The American Academy of Arts and Letters has inducted the acclaimed pianist and musical theorist Robert Levin as Honorary Member. President Yehudi Wyner will induct him at the Academy’s annual award ceremony in mid-May.
The Academy is 250-strong society of architects, composers, artists and writers founded in 1898.
The honour of election is considered the highest formal recognition of artistic merit in the United States.
Robert Levin is already a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is delighted to accept honorary membership at the Academy of Arts and Letters.
He is in London this month directing the Aurora Orchestra and in residency at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he is now the International Chair of the Centre for Creative Performance and Classical Improvisation.