Ron Levy and Michael Caldwell, duo-pianists (Faculty Concert)
Duo-pianists Ron Levy and Michael Caldwell present works by Cali School faculty Ting Ho and Joseph Turrin; students Camila Agosto, Kevin Cummines, and Adam Kennaugh; as well as works by other composers.
Ron Levy is a busy collaborative pianist at the Cali School where he has performed with numerous students and faculty throughout the years. He has been called "first-class" by the New York Times. He regularly appears as soloist and in partnership with many of the world's leading singers and instrumentalists. A graduate of Oberlin, Mr. Levy is a founding member of the Hudson Trio, Kaleidoscope, the New World Trio, the Manchester Chamber Players, the Breuckelen Trio, and the Palisades Virtuosi; he has been pianist and harpsichordist of the Oberlin Orchestra, the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra, the New Jersey and North Jersey Philharmonics, the Westchester Symphony, and the Albany Symphony. Presently he is Associate Artist with the All Seasons Chamber Players, and is the pianist of the Orpheus Men's Chorus and Ridgewood Chorale. Recordings by Mr. Levy are available on the Albany, Centaur, Eroica, Koch International, MMF and High Point labels. In the summer of 2008, Mr. Levy made his debuts in St. Petersburg, Russia, and at the venerable Stratford Summer Music Festival, CA.
Michael Caldwell an opera coach and member of the collaborative pianists team at Cali School, is also a classically-trained baritone and originally hails from West Fairfield, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Hartt School of Music, he has performed both as a pianist and a singer and currently lives and works in Teaneck, NJ in his home based private coaching studio. Highlights of his career include appearances with the Associate Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera in productions ranging from Glück's Orfeo to Wagner's Lohengrin. He also worked as a studio coach/accompanist with several of New York's top voice teachers, ranging from Joanna Levy to Mark Oswald, and has toured Japan as the piano half of a piano/violin recital tour with violinist Kaori Hasegawa.