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Bruce Levine, a native Manhattanite, has spent his life as a music and theatre professional, composer and a writer of fiction and poetry.

As an oboist, specializing on the English Horn, he played with such orchestras as the Boston Symphony under conductors including Sir Adrian Boult, Erich Leinsdorf and Gunther Schuller and was a member of the original Broadway cast of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

As a conductor/pianist hes done everything from being the youngest musical director on Broadway to playing for Joni Mitchell in Madison Square Garden.

About his earliest compositions Leonard Bernstein said that they show real musicality!: hes 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, Bourne, Theodore Presser and many can be heard on Art of Sound Music. His shows have been produced in New York and around the country.

Recently hes focused on writing short stories and poetry. His catalogue includes four novels, short stories, humorous sketches, flash fiction, poetry, essays, magazine articles, a screenplay and are published on over twenty-five on-line literary journals and in twenty books. His novellas, Reinvented and An Accidental Journey, are available from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and iBooks.

He lives with his rescued Australian Shepherd, Daisy. His work is dedicated to the loving memory of his wife, dancer/actress, Lydia Franklin.



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