Ukrainian-Canadian pianist and composer Dmitri Levkovich was born into both avocations. His performances were praised for "artistic sophistication far above the ordinary" (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) and "understanding of the music far beyond most young pianists” (American Record Guide). His original compositions were reviewed in the Philadelphia’s Broad Street Review - “…the musicians could jump right into the heartfelt melodies and big emotional surges of Levkovich’s slow movement.”
During 2015-16 season Dmitri performed Grieg Concerto with Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Liszt First Piano Concerto at the Great Hall of Berlin Philharmonie, debuted at Ravinia Festival and was featured in an ARTE TV's "Stars of tomorrow" performing Prokofiev's First Piano Concerto. His recording of Rachmaninoff’s 24 Preludes, sponsored by IPF, was met with worldwide critical acclaim and earned Dmitri nomination for the 2016 International Classical Music Award.
Dmitri honed his skills on the piano under the guidance of Sergei Babayan for 11 years and in composition at the Curtis Institute of Music. He is the winner of more than a dozen international piano competitions, including the China, Cleveland, German Piano Award, Gina Bachauer, Jose Iturbi and the Vendôme Prize. Dmitri has earned numerous ‘audience favorite’ awards and special prizes, notably for best performance of Chopin’s works.
His performing credits include solo engagements with the Cleveland Orchestra, China National , Dresden Philharmonic, Gulbenkian, Frankfurt HR Radio, Mariinsky, Slovak Philharmonic, and Utah Symphony Orchestra under such conductors as Valery Gergiev, Jahja Ling, George Pehlivanian, Vladimir Spivakov, Markus Stenz, and Sebastian Weigle. He has performed at Great Halls of the Alte Oper Frankfurt, Beijing’s National Center for the Performing Arts, Berlin Philharmonie, Gulbenkian Foundation, Moscow Conservatory, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Warsaw Philharmonie, as well as Mariinsky Theater’s Concert Hall and Carnegie Hall.
The highlights of 2017 include a feature episode on "Living the Classical Life", a solo recital at the Mozart Saal of Alte Oper Frankfurt and a solo recital as well as Rachmaninoff's 4th Concerto with Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev at the II International Mariinsky Far East Festival.