Contestant 13: Dmitri Levkovitch
Canadian pianist Dmitri Levkovitch isn’t one to sleep on his laurels for long. In the space of six weeks he won four International Piano Competitions, giving fifteen performances, three of them with orchestras.
Dmitri Levkovich isn’t just a pianist, but also a World famous composer. He has played in many of the most prestigious concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Beijing’s National Center for the Performing Arts, Theatre des Champs Elysees, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory and numerous appearances at the Mariinsky Theater’s Concert Hall in St. Petersburg. He has collaborated with the following conductors Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Spivakov, Jahja Ling and George Pehlivanian, and has featured as a soloist with many orchestras, among them the Cleveland Orchestra, Utah Symphony, China National Orchestra and the Gulbenkian Orchestra of Portugal.
Dmitri was invited to perform at several music festivals, including Deer Valley, New Contemporary Piano Faces at Mariinsky, Salzburg Whitsun and Ravello.
In 2010, he won First Prize at the China International Piano Competition in Xiamen -China’s most prominent piano contest. Since entering the competition stage in 2005, he has received numerous top prizes, including Cleveland, Gina Bachauer International Artists, Vendôme Prize and Jose Iturbi International Piano Competitions.
His consistency and stamina were evident when, in the space of six weeks, he won four International Piano Competitions, giving fifteen performances, three of them with orchestras. Recently, Dmitri won the prestigious “German Piano Award” in Frankfurt.
For eleven years he studied piano with renowned pianist Sergei Babayan. Dmitri is also a graduate of Curtis Institute of Music in composition, and his compositions have been performed by orchestras in both the United States and in Europe. He has successfully taught piano and chamber music master classes at various universities across the United States and has served several times as a jury member.
Here’s a clip of Dmitri Levkovitch at the 20th New Orleans International Piano Competition, where he won the silver medal.