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Faust Harrison Pianos Features Beth Levin, 4/20

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Virtuoso pianist Beth Levin resumes her spring/summer 2012 tour in New York with a recital featuring Beethoven Sonatas Op. 109-111. The concert is presented by Faust Harrison Pianos and will be held on Friday, April 20 at 7 pm. Admission is free. The show is located at 207 W. 58th Street, New York, NY. Please RSVP by April 19 to: events@faustharrisonpianos.com.

As a concerto soloist, Levin has appeared with The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Boston Civic Symphony, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and numerous other symphony orchestras throughout the Americas, working with noted conductors such as Arthur Fiedler, Tonu Kalam, Milton Katims, Joseph Silverstein and Benjamin Zander.Chamber music festival collaborations have brought her to the Marlboro Festival, Casals Festival, Harvard, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Ankara Music Festival and the Blue Hill Festival, collaborating with such groups such as the Gramercy Trio (founding member), the Audubon Quartet, the Vermeer Quartet and the Trio Borealis with whom she has toured extensively.

Among Levin’s many recordings, her renderings of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, (Centaur Records, 2008) and Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations (Centaur Records, 2011) stand as two of her most crowning achievements. Her interpretation of the Diabelli Variations has been described as “consistently fascinating” (Steve Smith, NY Times) and simply “stunning” (Robert Levine, Stereophile Magazine). Of her Goldberg Variations, it is said that she plays “as if she is in love with the notes....with always the sense that she is exploring Bach’s genius” (Peter Burwasser, Fanfare Magazine). Her performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio, WGBH (Boston), WFMT (Chicago) and WNYC, WNYE and WQXR (New York).

Levin remains committed to the performance of newly written works, collaborating with composers such as Henryk Gorecki, Louis Karchin, Michael Rose among many others. Her closest relationships remains with composers David Del Tredici and Andrew Rudin, both of whom have written works for her. For more information, visit www.bethlevinpiano.com.

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