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Lynne Edelson Levine


Lynne Edelson Levine received her B.M. degree from The Curtis Institute of Music in 1978 as a student of Joseph de Pasquale.

During her four years at Curtis, she performed with the Cleveland Chamber Music Seminar, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, and New York String Orchestra.

Her summers were spent playing in the Aspen Festival and Chamber Orchestras, as well as studying privately with Lillian Fuchs and Martha Strongin Katz. She also attended the Tanglewood Music Festival as a recipient of the Fromm Fellowship.

During her senior year at Curtis, she won her current position in the National Symphony Orchestra, which was then under the direction of Mstislav Rostropovich.

In 1981, she and three NSO colleagues formed the Manchester String Quartet. Her nine years with the quartet included master classes with Rostropovich, as well as coaching sessions with the members of the Guarneri Quartet. In addition to performances in New York and the Washington, D.C., area, they also competed in quartet competitions in Banff, Canada and Munich, Germany.

Locally, she has performed with the American Camerata, American Chamber Players, Theatre Chamber Players, and 20th Century Consort.

In addition to performing a viola recital at the National Gallery of Art, Lynne has appeared as soloist with the American Youth Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra (at Wolf Trap), and New York Virtuosi Chamber Symphony.
Lynne Edelson Levine