James Levine

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Birthday
23, 1943
Birthplace
Cincinnati, OH
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
23, 1943 (age 75)
Birthplace
Cincinnati, OH

About

Conductor who served as Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera for four decades. He conducted a record 2,442 performances.

Before Fame

His first concert performance was at the age of 10 as a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He studied with LaSalle Quartet first violinist Walter Levin.

Trivia

He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1997.

Family Life

His father was a violinist and his mother was an actress.

Associated With

He arranged the music and also conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Walt Disney Pictures' "Fantasia 2000" after being enlisted by Roy E. Disney.