Avi Stein Artistic Director, Harpsichord & Organ
Helicon PerformancesSymposium 129-THE VERY FIRST VIENNESE SCHOOL
Symposium 127-CROSSING THE CHANNEL
Symposium 125-CURIOUS INVENTIONS
Helicon at Trinity Wall Street — Concerts at One: Sunken Cathedral
Symposium 120 - Transalpina
Symposium 119 - Nymphs of the Rhine
Symposium 117 - “Sonata, what do you want of me?”
Twelfth Night Festival at Trinity Wall Street
Symposium 115 - Bach’s Collegium
Symposium 114 - “Stile Moderno” the 17th century avant-garde
Handel’s “La resurrezione”
Symposium 112 - The Grand Concerto
Symposium 103 - “Gloria and Furore” Music of the Italian Baroque
25th Anniversary Celebration
Symposium 89 - CURIOSE INVENTIONI
Helicon Artistic Director, Avi Stein
Avi has served as the Artistic Director of the Helicon Foundation since 2013 and is Associate Organist and Choirmaster at Trinity Church Wall Street in Manhattan, where he takes part in a wide range of activities, from liturgical events to the weekly Bach cantata series and the recent Carnegie Hall performance of massive works by Charles Ives and Alberto Ginastera.
He teaches continuo accompaniment and chamber music at the Juilliard School, and taught vocal repertoire at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Avi performed on the 2015 Grammy Award-winning recording by the Boston Early Music Festival of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers and La Couronne de Fleurs. The New York Times described Avi as “a brilliant organ soloist” in his Carnegie Hall debut, and he was recently featured in Early Music America magazine in an article on the new generation of leaders in the field.
Avi has performed throughout the United States, in Europe, Canada, and Central America. He directed the young artists’ program at the Carmel Bach Festival and has conducted a variety of ensembles, including the Opera Français de New York, OperaOmnia, the Amherst Festival opera, and the critically acclaimed annual series, The 4x4 Baroque Music Festival. Avi studied at Indiana University, the Eastman School of Music, the University of Southern California, and was a Fulbright scholar in Toulouse.