Mr Levitin was educated under the rigorous Russian musical education program, completing the conservatory level in the 1950's. His education was interrupted for seven years during World War II, during which time he did not even see a cello. Since then, he has been a member of the prestigious Leningrad Philharmonic and taught publicly and privately in both Russia and the USA. Arkady played with and helped organize the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg. He also appeared on Russian television and toured extensively throughout the Soviet Union.
Since moving to Bangor in 1993 to teach at RDL Strings, he has guided many students to exceptional levels, and welcomes beginners and advanced students.
Special Music School - Leningrad
Rimski- Korsakov Conservatory
Maly Theater Orchestra, St. Petersburg
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra 1955 - 1968
Chamber Orchestra of Leningrad 1955 - 1968
Teacher, Leningrad Music School 1955 - 1978
Principal and Associate Principal Cellist for numerous professional orchestras in New York and New Jersey
Kingsboro College Orchestra, New York
Bangor Symphony Orchestra