Nobel Prize Concert 2020

Pianist Igor Levit soloist at this year’s Nobel Prize Concert

The world-renowned pianist Igor Levit performed at this year’s Nobel Prize Concert on 8 December. At his side, he had conductor Stéphane Denève leading the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

The 2020 Nobel Prize Concert was streamed online due to the current situation. It was streamed globally through the Nobel Prize YouTube channel and on SVT Play also streamed the performance live.

Watch the concert here

Concert programme
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”
Guillaume Connesson: Flammenschrift
Andrea Tarrodi: Solus
Igor Stravinsky: From The Firebird Suite (1945)

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Igor Levit is one of the most important pianists of his generation. He regularly performs at large concert halls across the world. Born in Nizhni Nowgorod in 1987, Igor Levit moved to Germany with his family, aged eight. He completed his piano studies at Hannover Academy of Music, Theatre and Media in 2009 with the highest academic and performance scores in the history of the institute. Igor Levit is the 2018 Gilmore Artist and Royal Philharmonic Society’s “Instrumentalist of the Year” 2018.

Igor Levit

Igor Levit.

Photo: Robbie Lawrence

With concert halls closed due to coronavirus, Igor Levit has been broadcasting nightly ‘House Concerts’ from his living room since 12 March. These concerts are live streamed on Twitter:

Igor Levit

Photo taken from Igor Levit’s new recording ‘Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas’,

© Felix Broede/Sony Classical


Stéphane Denève is the Music Director of the Brussels Philharmonic and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. He has previously served as Chief Conductor of Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR) and Music Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Stéphane Denève.

Stéphane Denève.

Photo: Jessica Griffin

The Nobel Prize Concert is an annual concert that is part of the Nobel Week official program celebrating that year’s Nobel Laureates. It is presented by Nobel Prize Outreach in cooperation with Konserthuset Stockholm.

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