Igor Levit

TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2022 at 7:30PM

VENUE Matthews Theater


Born in Nizhni Nowgorod in 1987, Igor Levit moved to Germany with his family at age eight. 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 is the 2018 Gilmore Artist and Royal Philharmonic Society’s “Instrumentalist of the Year” 2018. The New York Times describes Igor Levit as one of the "most important artists of his generation" He has been appointed a professorship at his Alma Mater in spring 2019. In November 2020 Igor Levit was nominated for a Grammy in the category "Best Classical Instrumental Solo“. 

Click here to read a personal note about Igor Levit from McCarter's Director of Special Programming, Bill Lockwood.






 Program McCarter Theater Center, January 11th 2022


Ludwig van Beethoven: (1770-1827)

Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109

Composed 1820 Vivace ma non troppo / Adagio espressivo


Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindun


Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Six moments musicaux, D 780

Composed 1828




Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

Prelude from Tristan and Isolde, WWV 90

Composed 1858 (arr. Zoltán Kocsis)


Franz Liszt (1811-1886) 

Piano Sonata in B minor, S. 178

Composed 1853 (no movement titles)


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