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Beth Levin pianist

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Beethoven Op. 110 sonata

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37 - Beth Levin piano - 2017

Chopin Preludes

From the recent Parma CD

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"Ode to Music" by the wonderful David Del Tredici from my CD, Bright Circle, is in consideration for a Grammy this year. Great good luck to all those being considered.

Bright Circle, Beth Levin piano
Bright Circle - Release date March 17, 2017

Bright Circle
Schubert  |  Brahms  |  Del Tredici
Beth Levin Piano

To read an overview, discover the highlights and listen to extracts then visit the Navona Records page devoted to this wonderful new recording by Beth Levin.

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Reviews of Bright Circle
Anthony Kershaw reviews Bright Circle on Audiophile, June 8, 2018

SonogramaMGZN says Beth Levin's Bright Circle has "intense beauty that
exudes sensitivity in every pore of music.
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To read a review at Voix des Arts visit :


Reviews by Richardy Brody in the New Yorker can be found here and here
Interview with Beth Levin on Sounds of America
La Foliia interview with Beth can be found here

Personae ~ Beth Levin Piano reviewed here at
Personae ~ Beth Levin Piano reviewed here at
James Forrest reviews Beth in Fanfare here (pdf)
Concert review on

Navona Record's catalog page of Beth can be seen here
YouTube video of Beth playing Chopin, Eliasson and Schumann can be found here

Beth Levin

Brooklyn-based pianist Beth Levin is celebrated as a bold interpreter of challenging works, from the Romantic canon to leading modernist composers. The New York Times praised her “fire and originality,” while The New Yorker called her playing “revelatory.” Fanfare described Levin’s artistry as “fierce in its power,” with “a huge range of colors.”

Debuting as a child prodigy with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age twelve, Levin was subsequently taught and guided by legendary pianists such as Rudolf Serkin, Leonard Shure and Dorothy Taubman, Another of her teachers, Paul Badura-Skoda, praised Levin as “a pianist of rare qualities and the highest professional caliber.” Her deep well of experience allows an intuitive connection to the great pianistic traditions, to Bach, to Mozart, to Beethoven.

Critics hail the immediacy of her performances. “Levin plays with a rare percussive audacity, making notes and phrases that usually rush by in the background stand out in high relief,” writes Richard Brody in The New York Times. “Her choice of adventure over suaveness,” stated David Patrick Stearns of the Philadelphia Inquirer, “created a sense of barely controlled improvisation.”

Levin has appeared as a concerto soloist with numerous symphony orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Boston Civic Symphony and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. She has also worked with noted conductors such as Arthur Fiedler, Tonu Kalam, Milton Katims, Joseph Silverstein and Benjamin Zander.

Chamber music festival collaborations have brought Levin 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 which she has toured extensively. Her solo performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio, WGBH (Boston), WFMT (Chicago) and WNYC, WNYE and WQXR (New York).

Among Levin’s recent albums include Bright Circle: Schubert, Brahms, Del Tredici, on Navona Records; Personae: Chopin, Eliasson, Schumann, released on the Parma label, and Inward Voice: Schumann, Eliasson, Schubert, from Aldila. Wrote Henry Fogel in Fanfare, reviewing Bright Circle: “Levin’s performance is a blend of power and grace, wit and warmth, grandeur and intimacy. It is worthy of standing alongside that of her teacher [Rudolf Serkin].” Tiara Ataii in Music and Vision, reviewing Personae: “Levin’s performance is near perfection, maintaining intensity in each note and crystalline tone in every register.”

 Two live performance recordings have been extremely well praised: Bach’s Goldberg 
Variations and Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations , both released by Centaur Records. Steve Smith of The New York Times described her interpretation of Diabelli “consistently fascinating,” while Robert Levine of Stereophile Magazine termed it “stunning.” Of Levin’s Goldberg Variations, Peter Burwasser of Fanfare Magazine stated that “she is in love with the notes....with always the sense that she is exploring Bach’s genius.”

For all her devotion to the Romantic canon, Levin remains committed to the performance of the music of our time, interpreting composers such as Henryk Gorecki, Scott Wheeler, Mohammed Farouz and Michael Rose, among many others. Her closest collaborators have been the composers David Del Tredici and Andrew Rudin, both of whom have written works for her.

Concerts 2019

January 26, 2018, 2.30-4.30pm
Beth Levin, Solo Piano Recital
Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center Library

Program includes: Suite for keyboard No. 4 in D minor, HWV 437, Handel
Memories of that First Summer, Wang Jie
Sonata Op. 109, BeethovenConcerts 2018
Free concert - seating available from 1.30pm on the day

Concerts 2018

Here and Now Winter Festival
Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn, NY

January 5 • Friday, 8 pm
January 6 • Saturday, 8 pm 
January 7 • Sunday, 4 pm 
$40 ($35 senior, $20 student)

Saturday, 31 March, 2018 2:00 pm
The New England Conservatory
290 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Beth Levin, piano
Suite in D minor of G.F. Handel
Sonata Op. 106, the "Hammerklavier" by Ludwig van Beethoven

Sunday, 6 May, 3pm
Christ & St. Stephen's Church
120 West 69th Street, New York
Works of Brahms, Pierne, David Post and others

Sam Magill, cello
Beth Levin, piano

Thursday, 13 July, 8pm
Beethoven's Hammerklavier Sonata and Handel's Suite in D Minor
Recital at Bargemusic
Fulton Ferry Landing,
Brooklyn, NY

November 4, 2018, 3-5pm EST
Beth Levin in Concert
First Presbyterian Church of Stamford,1101 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT 06905
Program includes Handel: Suite No. 4 in D Minor, HWV 437
Beethoven: Sonata No. 29 in B-Flat Major, Op. 106 - "Hammerklavier"
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Sunday, 2 December, 3pm
Concerts on The Slope
St. John's Episcopal Church
139 St. John's Place, Brooklyn, New York,  11217
Program includes works by Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, and Brahms

Eugene Drucker, violin
Roberta Cooper, cello
Beth Levin, piano

Concerts 2017

Saturday January 28, 2017, 7.00pm
The 20th Schubertiade
Vista Lirica perform music by and inspired by Franz Schubert
Renee Weiler Concert Hall, Greenwich House, 46 Barrow Street, NYC
Reception to follow concert.

March 5, 2017, 6.00pm
Beth Levin in Germany - "Winter Turns to Spring"
Eliasson: Carosello (version for strings)
Hosted by The Anders Eliasson Society

Beth Levin, wonderful Aldilà & Navona artist, will be the soloist in Beethoven’s Third Concerto Op. 37, in the string orchestra arrangement by Vinzenz Lachner, in a subscription concert of the Deutsche Kammerakademie in Neuss (near Düsseldorf) on 5 March. Full programme (PDF in German) available here

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May 26, 2017, 8.00pm
Vista Lirica perform Bruch: Stucke for clarinet, viola and piano
Khachaturain Trio for clarinet, viola and piano
Brahms: Quintet for piano and string quartet
Renee Weiler Concert Hall, Greenwich House, 46 Barrow Street, NYC

Beth Levin, piano
Eric Grossman & Benjamin Abel, violin
Frank Foerster, viola: Clara Abel, cello:
Neil Rynston, Clarinet

Tickets: General admission $20 Others $10 (or suggested donation)
For reserve or advance tickets call Greenwich House (212) 242-4770 or purchase on the door

Thursday November 9, 2017, 7.30pm
Vista Lirica perform Schubert, Zemlinsky, Rynston, Marin and Brahms
Renee Weiler Concert Hall, Greenwich House, 46 Barrow Street, NYC

Beth Levin, piano
Eric Grossman, violin
Clara Abel, cello:
Neil Rynston, Clarinet

Tickets: General admission $20 Others $10 (or suggested donation)
For reserve or advance tickets call Greenwich House (212) 242-4770 or purchase on the door

Concerts 2016

April 21, 2016, 8:00pm
Violin/piano recital
Works of Schubert, Beethoven and Grieg
The Icelandic Embassy, D.C.
Kalorama Road, 2443

June 1, 2016, 2:00 pm
Joint piano presentation of all the Debussy Preludes
The Sheen Center, NYC

Sunday, August 7, 2016, 8:00 pm
Schubert A major sonata, D959
Ode to Music by David del Tredici
Brahms/Handel Variations
Recital at Bargemusic
Fulton Ferry Landing,
Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, October 13 7.30pm
Inward Voices: Beth Levin plays Schubert, Brahms, Drozdoff
The National Opera Center
330 7th AVe, Fl 7th, New York 10001
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Concerts 2015

May 2, 2015, 3:00pm
Piano Prep Seminar of A Ramon Rivera
works of Schumann, Chopin and Eliasson
New England Conservatory of Music
The Keller Room
290 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115-5018
Free admission

May 24, 2015
Music of Scott Brickman

with the group "Eight Strings and a Whistle".
Recording of Scott Brickman's music for Parma Recordings.
121 Ludlow, Second Floor
New York, New York 10002

June 13, 2015
Vista Lirica Ensemble Concert - works of Debussy, Brahms, Rhudyar, Berg, etc
Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center Library

July 24, 2015
Recital at Bargemusic
Fulton Ferry Landing,
Brooklyn, NY

Praise for Beth Levin:

Beth reviewed in The New Yorker April 23, 2012

“Ms. Levin kept the ear engaged with boldly inflected readings and an impressive ability to convey emotion without exhibition. Her technique was solid, and better still, her organic approach made it feel like an afterthought.” 
Jeremy Eichler, The New York Times

“Over the years, Levin has transformed herself. The flame within still burns with undimmed intensity, but now there is warmth as well as blinding light.”
Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe

"A pianist with a bold interpretive personality and a powerful technique. She brought fire and originality to her program."
Allan Kozinn, The New York Times

"Her playing of Schumann's Carnival was at times dazzling in its virtuosity, at other times warmly moving in its sensitivity. Her performance was thoroughly persuasive."
Allen B. Skei, The Fresno Bee

"A pianist of rare qualities and the highest professional caliber. I was deeply impressed and moved by her performance at the last Marlboro Festival."
Paul Badura-Skoda

"Beth Levin was the highlight- and a bright light she was- of the opening concert of a new Portland series Sunday afternoon in Portland Art Museum."
Oregon Journal

"Miss Levin, who has well-drilled fingers and temperament to spare, romped through the nonstop virtuoso writing. But it was not all her show, and she subdued herself to let the other instruments have their say when the score indicated which, in all truth, is not too often. It was a bracing performance."
Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times

"Her performance of the Hummel Septet with a touring ensemble for Marlboro lingers in the memory as one of the supreme examples of pianistic energy and equilibrium in this reviewer's experience."
Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe

"These were performances Rudolf Serkin would have relished for their density and solidity of musical substance, and envied for their purely pianistic panache."
Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe

"Beth Levin’s performance is very much in the “I’ll play it my way” mode, but without a speck of disrespect to the composer. Quite the opposite; she plays as if in love with the notes. Tempos are deliberate, sometimes to the extreme. Repeats are taken at will. Voicing is unexpected. And yet there is always the sense that she is exploring Bach’s genius, as opposed to fashioning a vehicle for her own personality."
Peter Burwasser
Fanfare Magazine: Bach Goldberg Variations, Beth Levin, piano

Philadelphia's native daughter - Beth Levin, an exceptionally talented concert pianist
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Beethoven's Variations and Endless Imagination"

The New York Times

"Pianist Beth Levin likes the contrasts and is not afraid to underline
them, as well she should, and she is very brave in her choice of
tempos. To this end, note Var.24, a slow fughetta that she takes more
slowly than any other recorded pianist, and keeps it intact, graceful,
and clear throughout. Var.32,Fuga, is played slowly as well, with
leaden hands and ferocious accents-her reading of this double fugue
has the gravity of the high Baroque. By contrast, Levin ends this
variation with an elegant if quick take on the Minuet, her dynamics
varied and her attitude courtly, just as Mozart and Haydn would have
recognized...I remember Var.11, an adorable Allegretto, which Levin
plays as if winking at us from behind her fan...In general, the less
gregarious the variation, the better I like Levin's reading; despite
the fact that her playing is never self-effacing or shy...But when
she's good, which is very often, she's stunning."
Robert Levine, Sterophile Magazine

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