February 16, 2000
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Lee Luvisi will give a solo recital in the next Music at Amherst Series, performing a program of works of Scarlatti, Schubert, Schumann and Chopin on Saturday, Mar. 25, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall on the Amherst College campus.

Lee Luvisi has enjoyed a long career as a soloist and chamber musician. He has performed with such distinguished conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Eugene Ormandy, Sir Neville Mariner and Robert Shaw. As a chamber musician, Luvisi collaborates regularly with theJuilliard, Guarneri, Cleveland and Emerson Quartets, and with such artists as Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zuckerman, Richard Stoltzman and Dawn Upshaw, to name only a few.

Luvisi studied under Rudolf Serkin and Miecyzsslaw Horszowski at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music. When he graduated he also became the youngest faculty member in that institution’s history.

Daniel Webster, music critic of the Philadelphia Inquirer, has written of Luvisi that he is "able to blend acute articulation with warm and nuanced sound" and praised his "celebration of form and evolving ideas."

Admission to the concert is $18, senior citizens $15, and students $5. Tickets may be reserved by calling 413/542-2195 on weekday mornings.