Dan Levitan


Principal Harpist Dan Levitan began playing harp in his high school orchestra in Philadelphia as a freshman. His two-year preparation and participation in the 10th International Harp Contest in Israel, which included very challenging repertoire, taught Dan how to perform on the highest level of music. He has performed with most Northern California professional orchestras from Mendocino to Carmel, is principal harp for Symphony Silicon Valley and Marin Symphony, and first-call harpist for the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. Dan also relishes teaching private harp lessons to young harpists in youth orchestras. He has coached at Sonoma State University, U.C. Berkeley, El Camino Youth Orchestra and currently coaches with the California Youth Symphony.

Dan’s favorite composer is Ravel. “He writes for the harp as if he played the instrument. His music fits well on (is idiomatic for) the harp. He wrote one of my favorite pieces to perform, as well as to listen to:  Introduction and Allegro for Harp solo, with Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet Accompaniment.”

When time allows, Dan enjoys walks on the beach, fine dining, good movies, good music and engaging conversation.

Private Teaching Contact Information:

Website: www.harpmandan.com
Phone: (510) 304-1515
Email: harpmandan1224@gmail.com
Instrument: Harp
All ages

A portrait of Dan Levitan and his harp