The American Flutist Carin Levine studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati with Jack Wellbaum (Flute) and Peter Kamnitzer (Chamber Music).She continued her studies with Aurèle Nicolet at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg Breisgau, Germany. Carin Levine has won various awards and prizes including the prestigious Kranichsteiner Musikpreis for the Interpretation of Contemporary Music. These successes led to engagements as a solist as well as chamber musician appearing in major international music festivals throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America.
Her interest in new developments in music has evolved into extensive and continuous collaboration with composers such as Brian Ferneyhough, Dror Feiler, Toshio Hosokawa, Mauricio Kagel, Liza Lim, Alvin Lucier, Robert HP Platz, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Josef Anton Riedl, Giacinto Scelsi, and Dieter Schnebel, who have dedicated many works to her. Of upmost importance is her close association with young composers. Here too, many new works for flute have been written for her by Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, Cathy Milliken, Tobias Schneid, Laurie Schwartz, and Marco Stroppa.
The artists teaching activities include regular Masterclasses at the Rheinsberg Musikakademie and Jeunesses Moderne as well as at the Darmstadt Summer Courses for Contemporary Music. She has also taught at the Musikhochschulen in Bremen, Detmold, and Lübeck.
Carin Levine is editor of the series „Contemporary Music for the Flute" published by Bärenreiter, Kassel. Her book, „The Techniques of Flute Playing „ also published by Bärenreiter, appeared in 2002. „The Techniques of Flute Playing Vol. 2 " which focuses on the piccolo, alto and bass flutes is also published by Bärenreiter. Carin Levine has performed under many conductors including. Ernest Bour, Peter Eötvös, Johannes Kalitzke, Christoph Poppen, and Lothar Zagrosek. Numerous radio recordings, films and CD´s document her extensive musical activities. Highlights of Carin Levines previous seasons include appearances at the Ansbach Bach Festival, Archipel Festival (Geneva), Warsaw Autumn, and Musica Viva (Munich).