Robert Levin (piano)

A versatile performer on keyboards, percussion, and West African drums, Robert Levin has played for film soundtracks, Broadway shows, TV programs, album projects, and live tours in the US and abroad. These days, he performs regularly on Broadway in The Lion King and Hairspray.

A specialist in traditional West African music, Robert is also a film composer, whose credits include the feature film Inside, directed by Arthur Penn, as well as many documentaries and works for television. He has composed music commissions that have been performed throughout the US and Europe.

Robert studied ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University and received his Masters in composition at Yale University. He has spent much time in Ghana, West Africa, studying drumming, singing, and dancing. He also founded a public elementary and junior high school in a farming village in southeastern Ghana in 1988, and has been building and supporting it for the past 18 years (visit www.kgsf.org).