Igor Levit has established himself as “one of the essential artists of his generation” (The New Yok Times). The press attests to his performing with a “wealth of meaning without artifice” (Washington Post) leaving the listener “speechless with amazement and admiration” (The Telegraph). In January 2018, Igor Levit was named the Gilmore Artist 2018, and in May 2018, he was named “Instrumentalist of the Year” at the 2018 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards. Born in Nizhni Nowgorod in 1987, Igor Levit at age eight moved with his family to Germany. He completed his piano studies at Hannover Academy of Music, Theatre and Media in 2009 with the highest academic and performance scores in the history of the institute. Igor Levit has studied under the tutelage of Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Matti Raekallio, Bernd Goetze, Lajos Rovatkay and Hans Leygraf. As the youngest participant in 2005 Arthur Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv, Igor Levit won the Silver Prize, as well as the Prize for Best Performer of Chamber Music, the Audience Favorite Prize and the Prize for Best Performer of Contemporary Music. In Berlin, where he makes his home, Igor Levit is playing on a Steinway D Grand Piano kindly given to him by the Trustees of Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells.
FantasiaArtists Igor Levit
Release Date: 09/29/2023
Igor Levit's highly anticipated album, Fantasia, is set to be released by Sony Classical on September 29, 2023. This exceptional double album features four paradigmatic works spanning from 1720 to 1910, carefully selected and performed by Levit himself. From Bach's profound Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor to Liszt's electrifying B minor Sonata, Busoni's masterful Fantasia contrappuntistica, and Berg's poignant Piano Sonata, this collection embodies both emotional depth and instrumental brilliance. Levit's interpretations are further complemented by four captivating shorter pieces, including Siloti's arrangement of Bach's Air and Liszt's transcription of Schubert's Der Doppelgänger.