Pianist Igor Levit is the soloist at the First Night of the Proms tonight, performing Beethoven’s groundbreaking Third Piano Concerto at the Royal Albert Hall.

Igor Levit, winner of Gramophone’s Recording of the Year in 2016, has been described as “one of the essential artists of our generation” (The New York Times) and “an artist built to last” (The Guardian).

In addition to Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Prom 1’s programme also features the world premiere of St. John’s Dance by British composer Tom Coult, and John Adams’ Harmonium – marking the composer’s 70th birthday this year.

The First Night of the Proms will be broadcast live at 8pm on BBC4. For more information, please visit bbc.co.uk/