Programme

    • Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
    • Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1 in D minor op. 15
    • Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
    • Symphony E flat major Hob. I/103 ›Paukenwirbel‹

Piano

Igor Levit

Born in the Russian town of Nizhni Novgorod in 1987, this exceptional, thirty year-old musician is already considered one of the most significant pianists of the century. He completed his studies at the Hanover College of Music, Theatre and Media with the highest marks ever achieved in the history of the institute.  Today, this young highly sought-after pianist lives in Berlin.

The highlights of his most recent seasons include collaborations with great orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra and also the rousing success of the 2017 BBC Proms opening night, with Ed Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

After his debuts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival and with the Vienna Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival in 2018, a comprehensive range of orchestral debuts in the 2018 / 19 season will frame a number of further performances with the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre National de France, the Scala Philharmonic and the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig. Igor Levit will once again be performing this season with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra. He will also be on tour with the Vienna Philharmonic, which is due to include his much awaited New York debut at Carnegie Hall.

Igor Levit is also exclusive artist for Sony Classical and won the BBC Music Magazine ›Newcomer of the Year Award 2014‹ for his Beethoven recordings, as well as an Echo-Klassik – also in 2014 – in the category Solo Recording of the Year. He has already performed with the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen on several occasions. Igor Levit is winner of the ›2018 Gilmore Artist Award‹ and the ›Instrumentalist of the year 2018‹ of the Royal Philharmonic Society.

Conductor

Paavo Järvi

Grammy Award winner Paavo Järvi is one of the most internationally sought-after conductors of our time. Born in Tallinn, Estonia, he studied percussion and conducting at the Tallinn School of Music and continued his studies in the USA at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute with Leonard Bernstein.

Paavo Järvi has been Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen since 2004, making him the orchestra’s longest-serving principal conductor. Their joint successes with the Beethoven cycle are phenomenal. Among others, Paavo Järvi received the Echo Klassik 2010 Conductor of the Year award for his CD recording of Symphonies No. 2 and No. 6. His following project with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, the symphonies of Robert Schumann, was as successful as the Beethoven Project. The Japanese Mostly Classics magazine effused: »Järvi’s Schumann is set to go down in Schumann concert history.« Together with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, Paavo Järvi is now working on the Brahms cycle.

Paavo Järvi has been named Artist of the Year by the French magazine Diapason. This was the second major award in 2015 for Paavo Järvi who was also honoured with the same title in September by Gramophone Magazine in London.

Paavo Järvi is also Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris and Artistic Advisor to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the Pärnu Festival and the Järvi Academy. Furthermore, he is principal conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo. Guest conducting engagements regularly take him to leading orchestras such as the Berlin or Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam as well as American orchestras in New York, Cleveland and Chicago.

Piano

Igor Levit

Born in the Russian town of Nizhni Novgorod in 1987, this exceptional, thirty year-old musician is already considered one of the most significant pianists of the century. He completed his studies at the Hanover College of Music, Theatre and Media with the highest marks ever achieved in the history of the institute.  Today, this young highly sought-after pianist lives in Berlin.

The highlights of his most recent seasons include collaborations with great orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra and also the rousing success of the 2017 BBC Proms opening night, with Ed Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

After his debuts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival and with the Vienna Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival in 2018, a comprehensive range of orchestral debuts in the 2018 / 19 season will frame a number of further performances with the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre National de France, the Scala Philharmonic and the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig. Igor Levit will once again be performing this season with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra. He will also be on tour with the Vienna Philharmonic, which is due to include his much awaited New York debut at Carnegie Hall.

Igor Levit is also exclusive artist for Sony Classical and won the BBC Music Magazine ›Newcomer of the Year Award 2014‹ for his Beethoven recordings, as well as an Echo-Klassik – also in 2014 – in the category Solo Recording of the Year. He has already performed with the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen on several occasions. Igor Levit is winner of the ›2018 Gilmore Artist Award‹ and the ›Instrumentalist of the year 2018‹ of the Royal Philharmonic Society.