March 15: Violinist Phillip Levy and Pianist Rina Dokshitsky

March 15: Violinist Phillip Levy and Pianist Rina Dokshitsky

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.

Pianist Rina Dokshitsky began her studies in Israel, performing at age 13 as soloist with the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. She later studied with Russell Sherman at the New England Conservatory, earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees and winning the conservatory’s concerto competition. Her numerous awards include first prize in the International Competition for Young Pianists in Senigallia (Italy), first prize in the 1985 Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artists Competition, the 1987 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the silver medal in the 1989 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Israel, and the Canada Israel Cultural Foundation Award. Dokshitsky participated in chamber music concerts for three seasons at the Spoleto Festivals of South Carolina and Italy and has a busy career as a collaborative artist. Concert tours have taken her to Italy, Spain, Israel, and Central America, as well as across the United States. Since 1995 she has been a collaborative pianist at the Steans Institute for Young Artists at the Ravinia Festival.

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