Ariel Lang is a French- American violinist born in 1991 in Paris. He started at 5 years old in the Conservatory of Levallois where he studied with William Fitzpatrick and Melissa Schneps. He then went on to study in the Conservatory of Paris XIII with Florin Szigeti for 6 years. In 2011, he was admitted in the Bachelor of Music Undergraduate Program of the Royal Academy of Music, in the class of Jack Liebeck. He has participated in masterclasses with Maxim Vengerov, Gyorgy Pauk, Norma Fischer, Albrecht Breuninger and Mateja Marinkovic.
He is a committed chamber musician. As a member of the Quartz quartet for his first two years of study, he was invited to participate in the London Young String Quartet Weekend in Manchester where he had masterclasses with Pavel Fischer of the Skampa Quartet, Jan Talich of the Talich Quartet as well as members of the Escher Quartet. Since October 2012, he has been the violinist of the Omega piano trio with which he has won the Harold Craxton Competition for Piano ensembles. He has also taken part in the prestigious London Masterclasses in the summer of 2013 held in the Royal College of Music. Recent engagements include recitals in the Senate House in London and in the Madeira Concert Hall, Portugal.
Ariel has played in many orchestras based in Paris and in London. He was concertmaster of the Youth Orchestra Maurice Ravel from 2007 to 2011 with whom he played in the Madeleine and the Invalides concert halls. He has been invited to perform as guest soloist with them in 2012 and 2013 to play repertoire including Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen and Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole. Recent and upcoming engagements also include a performance of the Brahms Double Concerto with his brother Raphael Lang and the Sidcup Symphony Orchestra as well as performance in March 2015 of the Beethoven Triple Concerto, also with his brother and the Ensemble 111. During his time as a student at the Royal Academy, he was selected to participate in orchestral workshops with the Britten Sinfonia and the London Sinfonietta. He has also performed as concertmaster and section leader of the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra and Royal Academy Chamber Orchestra under the batons of conductors such as Semyon Bychkov, Edward Gardner, Trevor Pinnock, Marin Alsop, Christian Thielemann amongst others. He has also played with the European Union Youth Orchestra under the direction of Ainars Rubikis for the celebration of Europe Day in May 2015.
He plays on a modern instrument made in 2002 by the widely acclaimed Stefan Peter Greiner.