“Astounding technical proficiency and artistic delicacy”
– Boston Music intelligencer


"Aaron is a unique talent not to be missed"
– Washington Post

Acclaimed international recording and touring guitarist and composer Aaron Larget-Caplan is an exciting and innovative leader in classical music. Noted as a "master guitarist" by Fanfare and for his “astounding technical proficiency and artistic delicacy” by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, Larget-Caplan has performed throughout the USA Europe, Russia, and Taiwan, including El Palacio de Linares in Madrid, Spain, Sheremetev Palace in Russia, and Palazzo del Te & Ducale in Mantova, Italy.

At 16 he made his debut at the Tabor Opera House and has since premiered over 120 solo and chamber compositions, soloed with orchestras, directed concert series, created commissioning endeavors, curated and published three anthologies of scores, arranged over 35 solo and chamber works, and brought classical music into schools and communities. A gifted performer and speaker, he is sought for his deft programming of new and standard repertoire, while connecting with audiences with a Bernstein-esque ease. In 2019 Aaron received a medal from the Société Académique Arts-Sciences-Lettres of Paris, France for his trailblazing work in music, and in 2020 was Musician in Residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity.

Mr. Larget-Caplan has 11 critically acclaimed solo albums and over 6-million streams on Tiger Turn and Stone Records (UK): Spanish Gems (2024), Spanish Candy (2023) God's Time: Music of J.S. Bach on Guitar (2022) honey cadence (2022), Drifting (2021), A Guitar Holiday (2021), Nights Transfigured (2020), John. Cage. Guitar. (2018), The Legend of Hagoromo (2015), New Lullaby (2010), Tracing a wheel on water (2006), and he is featured four others as a soloist and chamber music for record labels Albany, Navona, and the American Composers Alliance. The recordings have received critical acclaim from Audiophile, Fanfare, American Record Guide, Guitar Magazine and many more with such response as “stunningly played” (Fanfare), "eclectic and endlessly rewarding release" (Classical Guitar), “A Significant Recording” (Classical Guitar UK), "Master Guitarist" (Fanfare).

Larget-Caplan is the founder of numerous commissioning and performance endeavors, including the New Lullaby Project, which bridges the chasm of fear audiences towards contemporary music and composers to writing for guitar, for who's afraid of a lullaby?! Since 2007 Aaron has premiered 73 new lullabies by 68 different composers from eleven countries. In January 2021, Mr. Larget-Caplan in partnership with the American Composers Alliance began publishing the award winning multi-volume anthology collection ofscores of the New Lullaby Project: volume 1 'Nights Transfigured' and volume 2 'Hushed' features 16. Three albums have been recorded: New Lullaby, Nights Transfigured, and Drifting.

Mr. Larget-Caplan's first album of his own compositions, honey cadence, was released in April 2022 on Tiger Turn, featuring six meditative solos written in December 2021 and January 2022. A score collection is published by the American Comopsers Alliance. The album has become Aaron's most popular with over 3-million streams to date.

His groundbreaking 3 volume series John Cage Guitar arrangements are exclusively published by Edition Peters and are the first officially sanctioned arrangements of Cage for guitar.and include violin-guitar, guitar solo, and prepared guitar duo. The American Record Guide called his transcription of Cage's 'Bacchanale' for two prepared guitar "marvelous". The Guitar Foundation of America wrote: “I would strongly advocate these [Cage] compositions to be performed by young guitarists before they start working on any other contemporary composers." Edition Peters released Aaron's arrangement of 'Mystic Flute' by Alan Hovhaness in April 2024.

Larget-Caplan also performs his own arrangements of Bach, Scarlatti, Rodrigo, and many Spanish composers. Larget-Caplan recently received exclusive permission from the estate of Reynaldo Hahn and Édition Musicales Alphonse Leduc to perform his own arrangements of Hahn’s “Mélodies” for voice and guitar. Upcoming publications include music of Cage, Hahn, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Pascual Marquina.

Mr. Larget-Caplan is currently collaborating with composer Vineet Shende of Bowdoin College for his multi-movement choir & guitar work Pravasa (migration in Sanskrit) and his 12 Carnatic Preludes, After J.S. Bach, a re-imagining of Bach preludes from the Well-Tempered Clavier as if Bach were from South India (Carnatic music). Each prelude is paired with an Aaron's arrangement of Bach's keyboard prelude.

Larget-Caplan is the founder of the ensemble ¡Con Fuego! (With Fire!), a passionate cross-fertilization of flamenco dance and Spanish classical music featuring acclaimed dancer La Conja and guest cellists.

Larget-Caplan is the diretor and curator of Now Musique, which explores the new and neglected in the recital format. After a sucessful debut in 2019, it has since held over a dozen performances and received multiple grants. From 2010-2014 Aaron directed Greater Boston House Concerts presenting 23 international artists.

Larget-Caplan's published articles include: “Have Guitar, Will Travel – To Russia With Love”, The Triangle of Mu Phi Epsilon, and “Meet the Luthier with Sicilian Builder Franco Marino”, Boston Classical Guitar Society Quarterly. Interviews of Aaron include “Building a career through talent and savvy”, The Triangle, and “On the Trail with Lullaby Hunter, Aaron Larget-Caplan”, Fanfare Magazine where he was noted for his “enthusiasm and virtuosity”. He has given lectures Being an Artist Entrepreneur in the 21st Century, John Cage Guitar, Writing for Guitar, and Creating Commissioning Projects at universities as well as the Guitar Foundation of America, the 21st Century Guitar Conference, New Music Gathering, and for the international music fraternity ΜΦΕ. His John Cage Guitar and Legend of Hagoromo lectures were accepted to the IGRC in 2019 in Hong Kong. Aaron has appeared on numerous radio and television stations across the US including Conducting Conversations, and Classical Guitar Alive, and held online roundtables on Composing for Guitar.

Mr. Larget-Caplan has received awards and grants from the Société Académique Arts–Sciences–Lettres of France, American Composers Forum, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, New England Foundation for the Arts, American Composers Alliance, New England Conservatory, D’Addario Foundation, Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, numerous Local Arts Councils, he was awarded as an I.D. LOTT – Identifying Future Leaders of Today and Tomorrow for his artistic and community work in Dorchester, and he was named an ACME Honoree as a distinguished Artist and Educator by the international music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon. A proponent of live classical music in society and arts in education, he gives enrichment programs and artist residencies alongside formal concerts throughout the country and internationally.

Faculty appointments include the Boston Conservatory at Berklee School of Music and the University of Massachusetts Boston. He gives artist residencies, masterclasses, workshops and lectures across the country, including in Canada, Italy and Russia, for the Guitar Foundation of America, 21st Century Guitar Conference, the International Music Fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon, and the Banff Centre for the Creative Arts. He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory where he studied with David Leisner and Eliot Fisk, his principal teacher was Dmitry Goryachev. Larget-Caplan performs on guitars by the French master luthier Olivier Fanton D’Andon and a historic 1957 Manuel Velazquez. He uses Hannabach strings exclusively. Larget-Caplan lives in Boston where he enjoys espresso with his wife, healer and muse, Catherine.


Dennis Bathory-Kitsz Lullaby for Justin at 21 2022
Gregory Biss Lullaby (after Schumann) 2016
Hayg Boyadjian Mi Tango (ver. 2010)* 2010
  Cancion de cuña 2011
Stephanie Ann Boyd Esperanza* 2018
Lou Bunk Being and Becoming, guitar-sine wave 2007
Canary Burton Whispers* 2011
John Cage Six Melodies* (1944), violin-guitar,
arr. ALC, Edition Peters, 2015
  Piano Music for Guitar* (1933-48), arr. ALC
I. Three Pieces II. A Room III. Chess Pieces IV. Dream V. In A Landscape
Edition Peters, 2017

Bacchanale*, two prepared guitars
Edition Peters, 2022, Revere Award winner

Wonderful Widow of 18 Springs, voice-guitar 2019
Agustín Castilla-Ávila Perseiden* 2019
Sam Cave ...in the soft dark welling... 2023
Jeannette Chehile Duo, shakuhachi-guitar 2015
Carson Cooman Unfolding the gates of dawn * 2009
James Dalton A world of your own* 2013
Gerard Drozd Le belle addormentate* 2011
Jose Elizondo Lullaby 2002
Roger Éon Berceuse* 2019
Nomi Epstein Lulebiye 2008
Lainie Fefferman Carousel, guitar+max/msp 2021
Jonathan Feist No Time* 2009
  Leaky Roof * 2009
Daniel Felsenfeld Only Winter Certainties 2023
Tom Flaherty Steps & Leaps, guitar+max/msp 2021
Alan Fletcher Lullaby in Three Voices* 2011
Anthony R. Green Counting Backwards* 2020
Kurt Erickson Whatever you want me to be 2005
Joshua Hahn Lullaby 2009
Reynaldo Hahn Mélodies, medium voice and guitar 2018
Stanley M. Hoffman Naomi's Lullaby 2017
Alan Hovhaness Mystic Flute, arr. ALC 2019
Curtis Hughes Lullibule 2021
Barbara Jazwinski Dreams, Interrupted... 2020
Lynn Job The Sixth Night * 2009
John Johnstone Blue Lullaby 2015
Patricia Julien After Many Days Without Rain * 2011
Aaron Larget-Caplan moving still*, honey cadence*, sweet nuance*, minding play*, hidden anticipation*, slight nuance*
Published by American Composers Alliance, 2023
  Stuff at Night 2024
David Leisner Disturbed a lullaby * 2007
Stefanie Lubkowski Drifting* 2020
Jacob Mashak Rest, Madrid 2009
  Lulubye* 2011
John McDonald Chamber work 2003 2003
  Rachel * ensemble 2003
  You are alone to sleep * 2009
  Upward * 2011
  Two Hesitant Duets, op. 566 guitar-shakuhachi 2015
Donald McDonnell Sonata for Alto Flute and Guitar * 2020
David McMullin Sleeping Light, Spinning World * 2016
Kota Nakamura Sui-hou * 2010
Koji Nakano Three Lullabies, from 'Spiritual Forrest' 2018
Lior Navok Six for a Dance * 2001
Tom Nazziola Lull-a-by-the-sea 2021
Luis J.R. Obregon Lament for Guitar 2021
Ricardo Odriozola Lullaby for Children of the New World * 2011
Barnaby Oliver The Pillow That You Dream On * 2010
David Patterson Counting Sheep 2010
  Lullaby for Ewe 2012
Ronald Pearl Berceuse Inquiète 2021
Tim Pence The Sleeping Guitar * 2016
Daniel Pinkham Two Wind Dances * 2003
  Green Wall & Little Marble Boy, tenor-guitar 2004
Kincaid Rabb Water Lilies 2020
Štěpán Rak Lullaby 2021
Thomas L. Read The moon through the window shines down * 2010
  Capricci * guitar-string quartet 2012
  Concert Champêtre *, guitar-cello 2014
  Traveller's Frolic, guitar-viola 2020
  Tales From The Virtual World 2022
Antonio Celso Ribeiro Three Vintage Portraits of Exquisite Ladies Expressing Their Frame of Mind, guitar-viola 2019
  Vain Lullaby 2022
Boris Rivchun Dreams of Childhood* 2015
Dean Rosenthal Sewing Piece 2022
Alejandro Rutty Down with Those Guitars 2021
Kathryn Salfelder Whispering into the night 2013
Scott Scharff Lullaby* 2014
Brian Schober A Winter Lullaby 2021
Martin Schreiner Lullaby for Restless Times* 2010
  Two Japanese Idylls * 2014
  Synchronicity in Dakota, + shakuhachi 2014
Eric Schwartz Song softly sung in trying times*, + white noies 2009
Thomas Schuttenhelm Wiegenlied* 2011
Garrett Ian Shatzer Lullaby for D---* 2015
Vineet Shende Pravasa – Travels of the guitar, SATB-guitar 2012/2024
  Reva's Lullaby* 2017
  Carnatic Preludes N's. 1, 8, 12, After J.S. Bach 2017
Jeffrey Shivers Pentagraph, guitar-shakuhachi 2015
Kevin Siegfried Tracing a wheel on water * 2003
  Cradle Song *  
Mark Small Descent to a dream * 2009
Demetrius Spaneas A Child Sings at Thanksgiving* 2011
Laurie Spiegel Watching Rain 2020
  Remembering 2022
Nolan Stolz Lullaby for Sam * 2009
Pasquale Tassone Ninna Nanna 2024
Francine Trester My Darling’s Slumber * 2009
  Dreamcatcher* 2011

Borrowed Blue, viola-guitar 2019

Mineral Spirits: Black Obsidian, Sulfur, + baritone

  Lullaby for Our Time* 2020
Charles Turner White Potatoes* 2013
  Lullaby for Lahore 2024
Ken Ueno Ed è Subito Sera * 2013
David Vayo Berceuse * 2008
Michael Veloso Little Dancer* 2011
Ryan Vigil Home Sweet Home 2003
  Quartet 2003
  Wedding party ensemble 2007
  Shhhh * 2008
  Untitled 2019
Frank E. Warren Canción de Niñez* 2015
Scott Wheeler Nachtlied * 2009
Ian Wiese Seeketh Not Its Own* 2017
  Midnight Train 2022
Milad Yousufi Kabuli Lullaby 2018
  * Commercially Recorded  


With over twenty-five years of private teaching experience at the conservatory, university, and community levels, Aaron Larget-Caplan has established himself as an important instructor who can connect with students of all levels and abilities.

He is one of the few instructors able to teach body awareness, stretches and strengthening of the hands and arms, and mental preparation for whichever stage we choose to perform on. All-ages and levels are welcome.to contact.
A studio recital is held once or twice a year.

Online lessons available.

*Contact Aaron for availability, policies, and pricing: info@alcguitar.com



Since his teenage years on the speech team, Aaron has received awards for his music, creativity, projects, and community work.

Revere Award from the Music Publishers Association of the US, Bacchanale by John Cage arranged for two prepared guitars, published by Edition Peters • Music Notesetting (2nd) READ 2023
Massachusetts Cultural Council – Cultural Sector Recovery Grants for Organizations for Now Musique 2023
Opportunity Grant, Boston Mayor's Office of Arts & Culture - Now Musique 2022
Community Music Residency for the Kirkland Arts Center, Clinton, NY 2022
Revere Awards from the Music Publishers Association of the US, Nights Transfigured Vol. 1 Score Anthology, published by the American Composers Alliance • Guitar Music Notesetting (1st), Book Design (2nd), Cover Design (2nd), READ 2021
Robinson Recital Award 2020
Banff Musician in Residence, Banff, Canada 2020
Provost Recognition, John. Cage. Guitar. University of Massachusetts Boston 2019
Socièté Académique Arts-Sciences-Lettres, Médaille D’Etain, Paris, France 2019
British Airways features John. Cage. Guitar. on all flights 2018
Southbridge Cultural Council Grant 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
American Composers Alliance, New York 2017
Edition Peters, First Official Solo Publication of John Cage for Guitar 2017
ACME Honoree, Professional Music Fraternity MU PHI EPSILON 2016
Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation Betty Lou Scandlin Hubin Scholarship World Music 2016
Southbridge Cultural Council Grant 2016
Edition Peters, First Official Publication of John Cage for Guitar 2015
Educational Bridge Project Scholarship for the America in Russia Festival 2015
American Composers Alliance, New York 2015
Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation Eleanor Hale Wilson Summer Scholarship 2014
Educational Bridge Project Scholarship for the America in Russia Festival 2014
I.D. LOTT, Identifying Future Leaders of Today and Tomorrow, Boston 2014
Educational Bridge Project Scholarship for the America in Russia Festival 2013
Grant-In-Aid, Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation 2013
Faculty Development Grant, Boston Conservatory 2013
3rd place, Denver Classical Guitar Society Debut Competition 2007
LCC Grant Recipient, Natick, MA 2007
Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant for Performance & Arts in Education 2006
Encore Grant, American Composers Forum 2005
Youngest Solo Artist, Young Audiences of Massachusetts 2002-04
D’Addario Guitar Scholarship Award, Chautauqua Institute, NY  
New England Conservatory, Bachelors in Music, Guitar Performance, Diploma 2001
Outstanding Artist in Residence Award, Dorchester, MA 2001
Outstanding Chamber Group, NEC Chamber Music Gala at Jordan Hall, Boston, MA 2001
Mu Phi Epsilon, Beta Chapter President, New England Conservatory 2000
MU PHI EPSILON Chautauqua Summer Music Festival Scholarship 1999
Nancy Plummer Faxon Award, Music Fraternity, MU PHI EPSILON 1999
D’Addario Guitar Scholarship Award, Rome Festival, Italy 1998
3rd in the State of Colorado, Interpretation of Poetry 1996
Speech & Debate Team, Cherry Creek High School, Englewood, CO 1992-96