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Ronan Lefkowitz

Violin Faculty

Ronan Lefkowitz earned a B.M. from Harvard College. His teachers have included Gerald Gelbloom, Max Rostal, Louise Vosgerchian, Joseph Silverstein and Szymon Goldberg. Born in Oxford, England, Lefkowitz joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) as a violinist in 1976. He was concertmaster of the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and the International Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leopold Stokowski. In 1986, Lefkowitz joined Collage, a contemporary music group. That summer, he performed the American premiere of Witold Lutoslawski's Chain 2 for violin and chamber orchestra as part of the Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood. This led to additional performances of the piece, most notably in October of 1990 with the BSO under the composer's direction. 

Lefkowitz’s recent concert engagements have included two performances with Yo—Yo Ma, a benefit at Harvard for Philips Brooks House and a Tanglewood performance of the Ives Piano Trio with pianist Gilbert Kalish. Most recently, Lefkowitz has been involved with the Terezin Chamber Music Foundation, directed by BSO colleague Mark Ludwig. The foundation seeks to find, perform and record music written in the early 1940s by such composers as Gideon Klein, Hans Krasa, Viktor Ullmann and Pavel Haas during their internment at the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Additionally, Lefkowitz has recorded two albums of chamber music written by Arthur Foote and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor for Koch International with fellow artists Harold Wright, Virginia Eskin and the Hawthorne String Quartet, of which he is first violinist.

Lefkowitz is part of the faculty at the Tanglewood Music Center and The Boston Conservatory.

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