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Igor Levit

Igor Levit

Piano

Widely acknowledged as one of the greatest pianists of the early twenty-first century, Igor Levit was born in Gorky in 1987 but moved to Hanover in 1995, where he subsequently studied at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien. He made his recording debut on Sony Classical in 2013, with the last four Beethoven sonatas; the album was greeted with widespread critical acclaim, with BBC Music Magazine declaring that ‘those who are searching for perfection can stop here…revelatory experiences like this don’t come often in a lifetime’ and Gramophone describing the recording as ‘a debut of true significance’. Levit won the newcomer of the Year at the 2014 BBC Music Magazine Awards in recognition of the recording; his third album (a triptych of variations by Bach, Beethoven and Rzewski) was Recording of the Year at the 2016 Gramophone Awards, and in 2018 he won the instrumental category of the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards.

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Further Reading: Igor Levit

 Recording of the Week, A moving recital from Igor Levit with music by Bach, Liszt and Wagner

Igor Levit explores music of transfiguration and transcendence in his Life Album, an eclectic recital of Bach-via-Busoni and Wagner-via-Liszt.

 Recording of the Week, Igor Levit plays music by Bach, Beethoven, and Rzewski

Katherine listens to three sets of variations from the formidable Russian-German pianist Igor Levit.

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