Todd Levy
Todd Levy
Artist Faculty Clarinet
Chicago College of Performing Arts
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About Me

Principal Clarinet of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra and participant in the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, four-time Grammy Award-winner Todd Levy has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, the Mostly Mozart Festival, with the Israel Philharmonic, and at the White House; as chamber musician with members of the Guarneri, Juilliard, Orion, Miro, and Miami quartets, Christoph Eschenbach and Mitsuko Uchida; as a participant at the Marlboro Music Festival for four summers; as a member of the Naumburg Award-winning Aspen Wind Quintet; as Guest Principal Clarinet with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, the Seattle Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic, and as a frequent Principal Clarinet for Seiji Ozawa, Riccardo Muti, and Alan Gilbert at the Tokyo Opera Nomori, Mito Chamber Orchestra, and Saito Kinen festivals in Japan. He has performed World Premiere concerti or chamber works by composers such as John Harbison, William Bolcom, Joan Tower, Peter Schickele, Paquito D’Rivera, Morton Subotnick, Marc Neikrug, and performs on the new release of Marc Neikrug’s Through Roses chamber work with violinist Pinchas Zuckerman, actor John Rubenstein, and the composer conducting. Highlights of the 2018 season include the release of his latest CD for Avie entitled Rhapsodie, and four CD’s as Guest Principal Clarinet of the Buffalo Philharmonic in tone poems of Kodaly, Respighi, Strauss and Wagner for Naxos. He has recorded the Brahms Clarinet Sonatas and Schumann pieces for Avie, and three educational book/CDs of clarinet competition works entitled The Clarinet Collection for G. Schirmer. In addition, Mr. Levy has recorded and edited the new exclusive editions/CDs of the Bernstein Clarinet Sonata and the Finzi Five Bagatelles for Boosey and Hawkes, and over 20 other orchestral and chamber music CDs on the Deutsche Grammophon, Sony, and Decca labels. He performs on Vandoren reeds, mouthpieces, and ligatures, and Selmer Signature clarinets. He is also on the faculty of UW-Milwaukee, and is an alumnus of the New World Symphony, Marlboro Music Festival, and the Juilliard School. For a more complete biography, visit

  • B.M., M.M. Clarinet — The Juilliard School of Music