Ukrainian-Canadian pianist and composer Dmitri Levkovich was born into both avocations and honed his skills on the piano under the guidance of Sergei Babayan for 11 years and in composition at the Curtis Institute of Music. Dmitri's 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.”
Between 2005 and 2013 he earned top awards at more than a dozen international competitions, including the Cleveland, Jose Iturbi, Gina Bachauer, China Piano Competitions and the Vendôme Prize in Lisbon. Dmitri has earned ‘audience favorite’ awards and special recognition for his performances of Chopin’s works. FollowingDmitri’s winning the 2013 International German Piano Award, he appeared in both the Grand Hall and Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonie, the Grand Hall of Frankfurt’s Alte Oper, Fazioli Concert Hall in Sacile, and Shanghai’s Oriental Arts Center, as well as in Qatar and Tbilisi.
His performing credits include solo engagements with the Cleveland Orchestra, China National Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic, and Utah Symphony Orchestra under such conductors as Valery Gergiev, Jahja Ling, George Pehlivanian, Vladimir Spivakov, Markus Stenz, and Sebastian Weigle. In recital he has performed at Carnegie Hall, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, the Great Halls of the Moscow Conservatory and the Gulbenkian Foundation, Beijing’s National Center for the Performing Arts, Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, and the Mariinsky Theater’s Concert Hall. Dmitri has participated in such festivals as Deer Valley, New Contemporary Piano Faces at Mariinsky, Gergiev Festival in Rotterdam, Salzburg Whitsun, the New York International Keyboard Institute and Festival, and Ravello. His recording of Rachmaninoff’s 24 Preludes met with worldwide critical acclaim and earned Dmitri nomination for the 2016 International Classical Music Award.