Adam Levin has performed worldwide and been praised for his “visceral and imaginative performances” by the Washington Post. Levin has performed extensively across the United States at renowned venues such as Chicago’s Pick Staiger, Nichols, and Mayne Stage concert halls as well as at the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago; Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, and Jordan Hall; Spivey Hall in Atlanta; repeat appearances at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City; and Kennedy Center and National Gallery in Washington, DC. In Europe, Levin has performed in some of the finest venues across Spain, and in Italy, Germany, Finland, and Switzerland. Adam Levin’s live performances have been featured nationally numerous times on NPR’s Performance Today, the nationally syndicated Classical Guitar Alive, and studio performances on top radio stations including WFMT Chicago and WCRB Boston.
The recipient of numerous top prizes, Adam Levin has been recognized by Associación Cultural Trujamán, the Society of American Musicians, Incontri chitarristici di Gargnano, the Lake Forest Concerto Competition, Minnesota’s Schubert Competition, Boston GuitarFest, and Certamen Internacional Luys Milan de Guitarra in Valencia. In 2008, Levin was honored as a Fulbright Scholar in the field of music performance, researching contemporary Spanish guitar repertoire in Madrid, Spain. He was awarded the Program for Cultural Cooperation Fellowship, promoting cultural understanding between Spain and the United States and the Kate Neal Kinley Fellowship, for research and performance of contemporary Spanish music in Madrid. Levin has commissioned over 30 solo guitar works from four generations of Spanish composers and has completed three out of four planned albums for Naxos to document all of these works. Levin’s nine albums to date have all received rave reviews from international guitar and classical music publications, including Classical Guitar Magazine, American Record Guide, and BBC Music Magazine, among others.
His commitment to chamber music is showcased in his 13 year musical partnership with violinist, William Knuth as Duo Sonidos (www.duosonidos.com), his guitar trio with guitarists Scott Borg and Matthew Rohde as The Great Necks (www.thegreatnecks.com), and his new newly formed duo with Israeli mandolinist, Jacob Reuven, as Duo Mantar (www.jacobreuven.com).
A native of Chicago’s North Shore, Levin holds BM and BA degrees from Northwestern University in Music Performance, Psychology, and Pre-Med. Under the tutelage of Eliot Fisk, Levin completed a MM at New England Conservatory in Boston. Levin is a director of the annual Boston Young Guitarists Workshop, co-founder of the not-for-profit organization, Kithara Project, and is a professor of guitar at the University of Rhode Island and the University of Massachusetts-Boston. He is also the artistic director of the University of Rhode Island Guitar Festival (www.uriguitarfestival.org). Adam Levin is a D’Addario Artist and performs on a guitar by luthier Stephan Connor.
- M.M. in Guitar Performance, New England Conservatory
- B.M. in Music Performance, Northwestern University