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Igor
Levit

Conductor

According to The Guardian, ‘Igor Levit … seems built to last.’ The authoritative music magazine Gramophone named the Russian pianist its Artist of the Year in 2016.

Born in Nizhni Novgorod in 1987, Levit moved with his family to Germany at the age of eight. There he studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Hannover, where Karl-Heinz Kämmerling was one of his teachers. Prior to this, he had studied with Hans Leygraf at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.

As the youngest participant in its history, he won the silver prize at the 2005 Arthur Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv, as well as the prize for best performer of chamber music, the audience favourite prize and the prize for best performer of a required contemporary work.

Igor Levit has performed with orchestra such as the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gewandhaus­orchester Leipzig, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. His debut CD on Sony Classical containing Beethoven’s late sonatas won many prizes in 2014, including an ECHO Klassik. In 2016, his cd with works by Bach, Beethoven and Rzewsky was named Recording of the Year at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards. In 2018 he received the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award.

Levit made his debut with the Concertgebouworkest in April 2018, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 under the baton of Jakub Hrůša.

According to The Guardian, ‘Igor Levit … seems built to last.’ The authoritative music magazine Gramophone named the Russian pianist its Artist of the Year in 2016.

Born in Nizhni Novgorod in 1987, Levit moved with his family to Germany at the age of eight. There he studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Hannover, where Karl-Heinz Kämmerling was one of his teachers. Prior to this, he had studied with Hans Leygraf at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.

As the youngest participant in its history, he won the silver prize at the 2005 Arthur Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv, as well as the prize for best performer of chamber music, the audience favourite prize and the prize for best performer of a required contemporary work.

Igor Levit has performed with orchestra such as the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gewandhaus­orchester Leipzig, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. His debut CD on Sony Classical containing Beethoven’s late sonatas won many prizes in 2014, including an ECHO Klassik. In 2016, his cd with works by Bach, Beethoven and Rzewsky was named Recording of the Year at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards. In 2018 he received the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award.

Levit made his debut with the Concertgebouworkest in April 2018, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 under the baton of Jakub Hrůša.