Igor Levitt

The owner of the talent to become the greatest pianist of this century!

A young genius pianist with perfect technique and artistic maturity !

Igor Levit

Born 1987 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. At the age of 6, he demonstrated his precociousness by debuting with an orchestra. At the age of 8, he moved with his family to Germany and graduated from the Hanover Music Academy with the highest grades ever. He has studied under Karl-Heinz Kemalink, Matti Raecarlio, Bernd Goetzke, and Hans Reigraf. Since 2003, he has received grants from the German National Learning Foundation and the German Music Foundation.

In 2005, he won four prizes at the Rubinstein International Piano Competition, although he was the youngest participant. In 2004, he won the 2nd prize at the Maria Callas International Competition (Athens) and the 1st prize at the Hamamatsu International Piano Academy Competition.

He has worked with many world-class orchestras and conductors, including the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons, the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra under John Axelrod, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Christian Vazquez. He has also been invited to give recitals at Radialsystem (Berlin), Ruhr Piano Festival, Rheingau Festival, Beethoven Fest (Bonn), Schumann Fest (Dusseldorf), and Stuttgart Festival. In addition to recitals and chamber music concerts at the "Kissingen Summer" music festival, he has frequently appeared in concerts with the Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Spivakov. Awarded. In December 2011, he performed with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra conducted by Fabio Luisi and received rave reviews.

An enthusiastic chamber musician, he has performed with leading artists such as Lisa Batiashvili, François Leroux, Valérie Sokolov, Gautier & Renaud Capuçon, Mischa Maisky, Maxim Vengerov, Lawrence Power, Maximilian Hornung, Tabea.・Scheduled to co-star with Zimmermann at the Beethoven Hall Bonn.

Last season he performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski, the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Ivan Fischer, the North German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in Hannover under Evan Gulberg Jensen, the Dresden State Opera Orchestra under Mikhail Jurowski, Andrey・Collaboration with the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra conducted by Boreyko and the English Chamber Orchestra. He has given many recitals, including at the Prinzregenten Theater, Alte Oper Frankfurt, "Heidelberg Spring" Music Festival, Reishalle (Hamburg), Mozarteum (Salzburg), Konzerthaus (Berlin), etc. took a day tour.

This season will feature a European tour with the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Orchester National de Loire de France, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, the WDR Symphony Orchestra of Cologne (conducted by Krzysztof Urbanski), the North West German Philharmonic Orchestra, The Hague. He is scheduled to perform with the Residency Orchestra (Lawrence Foster conducting) at the Kissingen Summer Music Festival.

He has given many recitals at the Cologne Philharmonic, Luxembourg Philharmonic, Megaron Athens, Stockholm Concert Hall, Louditori (Barcelona), Birmingham Symphony Hall, Budapest Arts Hall, Baden-Baden Festival Theater, Sage Gateshead, etc. schedule. Levitt is also resident artist at the 2013 Spring Festival in Heidelberg, recital at the festival, artistic director of the Chamber Music Academy, and soloist at the festival concerts with the German Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra of Bremen, conducted by Roger Norrington. I am planning to perform.

Selected as a BBC New Generation Artist and as a participating artist in the 2012-2013 season of the ECHO Rising Stars series, he is expected to continue to perform at Beaux Arts in Brussels, the Barbican Center in London, and other venues in the future. In October 2012, he signed an exclusive artist contract with Sony Classical, and plans to release Beethoven's work in the fall of 2013.


"This young pianist not only has the potential to become the greatest pianist of the century, but he has already done so."

– Eleonore Büning, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonnatgszeitung

“Young Levitt powerfully shaped Prokofiev's concerto not only with impeccable technique, but with remarkable artistic maturity.

–-Neue Zürcher Zeitung, April 2009<

“He played Tchaikovsky with a very warm, round sound and a wonderful dynamic. gave"

–Weser Kurier, January 2012

“Levitt has mastered everything there is to know about music. He plays articulately, with great control, precise thought and thoughtfulness. Such a touch of maturity for a pianist of his age is unbelievable.”

–Kulturradio, September 2011

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