Mo. 22. May '23 20:00 Uhr
Wuppertal Historische Stadthalle

Großer Saal

Igor Levit



€ 85 | 80 | 65 | 35 | 25

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Ever since his début performance at the Ruhr Piano Festival in 2011, Igor Levit has pursued a remarkable global career. He is not only well-known as a perceptive performer and eloquent communicator (for instance, in his podcast series on Beethoven’s piano sonatas), but has also attracted attention through his engagement as an intellectual, participating in societal debate with trenchant remarks – in response to which he receives insults and even death threats. In a column for the Tagesspiegel, Igor Levit quoted jazz pianist Nina Simone: “An artist’s duty is to reflect the times.” Levit added: “Artists and intellectuals describe the current situation, the emotional situation: our role is to portray what is there, to make it heard, to express it in words. Music is not just the legacy left behind by composers. Music describes infinity, it is immaterial; it touches us and expresses something about our states of mind. It can remind us of our potential as human beings and of our reason for existing – how we love, what we fear, what we hope for, what we fight for, how we give up, only to rise once more. It tells of love, anger, mourning, and exhaustion; it describes our comradeship and the battles we fight – in a word, music describes what it feels like to be alive.”

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Historische Stadthalle

Johannisberg 40

42103 Wuppertal
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Igor Levit

With an alert and critical mind, Igor Levit places his art in the context of social events and understands it as inseparably linked to them. The New York Times describes Igor Levit as one of the “most important artists of his generation”, the New Yorker as a pianist “like no other”.


Historical Town Hall

Die Historische Stadthalle ist eines der schönsten Konzerthäuser Europas. 1900 wurde die Stadthalle auf Initiative von Bürgern und Unternehmern der Stadt im prachtvoll-üppigen wilhelminischen Stil...




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