Star pianist on his own path
Igor Levit - a star like in the book? Not quite, because there are no templates or categories for this exceptional pianist. Levit is always different, always eager to experiment, always ready, driven by curiosity and a strong attitude, to break new ground and make courageous decisions. His huge fan base appreciates the fact that he always takes them along with his artistic expressions into the realm of new discoveries. You don't often see the name Fred Hersch on the programs of classical concerts, for example. Levit, however, says that he has received important imprinting from the jazz musician: "Fred Hersch has played a great role in my self-affirmation, for example, by taking away my fear of the path I'm taking." In his recital, Levit combines Hersch with breathtakingly virtuosic works of German Romanticism, opening up a new approach to both sound worlds.