Ariel Jacob Lang
Ariel Jacob Lang is a French-American violinist born in Paris, France. He started his education at the age of 5 at the Conservatoire de Levallois, where he studied with William Fitzpatrick and Melissa Schneps, and continued his studies at the Conservatory of Paris XIII with Florin Sziget for six years. In 2011, he was admitted to the B.Mus Undergraduate Program of the Royal Academy of Music, in the class of Jack Liebeck. Ariel is a committed chamber musician and has participated in masterclasses with Maxim Vengerov, Gyorgy Pauk, Norma Fischer, Albrecht Breuninger, Mateja Marinkovic, Pavel Fischer of the Skampa Quartet, Jan Talich of the Talich Quartet, as well as members of the Escher Quartet and he was selected to participate in orchestral workshops with the Britten Sinfonia and the London Sinfonietta. Ariel has played in many orchestras based in Paris and in London and has performed under the batons of conductors such as Semyon Bychkov, Edward Gardner and Marin Alsop amongst others. He was concertmaster of the Youth Orchestra Maurice Ravel from 2007 to 2011 with whom he played in the Madeleine and the Invalides concert halls, and was invited to perform as guest soloist with them in 2012 and 2013 to play repertoire including Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen and Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole . He has been a violist with the Quarz Quartet, and at present is violist in the Cellini Quartet and in the Omega Piano Trio, with which he has won the Harold Craxton Competition for piano ensembles. Recent engagements include recitals in the Senate House in London and in the Madeira Concert Hall, Portugal.