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Biography

 

Bruce Levine is a music and theatre professional, a composer and a writer.

His musical life began as an oboist, specializing on the English Horn, playing with such orchestras as the Boston Symphony and as a member of the original Broadway cast of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

As a musical director/conductor/pianist his career has spanned from Broadway to playing for Joni Mitchell in Madison Square Garden.

About his earliest compositions Leonard Bernstein said that they show “real musicality!” He’s written a featured song for Sesame Street, arrangements for Barry Manilow and Stevie Wonder and classical pieces ranging from works for solo instruments to symphony orchestra; published by Carl Fischer, Theodore Presser, Norsk Musikforlag, Wingert-Jones and over fifty of his pieces can be seen and heard on Art of Sound Music. His shows have been produced in New York and around the country.

Bruce’s recent compositions include a number of pieces for solo instruments, a Septet for mixed chamber ensemble, The River for woodwind quintet, Phantasmagoria for brass sextet, New England Winter for orchestra, Sonata for Solo Cello, Essay No. 2 for concert band, Gabrielle: A Concert Waltz for orchestra, Concerto for Winds and Brass and Phantasy for oboe and string quartet.

A Pushcart Prize Poetry nominee, Spillwords Press Awards winner and a Featured Writer in WestWard Quarterly. Over three hundred of his works are published on over twenty-five on-line journals and in over seventy print books.




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