Levi Powe, age 14, started playing cello with the Suzuki method when he was 3 ½ years old, and is currently studying with Tucson Symphony Orchestra Assistant Principal Cellist Mary Beth Tyndall.
Levi has won many competitions, including the Civic Orchestra of Tucson Young Artists' Competition in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2015; the Tucson Symphony Orchestra's Young Artist Competition in 2010, 2012 and 2013; the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerto Competition in 2013, and the Tucson Philharmonia Young Orchestra Scholarship Competition in 2015. He has participated in masterclasses with Peter Anderegg (Phoenix Symphony Orchestra Acting Principal Cellist), Mary Ann Ramos (Northern Arizona University Cello Faculty), and Amit Peled (The Peabody Institute).
Levi plays in the Powe String Trio with his two sisters, who are both violinists. They have performed for numerous events, churches, and organizations, such as the United States Air Force, the Tucson Symphony’s Just For Kids concerts, and many others.
He has performed several times with the Civic Orchestra of Tucson, including the world premiere of "To Move a Mountain," a cello concerto by Clarke Evans, at our 2014 fundraising concert, and with the Powe String Trio at the orchestra's 2015 fundraising concert. Both fundraising concerts benefited the COT's Young Artists' Competition.
Levi is a member of the Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra, Tucson Junior Strings, and the Sahuaro Symphonic Orchestra. He is currently in his fourth year as a participant in the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Young Composer Project.
Levi is homeschooled, and in 9th grade. He is a brown belt in karate, enjoys fishing and hunting, and is an avid reader.