Igor Levit
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1987
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Igor Levit

Igor Levit Biography (BBC)

Being appointed a BBC’s New Generation Artist, young German-Russian pianist Igor Levit has also been announced as one of the artists taking part in the ECHO Rising Stars series from the 2012/13 season. Rising Stars will showcase Levit’s talent in venues such as BOZAR in Brussels and Barbican in London. Orchestral highlights coming up this season include performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (Vladimir Jurowski), the Budapest Festival Orchestra (Iván Fischer) and the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover (Eivind Gullberg Jensen), as well as his debut with the Staatkapelle Dresden (Mikhail Jurowski), concerts with the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker (Andrey Boreyko) and a return to the English Chamber Orchestra. In recital, he will return to the Prinzregententheater in Munich, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Heidelberger Frühling, and make debuts at the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Mozarteum Salzburg, and Konzerthaus Berlin. He will also visit Japan for a recital tour in February 2012. Further ahead, he will debut with the Orchestre National du Pays de la Loire, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, the Münchner Kammerorchester and will tour Japan with the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker.

Recent concert highlights have included performances with the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester and Andris Nelsons, NDR Sinfonieorchester under John Axelrod and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra as well as recital debuts in Berlin’s Radialsystem, Klavierfestival Ruhr, Rheingau Musik Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn, Schumannfest Düsseldorf and Musikfest Stuttgart. He performs regularly at the Kissinger Sommer festival – where he was awarded the 2009 “Luitpold Prize” for young artists

– and has most recently performed chamber music concerts, a recital and a concert with the National Philharmonic of Russia and Vladimir Spivakov.

A keen chamber musician, recital partners have included Lisa Batiashvili, François Leleux, Gautier and Renaud Capuçon, Mischa Maisky, Maxim Vengerov, Valeriy Sokolov and Maximilian Hornung. The youngest artist of the competition, Igor took four prizes at the 2005 International Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition, won second prize at the 2004 International Maria Callas Grand Prix in Athens, and first prize at the International Hamamatsu Piano Academy Competition

in Japan. Igor Levit recently graduated at the Hochschule für Musik in Hannover achieving the highest grades in the history of the college. His teachers include Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Matti Raekallio, Bernd Goetzke, Lajos Rovatkay and Hans Leygraf. Since 2003 Igor Levit has been supported by the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. He plays a Steinway D-grand piano generously provided by the foundation “Independent Opera at Sadler’s

Wells”.

Igor Levit Biography (Wikipedia)

Igor Levit (Russian: Игорь Левит), born 1987 in Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod) is a Russian-German pianist.

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Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Var. 5 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav
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Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Var. 5 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav
Ludwig van Beethoven
Diabelli Variations, op. 120
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Diabelli Variations, op. 120
Dmitri Shostakovich
24 Preludes, Op 34
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24 Preludes, Op 34
Igor Levit
Peace Piece
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Peace Piece
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No 1 in B flat major for keyboard, BWV 825 (Gigue)
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Partita No 1 in B flat major for keyboard, BWV 825 (Gigue)
Richard Wagner
Isoldens Liebestod
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Isoldens Liebestod
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata in C, Op 53
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Sonata in C, Op 53
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Seasons Op.37b for piano
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The Seasons Op.37b for piano
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor, Op.111
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Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor, Op.111
Dmitri Shostakovich
Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57
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Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57
Frederic Rzewski
The People United Will Never Be Defeated (Theme and Variations 1-5)
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The People United Will Never Be Defeated (Theme and Variations 1-5)
Robert Schumann
Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op 44
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Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op 44
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata in E major, Op 109
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Piano Sonata in E major, Op 109
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No 6 (mvt 2)
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Partita No 6 (mvt 2)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No 30 (mvt 1)
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Piano Sonata No 30 (mvt 1)
Frederic Rzewski
Variations on "The People United Will Never Be Defeated"; Last variation
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Variations on "The People United Will Never Be Defeated"; Last variation
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826: II Allemande
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Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826: II Allemande
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ode to Joy arr. Liszt
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Ode to Joy arr. Liszt
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor (Proms 2017)
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Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor (Proms 2017)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita for keyboard no. 4 (BWV.828) in D major, Allemande
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Partita for keyboard no. 4 (BWV.828) in D major, Allemande
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No.31 in A flat major, Op.110
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Piano Sonata No.31 in A flat major, Op.110
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No.28 in A major Op.101
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Piano Sonata No.28 in A major Op.101
Claude Debussy
Preludes Book 1 (selection)
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Preludes Book 1 (selection)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No 5 in G Major, BWV 829: 2nd movt, Allemande
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Partita No 5 in G Major, BWV 829: 2nd movt, Allemande
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto No. 27 in B flat major K.595 for piano and orchestra
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Concerto No. 27 in B flat major K.595 for piano and orchestra
Igor Levit
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Aria with 30 Variations (Var. 30)
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Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Aria with 30 Variations (Var. 30)
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Past BBC Events

BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Shostakovich 12
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
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Oct
2017
BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Shostakovich 12

BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Shostakovich 12

St David's Hall, Cardiff
Proms 2017: Prom 1: First Night of the Proms
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Royal Albert Hall
2017-07-14T02:48:36
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14
Jul
2017
Proms 2017: Prom 1: First Night of the Proms

Proms 2017: Prom 1: First Night of the Proms

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2015: Prom 63: Messiaen, Mozart & Bruckner
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Royal Albert Hall
2015-09-02T02:48:36
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Sep
2015
Proms 2015: Prom 63: Messiaen, Mozart & Bruckner

Proms 2015: Prom 63: Messiaen, Mozart & Bruckner

Royal Albert Hall
Kissinger Sommer Festival 2015: BBC SO at Kissinger Sommer Festival, Germany
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Regentenbau, Max-Littmann-Saal
2015-07-01T02:48:36
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Jul
2015
Kissinger Sommer Festival 2015: BBC SO at Kissinger Sommer Festival, Germany

Kissinger Sommer Festival 2015: BBC SO at Kissinger Sommer Festival, Germany

Regentenbau, Max-Littmann-Saal
BBC SO 2013-14 Season: Maxim Vengerov
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Barbican, London
2014-02-28T02:48:36
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28
Feb
2014
BBC SO 2013-14 Season: Maxim Vengerov

BBC SO 2013-14 Season: Maxim Vengerov

19:30
Barbican, London

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