Lia Starer Levin

Lia Starer Levin, a native of Vienna, Austria, lived and taught in Israel and Latin America before coming to the United States in 1978.

She received her M.A. in Piano Pedagogy from Goddard College and her Ph.D. in Musicology from International College after completing a recording of her Young Pianistís Repertoire for the former and her dissertation, The Recorder in the Music of Purcell and Handel, for the latter. She has also authored three educational collections for the recorder -- 170 Canons and Rounds, The Holiday Recorder, and Melodias Populares Mexicanas.

Lia has recorded on the Educo and the Franciscan Communications labels. She has performed with various ensembles in Mexico City, and here in Los Angeles with the Santa Monica Baroque Orchestra, the L.A. Baroque Orchestra, the L.A. Solo Repertory Orchestra, and various chamber ensembles.

She holds teaching diplomas from Trinity College of Music, London, and from the American Recorder Society, and has served on the faculties of Loyola Marymount, U.C. Riverside, L.A. City College, the University of Judaism, the Colburn School of Performing Arts, and Valley College.

Lia has been on the faculty of Southern California Recorder Societyís workshops, led a master class in Hawaii, and is a frequent conductor for the SCRS. She now maintains her own studio for individual and ensemble students. In the summer of 2004 she founded the Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra (LARO).