Lee Luvisi is one of the most highly respected pianists of his generation. Born in Louisville, Luvisi was a student of Rudolf Serkin and Mieczyslaw Horszowski at Philadelphias Curtis Institute of Music. Upon his graduation, he became the youngest faculty member in the history of that institution. Returning to Kentucky with his family in 1963, Luvisi assumed his present position as artist in residence at the University of Louisville School of Music, where he is also professor of piano.
His activities through the years have included a formidable array of engagements across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australia. He has performed with nearly every major orchestra in North America and under such distinguished conductors as Bernstein, Ormandy, Steinberg, Marriner, and Shaw. As a chamber pianist, he collaborates regularly with many of the worlds foremost musicians and ensembles, including the Juilliard, Guarneri, Cleveland, and Emerson quartets, and with eminent artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Richard Stoltzman, and Dawn Upshaw.
Luvisi is an Artist Member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and has appeared at the Marlboro, Aspen, Santa Fe, Casals, and Mostly Mozart festivals.