Violinist Phillip Levy and pianist Rina Dokshitsky perform Mozart’s Sonata in G Major, K. 301, Paderewski’s Sonata, op. 13, and Prokofiev: 5 Melodies, op. 35.
Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as the top classical performer of 1995, Phillip Levy has received worldwide critical acclaim at festivals including Spoleto, Bayreuth, Edinburgh, Israel, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Ojai, Seattle, and Aspen. He has received many prestigious awards and prizes, including the International Chamber Music Competition (Florence, Italy), Royal Overseas League (England), Myra Hess Trust, Welsh Arts Council, American Israel Cultural Foundation, and Rubin Academy Violin Competition (Israel). He led the London-based Locrian and Amphion String Quartets and served as principal violinist of the Apple Hill Chamber Players. Levy currently leads the Capitol Ensemble, Sundays Live’s artists in residence. His numerous solo performances have been broadcast on Israel television and radio, NPR, and BBC. As a dedicated pedagogue, Levy is in demand as a teacher at festivals throughout the world. For eight years, he held a senior lectureship in violin and chamber music at Stanford University and led the Stanford String Quartet, with which he performed and recorded extensively. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Phillip Levy is faculty at California State University, Long Beach.