Cellist Daniel Levitov performs locally and nationally as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. Recognized by the Baltimore Sun for his "warmth of tone and phrasing" and "expressive force," he serves as a regular substitute with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and appears frequently with members of the symphony on the Chamber Music by Candlelight series. He has performed as a soloist in Carnegie Weill Hall, on Strathmore Hall's Music in the Mansion series, and at the Peabody Institute. Levitov has performed as a concerto soloist with the Manhattan Virtuosi, the Mendocino Festival Orchestra, and the Peabody Camerata. He is a cellist with the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, under the direction of Marin Alsop. He recorded the jazz album, "Moment to Moment: Roy Hargrove with Strings," which was released on the Verve label, and is a member of the Monterey Jazz Festival Chamber Orchestra.
Dr. Levitov is adjunct Assistant Professor of Cello at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College. In addition to teaching at the Sunderman Conservatory and performing as part of the Sunderman Trio, he is Coordinator of Preparatory Cello and Chamber Music at the Peabody Institute. He is also the conductor of the Peabody Young Artists Orchestra. Levitov gives masterclasses and workshops across the country, and is on the faculty of the Killington Music Festival. His students have won several competitions, including ASTA and Washington Performing Arts Society, and have gone on to study at the Juilliard School, Indiana University, Manhattan School of Music, and the Peabody Institute.
Dr. Levitov is active as a speaker and writer as well. He lectured at the 2007 and 2008 American String Teacher's Association National Conference, and will lecture again at the 2009 conference. His article, titled "Teaching the Private Lesson and the Rest of the Week," appears in the July 2007 Stringendo magazine. His article, "A Recipe for Musicality" appears in the June/July 2008 issue of Strings Magazine.
A native of Nebraska, Levitov holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the City University of New York. He holds a bachelor's from the Oberlin Conservatory (with a minor in music history) and a master's from the Manhattan School of Music, where he received the Janet Schenk award for distinguished service. He has studied with cellists David Geber, Julia Lichten, Peter Rejto, Carol Work, and Tracy Sands.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
B.M., Oberlin Conservatory of Music
M.M., The Manhattan School of Music
D.M.A., The City University of New York