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Michael Lewin

Piano Faculty | Chamber Music Faculty | Artistic Director, Piano Masters Series

Michael Lewin earned a B.M. and M.M. from The Juilliard School and studied with Leon Fleisher, Irwin Freundlich, Adele Marcus and Yvonne Léfebure. He was top prize winner of the Liszt International CompetitionKapell International Competition and the American Pianists Association Fellowship. He has also received grants from the Rockefeller and Copland Foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Lewin has performed at major venues in more than 30 countries, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Bargemusic, Washington’s Kennedy Center and Library of Congress, Boston’s Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall, Wilmington’s Grand Opera House, London’s Wigmore Hall, Moscow’s Great Hall, Taipei’s National Concert Hall, Hong Kong’s City Hall Theatre, Holland’s Muziekcentrum, Athens Megaron, Spoleto Festival and PBS Television. He has been a featured soloist with the Bucharest and Netherlands Philharmonics, the Orquesta de Guadalajara, Beijing National Radio Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Cairo Symphony, Thessaloniki State Symphony of Greece, Youth Orchestra of the Americas, the Boston Pops and the Symphonies of Phoenix, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Puerto Rico, West Virginia, Colorado, North Carolina and Nevada. Lewin has a dozen solo recordings on the Naxos, Centaur and Dorian Sono Luminus labels, including Michael Lewin plays Liszt, the complete piano music of Charles Griffes, Bamboula—piano music of  Gottschalk, 20 Scarlatti Sonatas, A Russian Piano Recital, and If I Were a Bird: A Piano Aviary. He is also an active chamber musician and festival guest artist, and recorded the four Bolcom Violin Sonatas with Irina Muresanu. His students have won numerous international competitions, and he is a frequent competition adjudicator and master class instructor.

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