Russian pianist Igor Levit made his Boston Symphony Orchestra debut at Tanglewood, Lenox, on 14 August. Described last year as “the future” (The Los Angeles Times), the young virtuoso gave a “showstopping” (Mass Live) performance alongside the orchestra and conductor David Afkham.
Andrew L. Pincus of The Berkshire Eagle writes: “Levit came with a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 that tipped the balance attractively toward the young composer’s questing spirit”.
In a preview to the performance The Boston Globe described Mr Levit as a “restless piano innovator”, whilst Ken Ross of Mass Live was full of praise for the pianist’s performance, writing: “Pianist Igor Levit hit one out of the park with his performance of Beethoven’s third piano concerto in C minor. And I expect we’ll hear a lot more about Levit in the future.”
Mr Ross continues: “Looking back years from now, I’m sure the piece people will be talking about will be the Beethoven concerto and what great job Levit, the orchestra and Afkham did performing such a showstopping work.”
Igor Levit makes his debut with the Staatskapelle Dresden in Munich on 11 September 2016. Click here for tickets and further information.