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Igor Levit: Bio

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.

1 Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825 - I  
2 Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825 - 2  
3 Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825 - 3  
4 Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825 - 4  
5 Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825 - 5  
6 Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825 - 6  
7 Bach: Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826 - I  
8 Bach: Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826 - 2  
9 Bach: Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826 - 3  
10 Bach: Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826 - 4  
11 Bach: Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826 - 5  
12 Bach: Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826 - 6  
13 Bach: Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828 - I  
14 Bach: Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828 - 2  
15 Bach: Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828 - 3  
16 Bach: Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828 - 4  
17 Bach: Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828 - 5  
18 Bach: Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828 - 6  
19 Bach: Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828 - 7  
20 Bach: Partita No. 3 in A Minor, BWV 827 - I  
21 Bach: Partita No. 3 in A Minor, BWV 827 - 2  
22 Bach: Partita No. 3 in A Minor, BWV 827 - 3  
23 Bach: Partita No. 3 in A Minor, BWV 827 - 4  
24 Bach: Partita No. 3 in A Minor, BWV 827 - 5  
25 Bach: Partita No. 3 in A Minor, BWV 827 - 6  
26 Bach: Partita No. 3 in A Minor, BWV 827 - 7  
27 Bach: Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829 - I  
28 Bach: Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829 - 2  
29 Bach: Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829 - 3  
30 Bach: Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829 - 4  
31 Bach: Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829 - 5  
32 Bach: Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829 - 6  
33 Bach: Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829 - 7  
34 Bach: Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830 - I  
35 Bach: Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830 - 2  
36 Bach: Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830 - 3  
37 Bach: Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830 - 4  
38 Bach: Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830 - 5  
39 Bach: Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830 - 6  
40 Bach: Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830 - 7  
Igor Levit performing Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825 - I. Praeludium
Igor Levit - An interview with BBC New Generation Artist
May It Return To The Heart (Igor Levit, pianist & Hans Ulrich Obrist, curator) | DLD 18

Igor Levit has recorded the Partitas by this incommensurable Bach, BWV 825-830: it's the second release by the 27-year-old pianist, whom many regard as the greatest talent of his time. With his debut album, featuring the late Beethoven sonatas, Levit already enjoyed great success and international critical acclaim: the album rose to no. 46 in Germany's Top 100 album charts.

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