Harlow, Leslie
Adjunct Instructor
Last Updated: 11/28/15 -

Violist Leslie Harlow, Founder/Director of the Park City Beethoven Festival, is both a teacher and a trained solo and chamber performer. She has performed as violist in chamber concerts with many of the finest artists of this era including well-known violinists Charles Libove, Glenn Dicterow, Paul Rosenthal, Bill Preucil, Elmar Oliviera, Shlomo Mintz and Joseph Silverstein, violist Paul Neubauer, and cellists Jeffrey Solow, Mark Kosower, but Ms. Harlow is proud to note that the classical music world is filled with wonderfully gifted artists, many who are not world famous, that she has had the privilege of performing alongside in chamber music. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Leslie Harlow performed in master classes for William Primrose, Paul Doktor, Donald McGinnis, Heidi Castleman and Nabuko Imai and her primary teachers were 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 performance with many fine coaches including Felix Galimer, Samuel Rhodes, David Soyer, Paul Doktor, Charles Castleman, Robert Sylvester and Julius Baker. Following graduation from Juilliard, Ms Harlow founded the Deer Valley (Utah) Chamber Music Festival in 1984. Renamed the Park City Beethoven Festival, the festival continues as Utah's oldest classical music festival, and, as of 2015, having presented over 650 festival chamber concerts. Leslie Harlow also founded and directs the Park City Film Music Festival. An active recording artist, both in chamber music and in commercial studio work, Ms. Harlow's viola solos can be heard on a number of film and television soundtracks including "Murder in the First" and "Surviving Picasso." In 2015 Ms. Harlow was invited to present the collegiate level viola master class at the National ASTA Convention held in Salt Lake City, along with serving as a judge for the collegiate solo competition. Leslie and her husband, clarinetist Russell Harlow, perform recitals throughout the year in the Utah area, frequently performing for senior retirement homes. On occasion the Harlows are invited to perform outside Utah including for the Bargemusic Series in New York and for other chamber music series.