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Friday, March 8, 2024 7:30 PM // Hill Auditorium

Igor Levit, piano

Performance
Igor Levit by Felix Broede-Sony Classical
 

“Igor Levit is like no other pianist,” proclaims The New Yorker, while The New York Times calls him “one of the most important artists of his generation.”

In this return engagement after his 2016 UMS debut, Igor Levit performs transcriptions of Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony and the Adagio from Mahler’s unfinished 10th symphony, as well as Paul Hindemith’s Suite “1922,” written for solo piano with several movements based on popular dances of the day, including the shimmy, Boston, and ragtime.

With an alert and critical mind, he places his art in the context of social events and understands it as inseparably linked to them. The Nizhny Novgorod native moved to Germany at age eight, and within a decade was the youngest participant in the International Arthur Rubinstein Competition, where he won silver, the special prize for chamber music, the audience prize, and the special prize for the best performance of contemporary pieces. In 2018, he was recognized with the Gilmore Artist Award, a major prize presented every four years to a classical pianist by the Gilmore Festival in Kalamazoo.

Program

Paul Hindemith Suite 1922
Gustav Mahler Adagio from Symphony No. 10 (arr. for piano by Ronald Stevenson)
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 (“Eroica”) (arr. for piano by Franz Liszt)

Meet the Artist

Igor Levit
Igor Levit

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Friday, March 8, 2024 7:30 PM
Hill Auditorium

Igor Levit, piano

Performance
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“Igor Levit is like no other pianist,” proclaims The New Yorker, while The New York Times calls him “one of the most important artists of his generation.”

In this return engagement after his 2016 UMS debut, Igor Levit performs transcriptions of Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony and the Adagio from Mahler’s unfinished 10th symphony, as well as Paul Hindemith’s Suite “1922,” written for solo piano with several movements based on popular dances of the day, including the shimmy, Boston, and ragtime.

With an alert and critical mind, he places his art in the context of social events and understands it as inseparably linked to them. The Nizhny Novgorod native moved to Germany at age eight, and within a decade was the youngest participant in the International Arthur Rubinstein Competition, where he won silver, the special prize for chamber music, the audience prize, and the special prize for the best performance of contemporary pieces. In 2018, he was recognized with the Gilmore Artist Award, a major prize presented every four years to a classical pianist by the Gilmore Festival in Kalamazoo.

Program

Paul Hindemith Suite 1922
Gustav Mahler Adagio from Symphony No. 10 (arr. for piano by Ronald Stevenson)
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 (“Eroica”) (arr. for piano by Franz Liszt)

Meet the Artist

Igor Levit
Igor Levit

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Igor Levit
Igor Levit

Born in Nizhni Novgorod, Igor Levit moved to Germany with his family at the age of eight. He completed his piano studies in Hannover with the highest score in the history of the institute. His teachers included Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Matti Raekallio, Bernd Goetzke, Lajos Rovatkay and Hans Leygraf. Igor Levit was the youngest participant in the 2005 International Arthur Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv, where he won silver, the special prize for chamber music, the audience prize and the special prize for the best performance of contemporary pieces. In 2018 Igor Levit has been named the eigth recipient of the prestigious “Gilmore Artist Award” – conferred only every four years to a classical pianist and recognized as the largest and one of the world’s most distinguished music awards.

Learn more at igor-levit.com

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