Michael Lewin

Visiting Artist, Pianolewinpiano@gmail.com

LewinMichael Lewin enjoys a distinguished international reputation as concert pianist, recording artist and master teacher. He received his BM and MM from the Juilliard School, and studied with Leon Fleisher, Adele Marcus, Yvonne Lefébure and Irwin Freundlich. His career was launched with victories in the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in the Netherlands, the William Kapell International Competition and the American Pianists Association Fellowship. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Copland Recording Fund.

Mr. Lewin’s active concert career has taken him to 30 countries, performing in the world’s major concert halls. He performs 40 different Piano Concertos, an extensive recital repertoire and is an avid chamber musician. He has played with orchestras including the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Bucharest Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic, Cairo Symphony, Beijing National Radio Orchestra, Mongolian State Opera Orchestra, Boston Pops, the Phoenix, Indianapolis, North Carolina, Miami, Colorado and Puerto Rico Symphonies, and the Youth Orchestra of the Americas. His extensive discography of highly-praised recordings on Sono Luminus, Naxos, and Centaur include the music of Scarlatti, Liszt, Russian Romantics, Gottschalk, Bolcom, the complete Griffes piano music, “If I Were a Bird” and “Piano Phantoms.” In the last year he has released a pair of Debussy CD’s that includes both Books of Préludes among other works.

One of America’s most sought-after teachers, his students have won top prizes in competitions including the Liszt, Honens, Horowitz, PTNA, World Piano, South Africa, and the Steinway Society, and themselves now perform and teach worldwide. Also on the Boston Conservatory piano faculty, he frequently gives master classes, appears at summer music festivals and adjudicates for International Competitions.  www.michaellewin.com