Ida Levin, American violinist, Died at 53


Ida Levin was born in 1963, in Santa Monica, California, and died in November 2016.

She was an American concert violinist.

She taught at the Sander Vegh International Chamber Music Academy in Prague and was a former faculty member of Harvard University and the European Mozart Academy.

Levin was an active concert performer and recitalist, Levin performed throughout the world at such venues as the 92nd Street Y, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Morgan Library, and Avery Fisher Hall to name just a few.

Ida performed internationally in England, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Israel.

Levin was also an active performer of chamber music and a member of the Boston Chamber Music Society.

Ida also regularly played in Open Chamber Music in Cornwall, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Da Camera of Houston.

She began studying the violin at the age of three and made her professional debut performing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the young age of ten.

Which was followed by a performance for President Reagan and the first lady with Rudolf Serkin for PBS’s “In Performance at the White House”.

Ida went on to garner an Avery Fisher Career Grant and made her New York City debut as a soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

Levin has returned to New York several times.

She was notably playing as a soloist on a number of occasions with the New York String Orchestra under Alexander Schneider at both Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

Ida Levin passed away at 63 years old.