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Chicago native Adam Levin has been praised by renowned American guitarist, Eliot Fisk, as a “virtuoso guitarist and a true 21st-century renaissance man with the élan, intelligence, charm, tenacity and conviction to change the world.”
The recipient of numerous top prizes, Levin has been honored by organizations both domestically and abroad, for both his musical artistry and his humanitarian efforts.
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An accomplished solo artist and avid chamber musician, Levin also serves as an ambassador of the guitar everywhere he travels, sharing a comprehensive repertoire in underserved areas and unconventional spaces.
In 2007, he was awarded an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship for a program he created at Boston’s Hebrew Senior Life Rehabilitation Institute and English High School. Here, he sought to introduce classical music to the lives of people who had either been cut off from the cultural mainstream owing to crisis and unforeseen misfortune, or denied access to it owing to economic or educational constraints.
Also in 2008, Levin was honored as a Fulbright Scholar in the field of music performance, researching contemporary Spanish guitar repertoire in Madrid, Spain. In collaboration with the Spanish and American embassies, Levin has continued outreach performances in Madrid at a number of bilingual school programs, introducing both American and Spanish classical guitar repertoire to students.
The very next year, he was awarded the Program for Cultural Cooperation Fellowship, promoting cultural understanding between Spain and the United States.
Levin makes his Spivey Hall debut with the first of Spivey’s Guitar Series recitals on Sat., Nov. 17 at 8:15 p.m.
Levin’s program includes classics by Bach and Turina, plus many of the commissioned pieces from his latest album, “21st Century Spanish Guitar, Volume 1,” the first in a planned four-disc Naxos series featuring world premiere recordings of works from four generations of Spanish composers commissioned by Levin.
Tickets are priced at $36 (with discounts for subscribers, groups, students and Georgia educators) and are available for purchase now.