About Leslie Harlow

Festival Artist in Residence, Violist Leslie Harlow is the Founder and Co-Director of the Park City Beethoven Festival and over the years has performed in chamber concerts with many 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 Nabuko Imai. 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 with coaches including Felix Galimer, Samuel Rhodes, Claus Adam, Paul Doktor, Charles Castleman, Robert Sylvester and Julius Baker. Following graduation from Juilliard, Ms. Harlow moved to Utah and, in 1984, founded the Deer Valley (Utah) Chamber Music Festival in Park City, Utah. Renamed the Park City Beethoven Festival, the Festival continues as Utah’s oldest classical music festival, and, as of 2016, the Festival has presented nearly 700 festival chamber concerts. Leslie Harlow also founded and directs the Park City Film Music Festival.

As an active recording artist in both chamber music and in commercial studio work, Ms. Harlow’s viola solos can be heard on a number of feature film and television soundtracks including “Murder in the First” and “Surviving Picasso.” In 2015 Ms. Harlow presented the collegiate level viola master class at the National American String Teachers Association Convention along with serving as a judge for the collegiate solo competition. Leslie and her husband, clarinetist Russell Harlow, perform recitals throughout the year including performing for senior retirement homes. In addition to much performing in Utah, the Harlows are often invited to perform at festivals and on concert series. Those series, festivals and conventions have included the Bargemusic Series in New York, international clarinet festivals in Baltimore, Utah, Vancouver (CA), Puerto Rico and Texas, the Lyrica and Ars Nova Series in New Jersey, chamber festivals in Colorado, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Alaska, and for the Piatigorsky Foundation of New York. Representing the Beethoven Festival, the Harlows recently presented a concert in New York hosted by the Bargemusic Series.

Russell and Leslie Harlow are two of the major arts donors in the Park City/Summit County community, having donated over $500,000 towards bringing live chamber music performances and educational programs since 1984.

Leslie Harlow can be heard on numerous broadcasts, film soundtracks and recordings including Chamber Music for Clarinets and Strings on the ISOMIKE.com label, performing chamber music of Husa and Martinu. Ms. Harlow uses Leslie Harlow as her professional name and her full name is Margaret Leslie Blackburn Harlow. She is a native of Lubbock, Texas.

Hear the Biber Passacaglia recorded at the home of the Harlows featuring Leslie Harlow performing the work, originally written for violin, on viola,

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This recording was made at the Beethoven Festival in Park City, the festival I founded and direct. My wonderful colleague is the late violinist Charles Libove who performed at our Festival for many years.
Leslie Harlow  7 months ago
 
Planning to record some more works. Love Musicoin.org I do work in a clay studio and, using the Musicoin app on my phone, share the music (everyone's, not just mine) with my friends there.
Leslie Harlow tipped 10 coins on "What is Musicoin + Musicoin Value (Sludge Improv Jam)"
Leslie Harlow on James Flores  2 years ago
 
Leslie Harlow tipped 1 coin to James Flores!
Leslie Harlow replied on Menuetto I by Bach  2 years ago
 
Thank you, Content Reviewer.
Leslie Harlow on I'm Still Here  2 years ago
 
Leslie Harlow tipped 1 coin on "I'm Still Here"
 
[New Release] The Menuetto from the G Major Bach Suite, originally for Cello - transcribed for Viola, performed by Leslie Harlow on Viola
Leslie Harlow is now following Hugo Bakker
Leslie Harlow tipped 1 coin on "Bach - trio sonata e-flat - allegro"
Leslie Harlow tipped 1 coin on "Sweelinck - Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr"
Leslie Harlow on Isaac Shepard  2 years ago
 
Leslie Harlow is now following Isaac Shepard
Leslie Harlow on Andrey Lebedev  2 years ago
 
Leslie Harlow tipped 5 coins to Andrey Lebedev!
Leslie Harlow on Andrey Lebedev  2 years ago
 
Leslie Harlow is now following Andrey Lebedev
Very beautiful, Mr. Chen!
Leslie Harlow tipped 10 coins on "Edvard Grieg Notturno op. 54, no. 4 | Archie Chen, piano"
Leslie Harlow tipped 1 coin on "Edvard Grieg Notturno op. 54, no. 4 | Archie Chen, piano"
Leslie Harlow tipped 1 coin on "uaimperial - 4 Viola"
Leslie Harlow is now following Sergey Filimonov
Leslie Harlow on Donatello  2 years ago
 
Leslie Harlow tipped 1 coin on "Donatello"
Leslie Harlow tipped 1 coin on "Parallel Worlds - Solo piano"
Leslie Harlow on The Only One  2 years ago
 
Leslie Harlow tipped 1 coin on "The Only One"
Leslie Harlow on Legion  2 years ago
 
Leslie Harlow tipped 1 coin on "Legion"
Thank you so much for listening.
Leslie Harlow is now following Archie Chen
Leslie Harlow on Sophia  2 years ago
 
Leslie Harlow is now following Sophia
Leslie Harlow on Crypto Musician  2 years ago
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Leslie Harlow is now following Transhumanity
Leslie Harlow on October  2 years ago
 
Leslie Harlow tipped 1 coin on "October"
Leslie Harlow tipped 5 coins on "Sleeping Beauty Waltz"
Cool concept.
Leslie Harlow tipped 1 coin on "The Lord's Prayer; Duet for Soprano, Tenor, and Piano by David Joseph Stith"
Releases by Leslie Harlow
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by Leslie Harlow
Released 7 months ago
Classical, Mozart, chamber music, viola, leslie harlow, Ambient, Live Recordings
Beautiful favorite public domain work by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. featuring viola and violin.
by Leslie Harlow
Released 2 years ago
Classical, Meditation, Bach, Viola, Strings, Solo, Bratche, minuet, menuetto, bach suite, cello
The Menuetto from the G Major Bach Suite, originally for Cello - transcribed for Viola, performed by Leslie Harlow on Viola.
by Leslie Harlow
Released 2 years ago
Classical, chamber music, viola player, solo, viola, violist, passacaglia, soloist, leslie harlow, string, strings, virtuoso, passionate, Ambient, Meditation, Live Recordings
This is one of my favorite works. It is a beautiful set of variations and performed on viola all alone. I first heard it performed on violin 45 years ago and decided right then to learn it on the viola. I recorded this in my home. When I was 10 years old, I first heard the viola performed live and fell in love with the viola. I have been playing it ever since. This performance was recorded on my Francesco Guadagnini viola made in 1927.