Harvey J. Bellin

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Harvey J. Bellin studied piano with David Sokoloff in Philadelphia where he won the Children’s Concert Auditions at the age of 12. He then performed the first movement of Saint-Saens’ G Minor Concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Dr. Bellin ended his formal piano studies and entered medical school. He continued to perform, however, playing in dance bands and at clubs and cocktail parties. He took up formal studies again with George Sementovsky and later with Yoheved Kaplinsky and Sheila Paige. He has played in masterclasses at the Dorothy Taubman Institute in Amherst, MA, and then Williamstown, MA, as well as the Piano Wellness Seminar in North Carolina. Dr. Bellin played for the University of Pennsylvania Male Glee Club and traveled with them internationally. He has also accompanied for the Orpheus Club in Philadelphia. Dr. Bellin served as Chairman of the Pathology Department at an academic affiliated community hospital in Philadelphia for many years. He now works in private laboratories as medical director.