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Aaron Larget-Caplan

Aaron Larget-Caplan, hailed by the Washington Post as “a riveting artist”, and noted for his “astounding technical proficiency and artistic delicacy” by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, classical guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan is an international recording and touring artist. He has six critically acclaimed solo recording: Tracing a wheel on water (2006), New Lullaby (2010), The Legend of Hagoromo (2015), John. Cage. Guitar. (2018), Nights Transfigured (2020), and Drifting (2021), and he is featured as a soloist and chamber music on four other albums for Albany, Navona, and American Composers Alliance record labels. In 2015 he became a Stone Records artist: the first guitarist and American featured on the British label.

Larget-Caplan has premiered over 80 compositions and utilizes many of his own arrangements of music. His arrangements of John Cage are exclusively published by Edition Peters and are the first officially sanctioned arrangements of Cage for guitar.

Larget-Caplan is the founder of the commissioning and performance endeavor the New Lullaby Project. Since 2007 he has premiered over 65 new lullabies by 60 different composers from 10 countries. Three volumes of recordings are issued by Stone Records. Two volumes of New Lullaby Project scores, Nights Transfigured and Hushed, are published in partnership with the American Composers Alliance

Larget-Caplan is collaborating with composer Vineet Shende for his Carnatic Preludes, After J.S. Bach, a re-imagining of Bach preludes from the Well-Tempered Clavier in a South Indian style, paired with Aaron’s arrangements of the original for guitar.

Larget-Caplan has received awards and grants for his performances, commissions and for bringing music into communities, from the American Composers Forum, Massachusetts Cultural Council, New England Foundation For the Arts, D’Addario Foundation, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and many more. In 2019 Aaron received a medal from the Société Académique Arts-Sciences-Lettres of Paris, France for his trailblazing work in music.

Born in Oklahoma and raised in Colorado, Aaron Larget-Caplan is a graduate of New England Conservatory. His teachers include Dmitry Goryachev and David Leisner. He plays a guitar by French luthier Olivier Fanton D’Andon and plays on Hannabach Strings exclusively. Larget-Caplan lives in Boston with his wife, healer, and music, Catherine.