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LESLIE HARLOW  Viola

JULY 18 -22 Summer Season Concerts

Various Venues

 

FEBRUARY 6 at 3PM

Park City Eccles Performing Arts Center

FEBRUARY 7 at 7PM
Vieve Gore Concert Hall

 

MARCH 13  3PM
Park City Eccles Performing Arts Center

MARCH 14 at 7PM
Vieve Gore Concert Hall

APRIL 10 at 3PM

Park City Eccles Performing Arts Center 

MAY 8 at 3PM

Park City Eccles Performing Arts Center 

MAY 19 at 7PM
Libby Gardner Hall

MAY 22 at 3PM
Park City Eccles Performing Arts Center 


 

LESLIE HARLOW  Violist
Festival Artist in Residence

Festival Artist in Residence, Violist Leslie Harlow, is the Founder and Co-Director of the Park City Beethoven Festival. She has performed in chamber concerts with a host of  the finest artists of this era. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Leslie Harlow performed in master classes for William Primrose, Paul Doktor, Donald McGinnis, Heidi Castleman and Nobuko Imai and her primary teachers included George Robinson, Paul Ellsworth, Marna Street, Susan Schoenfeld, Paul Doktor, and violinist Harry Shub with additional lessons with Heidi Castleman, Donald Wright and Francis Tursi. Ms. Harlow studied chamber music with coaches including Felix Galimer, Samuel Rhodes, David Soyer, Paul Doktor, Charles Castleman, Robert Sylvester and Julius Baker. 

 

Following graduation from Juilliard, Ms Harlow moved to Utah with the plan to found a chamber music festival modeled after festivals she had been performing with over the years. She founded the Deer Valley (Utah) Chamber Music Festival in 1984 which has since been renamed the Beethoven Festival. The Festival continues to this day as Utah's oldest classical music festival, as of 2022, presenting over 850 festival chamber concerts featuring many of the finest classical soloists of this era. 

An active recording artist, both in chamber music and in commercial studio work, Ms. Harlow's viola solos have been featured on a number of film and television soundtracks including "Murder in the First”, "Surviving Picasso” and, most recently “Alpha”. She also founded and for many years directed the Park City Film Music Festival, the first U.S. film festival dedicated to the impact of music in film.

 

Active in teaching, Leslie Harlow is the coordinator and coach for the chamber music program Utah Valley University Department of Music in Orem, Utah. In 2015 Ms. Harlow was invited to present the collegiate level viola master class at the National American String Teachers Convention and serve as judge for the collegiate solo competition.

 

Representing the Festival, Leslie and clarinetist Russell Harlow perform concerts together with their colleagues throughout the year. They particularly enjoy performing for senior residents in retirement homes and for aspiring young artists at their schools. 

 

Outside of the Festival, the Harlows are busy professional performing artists, invited to perform in Utah and beyond, including the Bargemusic Series in New York. Leslie Harlow’s recording credits also include the critically-acclaimed SACD recording for the ISOMIKE label: "Chamber Music for Clarinets and Strings" which features works by Karel Husa, Bohuslav Martinu and Ingolf Dahl, and "BEETHOVEN BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT". These two recordings are featured on the High Definition recording site NativeDSD.com. Their "Mozart Quintet and Romantic Encores" recording on the Isomike Label was nominated for Chamber Music Recording of the Year on this audiophile site and the Beethoven recording has been labeled as one of the sites "Best-Selling" albums.