Louis Levitt

Louis Levitt

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Double Bass

Hometown: Sarasota, FL

Degrees/Colleges: Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music

Award / Musical Accomplishment you are most proud of: In 2011 I became the first double bassist to win the Concert Artist Guild Competition in New York City with the acclaimed string quintet Sybarite5 

Hobbies / interests: Spending time with my new son! Ian Maxim Levitt born 1/1/12

Personal Fact / Something you would like people to know about you: I'm a sucker for artisanal whole grain mustard, spicy pickles, roadside bbq, & single malt scotch.

My dream is to: Raise a family and support them with my career.

As the double bassist of Sybarite5, Louis Levitt recently became the first double bassist to win the Concert Artist Guild Competition. Since then, he has performed with Sybarite5 in hundreds of concerts across the nation recently including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Library of Congress, and the Aspen Music Festival. Internationally, he has appeared at the New Docta International Music Festival in Argentina, Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival in Newfoundland Canada, Osaka Festa, in Japan, and at the Forum in St. Thomas Virgin Islands. His debut EP with Sybarite5 cracked the top ten on the Billboard charts, and their follow up LP Everything In Its Right Place was released at Carnegie Hall

In addition to performing with Sybarite5, Louis Levitt is currently an Artistic Director of Forward Festival, the world’s first portable chamber music festival. He is also in demand as a soloist and lecturer. He is on the faculty of the Rochester Double Bass retreat, and has spoken on the art of engagement at the APAP arts conference and the Curtis Institute, New England Conservatory & Mannes School.

As a soloist, he has performed Frank Proto's Carmen Fantasy with orchestra, Jean Francaix’s Mozart New Look, and the solo bass music of David Anderson & François Rabbath. He also is an inaugural participant of the WABASS Institute. He has also received fellowships to the Aspen Music Festival where he studied with Paul Ellison, Albert Laszlo, Eugene Levinson, Bruce Bransby, and Stuart Sankey. Mr. Levitt received his degrees from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he studied with Albert Laszlo. Most recently has studied with internationally renowned pedagogue François Rabbath in Paris.

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 There's no doubt, audiences are thrilled by the Sarasota Orchestra's new music director, Anu Tali. She's brought an intense energy from the orchestra in previous performances and we found this yet again in a downright thrill ride of an encounter...  

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 Literally gripping the arms of my seat, I was not the only one propelled on this rollercoaster of delightful music.  

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 Every section and soloist within the orchestra played their role with strength and beauty; every tree proud and tall. Tali served as an excellent guide leading the forces with assured confidence. The overall sound was lush and, yes, intense just where it needed to be.  

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 A lifetime of musical moments, cinematic in scope, gave every section of the orchestra a leading role at one time or another. Chief among them was the virtuosic solo of concertmaster Daniel Jordan.  

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 It was a thrill ride resulting in an explosion of audience enthusiasm.  

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 Tali conveyed a clear vision for the dramatic outline of this symphony, carefully pacing the darker, searching character of the music with pastoral conversations among voices in the orchestra.  

Written byThe Observer

 If you haven’t seen Tali yet, this will be a great introduction to the skyrocketing conductor who’s quickly becoming a household name around the world. You’ll see why we feel we’re lucky to have her here.  

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