Igor Levit

Russia, 1987

Igor Levit is a master pianist, renowned for his Bach, Beethoven and Liszt recordings. He began playing piano at age three and studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Musikhochschule Hannover with Karl-Henz Kämmerling and Matti Raekallio, among others. He graduated with the highest academic and performance scores in the history of the institute in 2009, and is currently teaching there. Levit has appeared in major concert halls and music festivals around the world. He was awarded the 5th International Beethoven Prize for his political commitment in 2019, followed by the ‘Statue B’ of the International Auschwitz Committee on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz 2020. He has released several albums, including the 2-CD set Life in 2018, including works by Busoni, Bach, Schumann and Bill Evans, and the complete Beethoven piano sonatas in 2019.