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Igor Levit, piano
Winner of Gramophone’s “Recording of the Year 2016” award and most recently named the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award, a $300,000 international piano prize conferred every four years, Igor Levit has now progressed from rising star to “one of the essential artists of his generation” (The New York Times). Born in Nizhny Novgorod in 1987, Levit moved with his family to Germany at the age of eight where he currently resides. As the youngest participant in the 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. After making his U.S. debut in 2015 and his International Artist Series debut in 2016, the Schubert Club enthusiastically welcomes this phenomenal young artist back, this time to the larger Ordway Music Theater, for a predominantly Germanic recital program featuring the music of Bach, Busoni, Schumann, Wagner and Liszt.
Please join us one hour prior to the performance for a pre-concert talk led by Mark Mazullo.
A major new pianist has arrived.New York Times
Igor Levit: In a class of his own.The Telegraph
Levit is pre-eminently a real musician who seems built to last.The Guardian
ProgramBach - Chaconne in D minor, arr. Brahms
Busoni - Fantasia after J.S. Bach BV 253
Schumann - Geistervariationen (aka Theme and Variations in E flat)WoO 24
Wagner - Parsifal: Solemn March to the Holy Grail, arr. Liszt
Liszt - Fantasy and Fugue on the chorale "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam", arr. Busoni
Programs may be subject to change. Concerts are estimated to be approximately 2 hours with one intermission.