Published on March 23rd, 2015 | by TLV News


Bruce Levingston & Friends at Ford Center 3/27

Bruce Levingston is one of the leading figures in contemporary music. Many of the country’s most important composers have written works for him and his Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center world premiere performances of their works have won notable critical acclaim. The New York Times calls him “one of today’s most adventurous musicians” and describes his performances as “graceful,” “dreamy,” and “hauntingly serene”; The New Yorker describes him as “a poetic pianist who has a gift for inventive—and glamorous—programming.” Following a recent performance at The Library of Congress, The Washington Post praised his “wonderfully even touch” and “transparency and timeless reverie, which Levingston projected beautifully.”

Levingston’s recordings have received high critical acclaim. The American Record GuideBruceLevingston wrote, “Levingston is a pianist’s pianist” and praised his “stunning and highly illuminating performances.” Classics Today lauded his CD Portraits for its “transcendent virtuosity and huge arsenal of tone color.” New York City’s WQXR named Levingston’s CD Heart Shadow “Album of the Week” in 2011 while The Cleveland Plain Dealer called his account of Schumann’s Kreisleriana “vivid and richly expressive, a notable reading” and his world premiere recording of works by Bielawa and Wuorinen “a gripping, dynamic performance.” In a glowing review of Levingston’s 2012 Still Sound album, Lucid Culture reported, “Pianist Bruce Levingston’s Still Sound is a gorgeously conceptual album…a knockout …a quietly powerful reminder of why Levingston has become the go-to pianist for many of this era’s most intriguing composers.” The Local Voice Ligature

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