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Born in Nizhny Novgorod, Igor Levit moved to Germany with his family at the age of 8. He completed his piano studies at the Hanover Academy of Music at the age of 22 with the highest academic and performance scores in the history of the institute. As the youngest participant in the 2005 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition, Igor won the Silver Medal, the Prize for Best Performance of Chamber Music, the ‘Audience Favourite’ Prize and the Prize for Best Performance of Contemporary Music.
“Russian-German pianist Igor Levit made a hypnotic North American debut, playing the last three piano sonatas of Beethoven with the wisdom of a pianist twice his age.” — Alex Ross, The New Yorker
J.S. BACH: Partita No. 4 BWV 828
SCHUBERT: Moments Musicaux D. 780
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in D minor, Op. 31 No.2 (Tempest)
PROKOFIEV: Sonata No. 7, Op. 83