Adam Levin: 21st Century Spanish Guitar
Following his successful 2013 New York solo recital debut at Le Poisson Rouge, award-winning American classical guitarist Adam Levin returns with a new program celebrating his major artistic collaboration with 30 living Spanish composers.
Adam Levin has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and South America. Levin has received numerous top prizes, including the Fulbright Scholarship, the Programme for Cultural Cooperation Fellowship from Spain’s Cultural Ministry, and the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship to research and perform contemporary Spanish guitar repertoire in Madrid. While studying in Spain, Levin commissioned thirty solo guitar works from four generations of contemporary Spanish composers, which resulted in a contract for a four-volume encyclopedic series for Naxos, 21st Century Spanish Guitar.
Levin has released five critically-acclaimed albums, including In the Beginning (2009); Duo Sonidos (2010); Music From Out of Time (2010); Fuego de la Luna (2011), and 21st Century Spanish Guitar Volume 1 (2013), which was selected as a “Recording of the Year” by MusicWeb International. Levin is a graduate of Northwestern University and New England Conservatory.
The guitarist 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 program includes the New York City premieres of six works dedicated to Adam Levin, all written between 2010 and 2015.