Dan Levitan

 

Dan Levitan, virtuoso solo harpist and orchestral harpist with three Bay Area orchestras is interested in sharing his music and talents with you.  He is an experienced musician/performer with an extensive repertoire.

 

Dan is the consummate musician holding contracts as the Principal Harpist with three professional orchestras:  Marin Symphony, Symphony Silicon Valley (orchestra formed in place of San Jose Symphony, where he was Principal Harpist until its closure), and most recently Santa Rosa Symphony.

In addition, he is the "first call" harpist with the San Francisco Opera; having performed for productions including music by Puccini, Strauss, and Wagner. 

He has rehearsed, performed, and recorded for the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony.

As a soloist, Dan's concerto performances were praised by the San Jose Mercury, the San Jose Metro, and the Marin Independent Journal with quotes such as: “impeccable virtuosity,” “reaching a new plateau of musicality,”  and “It was played to virtual perfection.”  Dan’s debut performance of the harp concerto written for him,  commissioned and premiered by him, received overwhelming praise from the San Jose Mercury “a well-deserved standing ovation!” 

Dan's recording credits include Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, Claude Debussy's Trio for flute, viola, and harp, works by Lou Harrison, and numerous T.V. and film scores.  

He is the professor of harp for both Sonoma State University and UC Berkeley as well as the harp coach for the California Youth Symphony.