Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Principal Clarinet of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, and participant in the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Todd Levy has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Mostly Mozart, with the Israel Philharmonic, and at the White House; as chamber musician with members of the Guarneri, Juilliard, Cleveland , Orion, Mendelssohn, Ying, Miro and Miami string quartets; James Levine, Christoph Eschenbach, and Mitsuko Uchida; as Guest Principal Clarinetist with the top American orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, and frequently for Seiji Ozawa and Riccardo Muti in Japan. An avid supporter of new music, he has performed world premiere concerti or chamber works by composers such as Marc Neikrug , John Harbison, Joan Tower, Peter Schickele, Paquito D’Rivera, Morton Subotnick, and performs on the new release of Marc Neikrug’s Through Roses chamber work with violinist Pinchas Zuckerman, actor John Rubenstein, and the composer conducting.
Highlights of 2016 include the release of his latest CD for Avie entitled Rhapsodie. He has recorded the Brahms Clarinet Sonatas and Schumann pieces for Avie, and three educational book/CDs of clarinet competition works entitled the Clarinet Collection for G. Schirmer. In addition, Mr. Levy has recorded and edited the new exclusive editions/CDs of the Bernstein Clarinet Sonata and the Finzi Five Bagatelles for Boosey and Hawkes, and over 20 other orchestral and chamber music CDs on the Deutsche Grammophon, Sony, and Decca labels. He performs on Vandoren reeds, mouthpieces, and ligatures, and Selmer Signature clarinets. He is also on the faculty of UW-Milwaukee, and is an alumnus of the New World Symphony, Marlboro Music Festival, and the Juilliard School.
For a more complete biography, visit toddlevy.org.