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Meet Augustina Kapoti


Augustina Kapoti is looking forward to working as the Junior Conducting Fellow of the Zemel Choir for the 2019/2020 season. Augustina studied Musicology at the School of Philosophy in the University of Athens. She has been distinguished in two orchestral conducting Masterclasses/Competitions: New York 2014 and Graz 2017. Augustina was accepted to pursue a Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting from both the Boston Conservatory and Bard College-Conservatory of Music in New York receiving a full scholarship. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Orchestral and Choral Conducting where her teachers included Harold Farberman and Dr.James Bagwell. During her studies in New York she also had the opportunity to attend Composition classes with the prestigious composers George Tsontakis and Joan Tower. Two of her compositions were selected to be performed by the ‘’Da Capo Chamber Players’’ and notable reviews followed. While in New York, she met and was invited to follow Maestro Jeffrey Milarsky in his rehearsals and concerts.
Augustina had the honour to pursue her second Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting with Simon Halsey, CBE at the University of Birmingham in the U.K. and before graduating she was appointed Music Director and Conductor of the Northfield Notes Community Choir. In December 2018, Augustina was commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra- Chorus and Simon Halsey to be one of his assistant conductors for the U.K. premiere ‘’Public Domain’’ by David Lang at the Barbican Centre in London. Augustina currently works as a freelance conductor.



Recent Yom Hashoah Concert at JW3

Tickets available now from JW3

Tickets available now from JW3

2004  Royal Festival Hall

2003  Brighton Jewish Festival.

2003 Limmud, Nottingham

2003 Brighton Jewish Festival

2001 “Sunday Worship” for Holocaust Memorial Day - BBC Radio 4

1996 Zimriyah Opening Concert broadcast - Israel National Radio

1993 East European Tour broadcast on BBC World Service

1990 “Expressions of Reconciliation & Hope” broadcast on TV from York Minster

1987 “Home on Sunday” with Yehudi Menuhin - BBC TV

1987 “Music of a People” with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Stanley Black - BBC Radio 2

1986 Kaddish for Terezin (World premiere) broadcast on TV & radio from Canterbury Cathedral

1981 Canadian Radio broadcast

1980 “Come Sunday” - Southern Television

1969 “Let The People Sing” Songs of Praise - BBC TV

1965 International Llangollen Eisteddfod - BBC TV us 1965 Music for the film “Cast a Giant Shadow” starring Kirk Douglas

1965 “Hallelujah” - ABC Television

1962 International Llangollen Eisteddfod Celebration Concert br


2007 15th-17th April,  - Radio Judaica, Brussels, Aula Hall, Strasbourg University, The Great Synagogue, Luxembourg

2001 Prague, Decin, Uhrineves and Budapest

1996 Israel - Zimriyah in Jerusalem

1993 Eastern Europe - Warsaw, Cracow, Vilnius, Minsk

1988 Israel - Arad, Givat Brenner, G’derot, Zimriyah in Jerusalem

1987 North America - White Plains NY, Rochester NY, Toronto, New York, Springfield MA, Pittsfield MA

1984 Europe - Amsterdam, The Hague, Luxembourg, Geneva, Zurich

1981 North America - New York, Montreal, Toronto, Catskills

1977 Israel - Zimriyah in Jerusalem

1967 Israel - Zimriyah in Jerusalem

1961 Israel - Zimriyah in Jerusalem

1958 Israel - Zimriyah in Jerusalem