Arthur Levering Resume

      Composer ARTHUR LEVERING has received many awards for his work including the Rome Prize, the Heckscher Foundation Composition Prize, the Lee Ettelson Composer's Award, commissions from the Fromm Foundation and the Barlow Endowment, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. He has been commissioned by various ensembles including the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Boston Musica Viva, the New Juilliard Ensemble, the Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble, Sequitur, Musica d'Oggi (Italy), and the Rascher Saxophone Quartet (Germany). His music has also been performed by such prominent groups as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the League of Composers/ISCM, Voices of Change, NewEar, and Lontano, among others, and it has been featured at concerts and festivals in Britain, France, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland. Compact disks of his work include School of Velocity, (CRI) ("the best debut album by an American composer I've heard this year"—Robert Carl, Fanfare, July/August, 1999), Still Raining, Still Dreaming (New World), and Parallel Universe (New World). A work for viola and piano, Tesserae, is included in Americans in Rome, Music by Fellows of the American Academy in Rome, on the Bridge label.

Highlights of past performances include the New York premiere of Catena (pno. and chamber orch.) by the New Juilliard Ensemble on November 21, 2000, at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presented Cloches II (eight players) on February 15, 2001, on the Double Exposure Series at Lincoln Center. The 21st Century Consort performed Clarion/Shadowing on March 13, 2004, at the Hirschhorn Museum in Washington, DC. The revised version of Still Raining, Still Dreaming (six players) was premiered by the Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble in Boston on September 18, 2005. Tesserae II (alto sax., pno.) was premiered on April 12, 2007 in Zurich, Switzerland by Harry White and Edward Rushton. Sequitur premiered Furies (eleven players) on January 30, 2008 at Merkin Hall in New York; and Il Mare Dentro (orchestra) was premiered by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project at the Ditson Festival of Contemporary Music in Boston on September 21, 2008.

Updated:  May 29, 2014

Back to Profile