Biography

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Her playing described as “elegant” in the New York Times, pianist Arielle Levioff has appeared as a soloist and collaborative artist in New York at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, and Alice Tully Hall. She has also performed throughout the Southeastern United States, as well as in London, France, and Italy. Ms. Levioff’s concerto engagements include the Rapides Symphony (Louisiana), the Lower Merion Symphony (Pennsylvania), the Astoria Symphony (Queens, NY), the Christ Church Festival Orchestra in Oyster Bay (NY), and the Seniors Orchestral Society of New York.

 

From 2005 to 2009 she was the artistic director of Goliard Concerts (Queens, NY), an organization dedicated to community outreach and the commissioning of new chamber works by young composers. Ms. Levioff was a finalist in the 2009 Sorel Medallion Competition in Collaborative Piano, and was subsequently invited to join the coaching faculty of the Daniel Ferro Vocal Festival in Tuscany the following summer.

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A dedicated educator, Ms. Levioff has taught master classes at SUNY Stony Brook University and various colleges throughout the Southeastern United States. She has been a teaching artist at the 92nd Street Y School of Music in Manhattan since 2005, and also teaches piano and gives lectures in the Art of Listening to Music series for the 92nd Street Y’s Himan Brown 60-Plus senior program. Ms. Levioff is the music director of the annual Point Counterpoint chamber music workshop for adults on Lake Dunmore in Vermont, and also co-directs Point Counterpoint’s new “Pianos on the Point” workshop with her husband, Michael C. Haigler. She recently joined the faculty of the Winter Harbor Music Festival in Maine. Ms. Levioff holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Phillip Kawin, and completed a Doctorate of Musical Arts at SUNY Stony Brook under the tutelage of Gilbert Kalish.