Pianist Frank Lévy has been hailed by audiences and critics alike as an artist of rare poetic insight and communicative powers. A semi-finalist in the Leeds and Clara Haskil international piano competitions, Frank Lévy has an international career as a recitalist performing in Avery Fisher Hall in New York, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Gusman Hall in Miami, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, The Gardner Hall in Salt Lake City, and the Stadthaussaal in Winterthur. He has performed under the batons of Louis Langrée, Mehli Mehta, Paul Dunkel, David Josefowitz, Ya-Hui Wang, Martin Stüder and other conductors.
An active chamber musician, Mr. Lévy has performed at the Marlboro Festival in Vermont, the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York, the Tibor-Varga Festival in Switzerland, the Alex de Vries Festival in Belgium, and the Thonon Festival in France. Frank Levy collaborates with The Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, The Music of the Spheres Society, The Alcan Quartet and Quartet Arthur LeBlanc in Canada.
Mr. Lévy is recording complete piano works of Schubert and Brahms for the Canadian label, Palexa. His recordings and live performances have been broadcast by WQXR in New York City, the BBC in London, the RSR in Switzerland and the CBC in Canada.
Frank Levy is Professor of Piano at San Jose State University School of Music and Dance in California. Mr. Lévy taught at the Juilliard School Pre-College Division for 13 years (1995-2008) and in the DMA program of the CUNY Graduate Center (2008-2012). He has been Artist/Teacher at the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City, Schlern International Music Festival in Italy, Beijing International Music Festival and Academy, among others. Frank Levy has given master classes and lectures throughout North America and Europe including Florida International University, University of Utah for Gina Bachauer Foundation, University of Miami, Bishop’s University in Canada, Barry University and at the Geneva and Bern Conservatories. Mr. Lévy has served as an adjudicator on many competitions in the United States and Europe.
Frank Lévy, who grew up in Switzerland, entered the Geneva Conservatory at the age of fifteen and earned the bachelor’s and master’s degrees studying with renowned pianist and pedagogue Louis Hiltbrand, and the doctorate in performance studying with Maria Tipo. After winning the Kiefer Hablitzel Prize, Frank Lévy went to study with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, from which he received the prestigious Artist Diploma. He worked with Emanuel Ax in the post-graduate Professional Studies Program at the Juilliard School; where he also studied chamber music with Samuel Sanders and Margo Garrett. Mr. Lévy also studied with Vlado Perlemuter in Paris, Dorothy Taubman in New York, Radu Lupu and Murray Perahia in London.
Frank Lévy lived in New York City for over 20 years. In January 2011, the Lévy family moved to California. The Levy family lives in Sunnyvale, CA and now includes three children.