Kaplan stated that he had been struggling with the decision for a while, and thanked fans… Bis September 2017 zählte zudem Avriel Kaplan (Bass) zu den Mitgliedern. In an emotional video released Friday, Avi Kaplan announced his departure from a cappella group Pentatonix. Born in California, Avi Kaplan has a Jewish bloodline which he confessed made him a target of bullies in his school days but he found solace in music and nature. Turns out I wasn't too far off. They’ve been in a group for 6 years together, so I’m sure they’re close friends. Gegründet wurde die Band in Arlington im US-Bundesstaat Texas. Bandgeschichte. In Avi's Facebook post in which he shared his reasons for leaving the band….. His statement was: "… This morning, I announced that I will be taking a step back from PTX. It's funny. He is known for his deep bass voice, and often acted as the vocal bass of Pentatonix. Avi Kaplan Joined Pentatonix In 2011. If anyone's leaving, it would likely be if Kirstin had a baby, or Mitch/Scott going on a solo career, or Avi wanting to spend more time with his family. I know that around 2014 fans were shipping them together (calling the shipping Kavi) and they were going a bit overboard with it (not exactly sure what they did. Pentatonix ist eine US-amerikanische A-cappella-Gruppe, bestehend aus Mitchell Grassi (Countertenor), Scott Hoying , Kirstin Maldonado (Mezzosopran), Kevin Olusola und Matt Sallee . He had his varsity education at Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, in Los Angeles, where he graduated from sometime in 2011. Avriel Benjamin "Avi" Kaplan (born April 17, 1989) is an American singer and songwriter, best known as a past member of the a cappella group Pentatonix. Last week when Billboard speculated that Kirstin was leaving Pentatonix for a solo career, my first thought was no way it would be for a solo career. In May 2017, Kaplan announced that he was leaving Pentatonix following their upcoming tour.