Levi Powe, age 16, 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 Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artists' Competition in 2010, 2012, 2013; the Civic Orchestra of Tucson’s Young Artist Competition in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015; the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerto Competition in 2013, and the Tucson Philharmonic 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), Joshua Roman (soloist, former Principal Cellist of Seattle Symphony Orchestra), 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 Clark Evans, at the Civic Orchestra of Tucson’s 2014 fundraising concert, and with the Powe String Trio at the orchestra’s 2015 fundraising concert.
Levi is currently in his sixth year as a participant in the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Young Composer Project. He is also the principal cellist in the Tucson Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
Levi is homeschooled, and is a junior. He is a black belt in karate, enjoys reading, and loves to fish and hunt.