Ariel hits a high note with grant

VIRTUOSO: Ariel Horowitz is congratulated by philanthropist Robert Sherman


THE awards keep rolling in for rising violin star Ariel Horowitz.

Earlier this month, the 21-year-old was announced as the recipient of a £4,000 career grant from Charlotte White’s Salon de Virtuosi.

And this week, she returned to the famed Juilliard School in New York — from where she graduated — to receive the 2017 McGraw Hill/Robert Sherman Award for Music Education and Community Outreach.

Ariel — who now studies violin at Yale University’s School of Music — will receive a £7,500 grant as part of her prize./n/n

The award is given to a Juilliard student or alumnus each year who demonstrates exceptional citizenship and community engagement efforts as well as artistic merit.

Earlier this year, Ariel — who studied under Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho at The Juilliard School — performed at Auschwitz with double bassist Sebastian Zinca.

Watched by Holocaust survivor Eva Kor, they performed their own composition Seed for Peace.

“I am very grateful to all who have believed in me,” Ariel said.

The Harry Potter fan is also community minded.

Ariel is the founder of The Heartbeat Project, a student-run project that combines music and math education and cultural exchange for elementary school students on the Navajo Reservation.

In March, she performed at Juilliard in a collaboration concert with special needs music students from Daniel’s Music Foundation.

Watch Ariel and Sebastian perform at Auschwitz at and visit

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