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Igor Levit receives the 2018 Gilmore Artist Award / Gramophone

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Igor Levit has been named as the recipient of the 2018 Gilmore Artist Award. The prestigious Award - worth $300,000 - has a track record of honouring some of today's most brilliant and interesting pianists, ones who combine virtuosity with individuality and a questing musical mind. Awarded every four years, the most recent winners were Rafał Blechacz in 2014, Kirill Gerstein (2010) and Ingrid Fliter (2006), all of whom have achieved acclaim for their subsequent achievements. Levit, however, is arguably much better-known than any of those three previous recipients were at the time of their Award; signed to Sony Classical, he received Gramophone's Recording of the Year in 2016 for his recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations, Beethoven's Diabelli Variations and Rzewski's The People United Will Never Be Defeated!

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