Avi Kaplan Net Worth 2019, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement
Avi Kaplan Net Worth – Avi Benjamin Kaplan is an American singer and songwriter. He is best recognized as the former member of the band Pentatonix. Kaplan is also widely popular for his bass voice and has worked as the vocal basis for the Pentatnoix. Kaplan left the group in May 2017.
Avi Kaplan Net Worth 2019
Early Life, Family and Education:
Avi Benjamin Kaplan is a known bass vocalist who was born on April 17, 1989, in a small town called Visalia in California. He was the bass vocalist for the music group called Pentatonix. Avril is a Jew and was born to Shelly (mother) and Micheal Kaplan (father).
He had an elder brother named Joshua, and a sister named Esther, who was once the manager of his group band. He attended school at Mt. San Antonio college located in Walnut, California. The school was popular worldwide because of their strong choral and acapella tradition.
While in school, Avi was a very intelligent, serious and focused student. He attended classical music classes and took it very seriously. He could play the guitar, compose and arrange music for both choral and acapella. In 2008, he joined a male acapella group, Fermata Nowhere.
They were the first male acapella group that became the first community college acapella group to win the ICCA and in the competition, Avi Kaplan was given a special award for “Best Rhythm Section” and was the first bass vocalist to be given such an award.
In his third year in college, he did not relent in his love for music as he joined a Jazz group called Sincopation and they won the Monterey Jazz festival competition. He has also performed at various venues in many countries including New York City’s Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.
Avi Kaplan is still very much single and not married. Presently, it is not disclosed whether he is in a relationship with anyone because Avi is a very private person and does not really like to open up his private life in the media, although it was once rumored that he was in a serious relationship with one of his band members, Kristie Maldonado but the news turned out to be false as Kristie is in a relationship with Jeremy Lewis.
Music Career – Pentatonix
The group, Pentatonix was made up of five members which were Kevin Olusola, Scott Hoying, Kristie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi and himself. The group made a lot of improvements when Avi Kaplan joined them and since his joining the group, they have gone on several tours and have also done some recordings.
He had a great influence on the group to the extent that there was a notable change in their sound and people began to fall very much in love with their music. The group got a $200,000 record deal after they won the Sing-Off in 2011 and in 2015, Pentatonix won their first Grammy awards in the Best Arrangement, Instrumental or Acapella category for their song “Daft Punk” and their self-titled album debuted on the top of the Billboard chart.
After Avi Kaplan had spent some time with the group, he decided to leave the group and in 2017, he announced publicly that he was quitting the group with the reason that the pace at which the group was going was just too fast for him to catch up. He released his first solo album titled “Sage and Stone” on June 9, 2017.
The album was produced under the name Avriel and the Sequoias. Many fans mistook the name to be that of a new music group formed by the talented musician but no, Sequoias are a large group of giant trees which Avi saw in California.
He said it was a source of inspiration to him while he was trying to write his music. He released his first video which is titled “Fields and Pier” through his YouTube channel for fans and followers to watch.
Avi Kaplan, the Visalia, California born singer and songwriter, has a net worth of $8 million, as of 2018. Kaplan earns his wealth primarily from his music sales and tours. In addition to this, Kaplan also runs a YouTube Channel, Avirel & the Sequoias.