Amnon I. Levy

April 20, 1932April 17, 2017

Amnon Levy, of Brookline, on Monday, April 17, 2017. For 50 years, beloved husband of Brenda “Bonnie” (Grad) Levy. Loving father of Sam Levy and his wife Karen Cinorre of NYC. Amnon attended The Juilliard School and graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music. Prior to joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1964 as a first violinist, he performed with Rudolph Serkin at the Marlboro Music Festival and was a first violinist with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. For many years, he was a soloist with the Boston Pops as well as the Boston Lawyers Orchestra. He coached many young musicians, individually, at the Tanglewood Music Center, and Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Funeral services at Levine Chapels, 470 Harvard Street, Brookline, on Friday, April 21 at 11:00am. Burial at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham Street, Sharon. Following burial, memorial observance will be at his late residence and continuing on Saturday evening the family will receive visitors from 5-9:00pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.


  • Funeral Service Friday, April 21, 2017

Amnon I. Levy

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Monika Schleier-Smith

February 3, 2018

I took lessons with Mr. Levy during my time as a student at Harvard and have such fond memories. I always arrived feeling guilty for not having practiced enough, yet his warm and good-humored presence would immediately put me at ease. He instilled in me a love of the Bach sonatas that I will carry with me for life.

September 9, 2017

Dear Brenda, I have just learned of your husband's passing, in September. I remember Amnon as a wonderful violinist and a very warm and giving person as I often joined the Boston Pops as an extra player.
May your lifetime of memories be a blessing to you.
All the best,
Dianne Pettipaw

Maria-Magdalena Wysocka-Bakowska

August 16, 2017

Dear Bonnie ; My most sincere greetings and condolences; I keep such warm memories of Amnon and Yoy, loving and caring, loving music and people. We could admire his performances as fantastic first violinist of the BSO, in Boston and in Tanglewood, We had a chance to meet Him and enjoy Him as a fantastic charming, warm Person;
Sincerely Magdalena and Igor
You may remember me as from 1992-1993 Neurologist from Warsaw with son, at Faulkner hospital...

Edward Wu

May 26, 2017

Dear Mrs. Levy,
I studied privately with Amnon for several years in the mid-'90s. I remember him fondly and still take to heart his advice about how to practice. I wish you and your family all the best.

Traugott Boehlke

May 10, 2017

Dear Bonnie! Many silent greetings from Wilhelmshaven/Germany from Traugott and his family to the sudden death of your beloved husband Amnon. Unfortunately, we have never been able to get to know him, but we have heard a lot of good news from him. May he rest in peace surrounded by beautiful music. (traugott.boehlke(at)

Sue Nusbaum

May 7, 2017

Dear Bonnie, Sam and Karen,
May his memory be a blessing. My love to you.

L Cole

April 24, 2017

So saddened to hear of Amnon Levy's passing. He was always so warm and kind to me. My heartfelt prayers and condolences to his family and loved ones. - Lorenzee Cole, TFC

Heidi Fitterling

April 24, 2017

I was so sorry to hear this sad and too soon news from Deirdre and Jordan. My heart goes out to you all as you hold and cherish the many loving memories you made with this amazing man.

Margaret Snowden

April 23, 2017

What a delightful person and productive life! I remember so vividly 50 years ago when we were at Wellesley with Bonnie when she started dating Amnon.. We were awestruck by his accomplishments musically and his charming presence.
Much love and sympathy,
Margaret McClave Snowden

Sean Hulbert

April 22, 2017

Dear Bonnie, Sam, Karen, and Levy family: I am sorry for your loss. Although I did not know Amnon, I am saddened to hear about his passing and I know he was a great man and he will be missed. I am sending thoughts and prayers to you. I believe he will live in your hearts forever.