Jill Levy, violin, is concertmaster of the Albany Symphony Orchestra. She has made numerous solo appearances with them including the premiere performance of the Concerto for Irish Fiddle and Violin by Evan Chambers, which she recorded on Albany Records’ label.
Ms. Levy is also the music director of the Saratoga Chamber Players, bringing together musicians from the United States, Canada and Europe to perform in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
In addition to being heard regularly with the Sherman Chamber Ensemble she has been a participant in the Blossom Music Festival and the Sebago-Long Lake Region Festival.
Ms. Levy is a former member of the Pittsburgh Symphony under the direction of Andre Previn; the Pittsburgh Chamber Players; the Orchestre del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, Italy, directed by Zubin Mehta; and the Brooklyn Philharmonic, directed by Lukas Foss.
Ms. Levy is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied violin with Arnold Steinhardt and Jascha Brodsky and chamber music with Felix Galimir and the Guarneri Quartet. She also worked with Franco Gulli at the Academia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy.
As a winner of student competitions, she was soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the ages of 11 and 16. Currently Ms. Levy lives in the Adirondack Mountains of New York with her husband and daughter where she is an active and sought-after teacher.