Isabel Kaspriskie '19, Horn

Emerson Winds Fellow Student Recital

April 26, 2019 - 5:00pm
Free & Open to the Public


Camille Saint-Saëns, Romance, Op. 36

Eugène Bozza, En Forêt, Op. 40

Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata for Horn and Piano, Op. 17

  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Poco Adagio, quasi Andante
  3. Rondo. Allegro moderato

Bernhard Krol, Laudatio for Solo Horn

Paul Hindemith, Horn Sonata

  1. Mäßig bewegt
  2. Ruhig bewegt
  3. Lebhaft

About the Performer

From growing up in the suburbs of New York City with a family passionate about music, Isabel Kaspriskie was steeped in the world of classical music starting at an early age. When she was introduced allure of horn playing, she never looked back.


Isabel began studying horn with Amy Larkey-Emelianoff at age 11 and quickly began winning auditions for youth orchestras and honor bands across the state. Over the course of middle school and high school, she played with the New Jersey Youth Orchestra, the New Jersey All-State Orchestra, the New Jersey All-State Wind Ensemble, the North Jersey Region Orchestra, the North Jersey Region Wind Ensemble, and the North Jersey Area Wind Ensemble. With these groups, Isabel performed at Carnegie Hall, the Musikverein, and the MuTh. As a member of the New Jersey Youth Symphony, she earned a scholarship to play in a woodwind quintet coached by Bӓrli Nugent, director of chamber music at Juilliard.


As a part of the Emerson Program, Isabel studies under Eli Epstein, former second horn of the Cleveland Orchestra and faculty member at both New England Conservatory and Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Isabel has also performed at Boston Symphony Hall as a member of the MIT Symphony Orchestra. She continues to play in chamber music under coaching of Ken Amis and Jean Rife as a part of the MIT Chamber Music Society.


At MIT, Isabel is a senior double majoring in chemical engineering and music. In her spare time, she devours books, writes code, and knits in her rocking chair.