Igor Levit was recently announced as the winner of the prestigious quadrennial Gilmore Artist Award, and snagged Gramophone’s Recording of the Year 2016. He returns to the VRS stage after a sold-out Canadian debut in 2016. His riveting performances leave audiences wanting more and critics scrambling for superlatives.
“He hit the first note and the sheer depth and resonant sovereignty of his tone engulfed a monumental space.” — The LA Times
This program, curated by Igor Levit, explores the interrelationship between composer and arranger.
J.S. BACH: Chaconne in D minor, BWV 1004 arr. Brahms
BUSONI: Fantasia after J.S. Bach KiV 253
SCHUMANN: Ghost Variations WoO 24
WAGNER: Parsifal: Solemn March to the Holy Grail arr. Liszt
LISZT: Fantasy and Fugue on the chorale, “Ad nos ad salutarem undam” arr. Busoni
In Association With:
The Chan Endowment Fund
at the University of British Columbia