Personal Summary / Bio
Monica Jakuc Leverett is Elsie Irwin Sweeney Professor Emerita of Music at Smith college, where she taught from 1969 until 2008. A champion of both women composers and conteporary works, she has played solo and chamber music concerts on three continents.
Inspired by Malcolm Bilson, Monica has been performing on early pianos since 1986. As guest artist in a series of Historical Piano concerts, she has played instruments from The Frederick Historic Piano Collection in Ashburnham, MA. A former board member of Arcadia Players, she frequently performs with them on her two fortepianos by Paul McNulty: a 5 1/2 octave Walter design (c. 1803), and a 6 1/2 octave copy of Graf'
s Op. 318 (c. 1819)
With noted early music violinist Dana Maiben, she has recorded Francesca LeBrun's complete Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin, Opus 1, on Dorian. She has also recorded fortepiano sonatas by Marianne von Martinez, Marianna von Auenbrugger, and Joseph Haydn on a Titanic Records CD. Her newest CD features fantasies for fortepiano by Mozart, C.P.E. Bach, and Haydn, plus Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.
Please visit www.monicajakucleverett.com