ABOUT ME

"Music changes, and I'm gonna change right along with it."

 

―Aretha Franklin

Canadian violinist Jane Levitt began her musical studies in Toronto at the age of five.  Her most influential teachers include May Ing, Mark Skazinetzky and Katherine Rapoport.

A graduate of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music, Jane

holds both a Bachelor of Music in violin performance and an Advanced Certificate in viola performance. 

Jane also holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa and is a certified elementary school teacher in Ontario.  

 On stage with SNS 

Beginning her professional performance career as a section violist with Symphony Nova Scotia (SNS), Jane has also freelanced with various orchestras and chamber ensembles.  As an educator, Jane has taught violin and viola at several schools in the Toronto and Ottawa area.

 Backstage with KYGO 

Always feeling a strong connection with popular music, Jane has performed live on stage with many well known artists including Sarah Slean, Holly Cole, Divine Brown, Ronnie Dunn at the Canadian Country Music Awards and with KYGO at VELD Music Festival.

With a newfound passion for the electric violin, Jane now specializes in exploring genres outside of the classical realm.  A self proclaimed cover artist, Jane loves to put a violin spin on popular, well known tunes, performing everything from Lizzo to the music of Trolls.

Jane also enjoys working on TV and film projects and

has appeared on breakfast television, music videos and national commercials. 

With a love of live theatre shows, Jane has played two seasons with the Toronto Fringe Festival, including a performance at the "Best of Fringe".

Jane has also performed for Toronto's Nuit Blanche festival in collaboration with Canadian fashion designer Corinne Monique, who was a finalist in the the Art of Fashion Design Competition.

At the start of the COVID 19 pandemic, Jane began an interactive,  kid's e-concert series for families and classrooms to help children cope with a changing world and support the online learning environment.

 Nuit Blanche 

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 Covid Concerts for Kids 

Jane has since expanded this series to include engaging e-concerts for seniors in retirement residences and longterm care, romantic music for celebrating special occasions at home and a festive holiday show, with all the trimmings!

For more information about these shows,  please view E-CONCERTS.

With a strong interest in the business side of the Arts, Jane became a Certified Human Resources Professional and has worked in management with organizations such as the NAC Orchestra in Ottawa and the Scotia Festival of Music in Halifax. 

A proud co-founder of SHE PLAYS,

a string focused musical events group, Jane contracts elite female ensembles of all sizes.

 

With a commitment to supporting women in the arts, Jane sources quality opportunities for female string players, ensuring that every performance is well organized, respectful and equitable.

 

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"Practice like it means everything in the world to you.  Perform like you don't give a damn."

 

―Jascha Heifetz