Classical music star Igor Levit
in conversation with Jaap Nico Hamburger
Igor Levit is a Russian-German pianist. He primarily focuses on performance of works by Beethoven, Bach, and Busoni. In 2019, he was appointed to a professorship at the Musikhochschule Hannover. Igor Levit was named Gramophone's 2020 Artist of the Year and was nominated for a Grammy in the category "Best Classical Instrumental Solo."
"Igor Levit is Like No Other Pianist" The New Yorker
Jaap Nico Hamburger is the current composer in residence with Mécénat Musica in Montréal. His compositions have been performed and recorded with l'Orchestre Metropolitain de Montreal, Ensemble Caprice and Vancouver’s Turning Ensemble. He is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine and previously practiced as Interventional Cardiologist.
The interview will be interspersed with Igor Levit's piano performances.
Sponsored by Gluskin Sheff & Associates Inc., Sylvia Aikins to honour the memory of her late husband George, and by The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, and by The Joseph Kage Endowment, Reuven Brainin Fund, and The Rivka and Yaacov Grossman Annual Memorial Endowment Fund.
Introduced by Trudis Goldsmith-Reber,
English Programming Committee co-Chair.