New York harpist Emily Levin is the new Principal Harpist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Bronze Medal Winner of the 9th USA International Harp Competition.
As a soloist, Emily has performed at Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany, the World Harp Congress in Ireland and the Netherlands, and with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Performances closer to home include the Colorado Symphony, the Louisiana Philharmonic at the 2015 American Harp Society Conference, the Colorado Chamber Players, and Indiana University and the Aspen Music Festival as the harp concerto competition winner. She was a Harp Fellow at both the Aspen Music Festival and the Tanglewood Music Center, and a Guest Artist of the USA International Harp Competition concert series.
A passionate performer of new music, Emily is a core member of the New York-based EnsembleÉchappé, and has with worked numerous composers, including Steven Stucky, John Harbison, David Fulmer, and Sean Shepherd. Emily has recorded works by Charles Wuorinen, Louis Karchin, and David Dzubay, and received a Recognition Award by the Indiana University Composition Department for her collaboration and performance of new music. She has co-curated a concert collaboration between the Juilliard harp and composition departments.
Emily is currently a C.V. Starr doctoral fellow at The Juilliard School, where she studies with Nancy Allen. A Teaching Fellow in both the Ear Training and Educational Outreach departments, Emily finished her Masters at Juilliard in 2015 and graduated with highest distinction in 2013 from Indiana University, where she studied with Susann McDonald. A self-described bookworm, Emily received degrees in both Music and History at IU, where her honors history thesis discussed the impact of war songs on the French Revolution. Her writing will be featured in Juilliard Open Studios in February 2016.
Recent concerts include orchestral performances with the New York Philharmonic and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, solo recitals in the Northeast United States, including Emily’s first DMA recital at Juilliard, and Ensemble Echappé’s second performance of their inaugural season. Collaborations of note include a concert series of premieres with the Juilliard harp and composition studios and a duo recital with guitarist Colin Davin. This summer, Emily will be a faculty member at the Young Artists Harp Seminar.