Robert Levin director & piano

Pianist and conductor Robert Levin has been heard throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia. His solo engagements include the orchestras of Atlanta, Berlin, Birmingham, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Los Angeles, Montreal, Utah and Vienna on the Steinway with such conductors as Semyon Bychkov, James Conlon, Bernard Haitink, Sir Neville Marriner, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Simon Rattle and Esa-Pekka Salonen. On period pianos he has appeared with the Academy of Ancient Music, English Baroque Soloists, Handel & Haydn Society, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Christopher Hogwood, Sir Charles Mackerras, Nicholas McGegan, and Sir Roger Norrington.

Renowned for his improvised embellishments and cadenzas in Classical period repertoire, Robert Levin has made recordings for DG Archiv, CRI, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, ECM, New York Philomusica, Nonesuch, Philips and SONY Classical. These include a Mozart concerto cycle for Decca, a Beethoven concerto cycle for DG Archiv (including the world premiere recording of Beethoven’s arrangement of the Fourth Concerto for piano and string quintet), and the complete Bach harpsichord concertos with Helmuth Rilling, as well as the six English Suites (on piano) and both books of the Well-Tempered Clavier (on five keyboard instruments) as part of Hänssler’s 172-CD Edition Bachakademie. The first recording in a Mozart piano sonata cycle has also been released by Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.

A passionate advocate of new music, Robert Levin has commissioned and premiered a large number of works. He is a renowned chamber musician and a noted theorist and musicologist. His completions of Mozart fragments are published by Bärenreiter, Breitkopf & Härtel, Carus, Peters, and Wiener Urtext Edition, and recorded and performed throughout the world.


Robert Levin's past performances


Recordings featuring Robert Levin

Quintets for fortepiano and wind instruments by Mozart and Beethoven

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770–1827); Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Frank de Bruine oboe

Anthony Pay clarinet

Danny Bond bassoon

Anthony Halstead horn

Robert Levin director & fortepiano

1998, Decca 455 994 2

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Keyboard Concertos Nos.1–4

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Robert Levin harpsichord

Christopher Hogwood conductor

2001, Decca 466 131 2

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Piano Concertos Nos.18 & 19

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Robert Levin fortepiano

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1996, Decca 452 051 2

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Piano Concertos Nos.5, 16 & 14

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Robert Levin fortepiano

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1999, Decca 458 285 2

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Piano Concertos Nos.23 & 22

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Robert Levin fortepiano

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1998, Decca 452 052 2

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Piano Concertos Nos.17 & 20

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Robert Levin fortepiano

Christopher Hogwood director

1997, Decca 455 607 2

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Piano Concertos Nos.11 & 13

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Robert Levin fortepiano

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1995, Decca 444 571 2

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Piano Concertos Nos.9 & 12

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Robert Levin fortepiano

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1994, Decca 443 328 2

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Piano Concertos Nos.15 & 26

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Robert Levin fortepiano

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1997, Decca 455 814 2

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