|Ron Levy, pianist, has been called "ardent and assured" and "a first-class pianist" by the New York Times. He regularly appears as a soloist and in partnership with many of the world's leading singers and instrumentalists, including more than five dozen artists on the roster of the Metropolitan Opera. A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, Mr. Levy is a founding member of the Hudson Trio, Kaleidoscope, the New World Trio, the Manchester Chamber Players, and the Palisades Virtuosi; he has been pianist and harpsichordist of the Oberlin Orchestra, the New Jersey Philharmonic and the Westchester Symphony and is currently keyboardist of the Manchester Music Festival, the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra and the Albany Symphony. Since 1985, Mr. Levy has been associated with the Manchester Music Festival, of which he is a faculty and Board member. Several prominent composers have written works for Mr. Levy, notably James Grant, John Lampkin, Richard Lane, Erik Nielsen, and David Sampson. Mr. Levy has taught at numerous colleges and is currently an instructor at Kean University. Much in demand as an adjudicator, conductor, critic, lecturer and writer on musical subjects, recordings by Mr. Levy are available on the Albany, Centaur, Eroica, Koch International, MMF and Summit labels.