orchestral Conducting Masterclass and teach undergraduates from the Tampa University USA as well as students from around the world.

She is honoured to have received a special invitation by Dr Michael Beckerman, Chairman of the Music department at New York University to give presentations on Conducting and Performance Practice to graduates at New York University in Manhattan USA.

More recently, she has been invited by Marin Alsop, Sian Edwards and Jukka-Pekka Saraste to be part of conducting masterclasses organised variously by the Southbank Centre, Royal Philharmonic Society and the University of St Andrews, Scotland.”

Sian Edwards
Head of Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music

“Augustina has been an inspiration. Ms Kapoti 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.”

Jeffrey Milarsky
Conducting Faculty, The Juilliard School, Music Director AXIOM
Senior Lecturer in Music, Columbia University, Music Director
Columbia University Orchestra

Compositional Debut, mentored by George Tsontakis:

“Tango for few’’ by Augustina Kapoti was distinctly a non danceable tango full of japes and jokes, especially in pizzicato, that was as charming as it was strikingly original.”

The Millbrook Independent, New York USA
by Kevin T. McEneaney

“Augustina returned with a short Violin and Harp piece based upon a poem ‘’The age of blue memory’’ by the Nobel Laureate Odysseus Elytis. Here images of the sea, horizon, and shells swirled amid strings. Thus was an accomplished parlor room piece that could be played anywhere to acclaim.”

The Millbrook Independent, New York USA
by Kevin T. McEneaney

“I have come to the conclusion that Ms. Kapoti is an extraordinary talent with a distinctive and impressive approach. She is that rare talent who combines action and reflection in perfect balance. She is simultaneously rock solid and lighter than air, and one can tell that the musicians she works with recognize this special talent. 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 New York USA
Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Music
Collegiate Professor of Music

"Right from our first meeting, I was impressed by her musical intelligence, strong instincts and her detailed approach to score preparation. Augustina is a very expressive and extremely musical conductor. She possesses an innate sense of phrasing combined with a very fluid and clear technique. She has a warm and sincere character which comes across strongly in her conducting. Also, she is very confident on the podium and this, combined with her thorough preparation creates an authoritative yet musically sensitive finish to her performances"

Paul Murphy
Principal Conductor, The Birmingham Royal Ballet UK

"Ms Kapoti has assisted me on a number of occasions, including my choirs in Barcelona, in Berlin, Birmingham and London. Augustina is very diligent, always extremely well prepared, full of musical questions, and always seeking the best answers. Her stick technique is assured, as is her rehearsal organisation and technique. She is very well organised and ambitious for her groups."

Simon Halsey
Chorus Director, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Choral
Director, London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Conductor Laureate,
Rundfunkchor Berlin
Creative Director for Choral Music, WDR Rundfunkchor Director, BBC
Proms Youth Choir Artistic Director, Orfeó Català Choirs
Artistic Adviser, Palau de la Música, Barcelona
Professor and Director of Choral Activities, University of Birmingham