About Igor Levit
A German-based pianist known for his intense performing style, Igor Levit has earned acclaim for his renditions of classical hits.
∙ In 2014, he landed two Top 10 LPs on the Billboard Traditional Classical Albums chart: Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas and Bach: Partitas, BWV 825-830.
∙ The success of Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 earned him BBC Music Magazine Newcomer of the Year and Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist of the Year honors in 2014.
∙ UK classical music publication Gramophone Magazine included Bach: Partitas, BWV 825-830 in their Recording of the Month series in 2014.
∙ Life, his 2018 LP, simultaneously peaked at No. 3 and No. 6 respectively on Billboard’s Traditional Classical Albums and Classical Albums charts.
∙ Recognized for his musical and political contributions, he was honored with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2020—one of the highest citizen achievements in the country.
∙ Levit was named Artist of the Year at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards in 2020.
∙ In response to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, he launched the video series “Corona House Concerts,” during which he streamed live recitals from his Berlin living room.