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April Moriarty and Todd McCabe

April Moriarty and Todd McCabeApril Moriarty, a professional violinist, and Todd McCabe, pianist, and arranger combine their musical efforts to express their testimonies of the Savior. Those who love music know that the most spiritual and inspirational moments come when we experience truthful, passionate, and powerful music—which is the music that April and Todd create together.

Todd McCabe was raised in Southern California and joined the church when he was 14 years old. Even though he took organ lessons as a youth, he preferred playing the piano and singing. Todd began arranging hymns and performing in church meetings. His unique ability to feel music allows him freedom in his performances that would leave most musicians envious. While serving a mission in Peru, Todd shared his musical talents. Todd met his wife, Susie, in high school, and they live in Utah with their 5 children.

April Moriarty and Todd McCabe 2You’re most likely to hear about Todd McCabe when his name is accompanied with April Moriarty. At age 4, April’s mother noticed her daughter’s unique ability to play melodies by ear on the piano. By the time April turned 10 years old, she also began to learn the violin. After her high school graduation, she studied and performed around Europe before later graduating from BYU. Her ability to improvise on the violin led her to perform and record with musicians like Alex Boyé, Itzhak Perlman, and Donny Osmond. She is the mother of three children and two dogs.

For years, Todd and April have partnered in music as a violin/piano duo. April Moriarty and Todd McCabe are incredibly gifted in music individually. As a musical partnership, they have touched many lives with their talent. As successful as they have been, they have remained grounded and relatable. By focusing their talents in a spiritual direction, they bring the Spirit into the lives of those who experience their music. Their individual testimonies of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ emanates as they perform, whether on Todd’s Yamaha baby grand for a few friends or on a professional stage with thousands in the audience. As they blend their varied backgrounds and styles, Todd and April form an instrumental duo that is unmatched.

Together, April and Todd have written over 50 original arrangements for violin and piano, with CDs and sheet music. Most recently, April and Todd collaborated on a series of instrumental CDs for violin and piano, entitled, “My Redeemer Lives,” which includes: Volume 1, Calvary; Volume 2, Galilee; Volume 3, Bethlehem; and Volume 4, Gethsemane: Peace & Hope Amidst Trial.

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