Gary Capozziello

Assistant Concertmaster
Sponsored by Kristen Phillips and Matthew Schreck

Award-winning violinist Gary Capozziello enjoys a varied musical life as both highly versatile performer and educator. Applauded for his “inspired ferocity” (Millbrook Independent), Gary has been recognized in the media by WTH, The Hartford Courant, and the American League of Orchestras ( He was featured in Hartford Magazine’s 2018 issue “Inspired: A Renaissance of Young Artists.” His recent concerto appearances have included concerts with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the New Haven Civic, American Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Symphony, Connecticut Valley Chamber Orchestra and the Torrington Symphony. Highly active as solo, chamber and orchestral performer, and is currently Assistant Concertmaster of the Hartford Symphony. Dr. Capozziello created an online recital series “Help Me Create a Covid Relief Fund” to raise grant funds for struggling musicians during the height of the pandemic, receiving a Musician Service Award granted by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. He has also received first prize in the Paranov Competition, and was honored with the Jerry Malafronte Award for Musical Excellence and the Peter/Wright Music Memorial Prize. In addition to his accomplishments as a performer, Gary is deeply passionate about sharing his expertise in the Alexander Technique and Mindfulness practices, empowering students and fellow musicians to tap into their deepest potential and cultivate a harmonious connection between body and instrument. Formerly faculty at Quinnipiac University, Gary teaches at the Promisek Bach workshops and the Hotchkiss School.