Guest Lecturer Frank Lévy

Guest Lecturer Frank Lévy

Frank_LevyFrom the Fortepiano to the Fazioli

An exploration of the Classical performance practice tradition in our Century

Anna Poklewski Academy of Music
39660 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539

Friday, March 31, 2017

Presented by Frank Lévy

Bio:  Pianist Frank Lévy has been hailed by audiences and critics alike as an artist of rare poetic insight and communicative powers. A semi-finalist in the Leeds and Clara Haskil international piano competitions, Frank Lévy has an international career as a recitalist performing in Avery Fisher Hall in New York, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Gusman Hall in Miami, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, The Gardner Hall in Salt Lake City, and the Stadthaussaal in Winterthur. He has performed under the batons of Louis Langrée, Mehli Mehta, Paul Dunkel, David Josefowitz, Ya-Hui Wang, Martin Stüder and other conductors.

An active chamber musician, Mr. Lévy has performed at the Marlboro Festival in Vermont, the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York, the Tibor-Varga Festival in Switzerland, the Alex de Vries Festival in Belgium, and the Thonon Festival in France. Frank Levy collaborates with The Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, The Music of the Spheres Society, The Alcan Quartet and Quartet Arthur LeBlanc in Canada.

Mr. Lévy is recording complete piano works of Schubert and Brahms for the Canadian label, Palexa. His recordings and live performances have been broadcast by WQXR in New York City, the BBC in London, the RSR in Switzerland and the CBC in Canada.

Frank Lévy is Professor of Piano at San Jose State University School of Music and Dance in California. Mr. Lévy taught at the Juilliard School Pre-College Division for 13 years (1995-2008) and in the DMA program of the CUNY Graduate Center (2008-2012). He has been Artist/Teacher at the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City, Schlern International Music Festival in Italy, Beijing International Music Festival and Academy, among others. Frank Lévy has given master classes and lectures throughout North America and Europe including Florida International University, University of Utah for Gina Bachauer Foundation, University of Miami, Bishop’s University in Canada, Barry University and at the Geneva and Bern Conservatories. Mr. Lévy has served as an adjudicator on many competitions in the United States and Europe.

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