利費茲
Michail Lifits
「色彩十足且令人愉悅的親密感!」這是《法蘭克福廣訊報》對鋼琴家利費茲演出的評論,這位年輕鋼琴家正由於他迷人的音樂性而快速獲得古典樂壇矚目。在多次廣受好評的獨奏會以及室內樂演出之中,他「成熟的音色,好似智慧滿盈」(《南德日報》)感動了全世界許多聽眾以及評論者。

目前利費茲的部分音樂會行程包括了與慕尼黑室內樂團合作、與慕尼黑交響樂團/馬利歐蒂合作、與漢諾威NDR廣播愛樂/曼澤合作、與瓦倫西亞管弦樂團/廷高合作、在季辛格夏日音樂節、許維辛根 SWR 音樂節、梅克倫堡音樂節、布根史托克音樂節、薩爾茲堡音樂節演出。

2009 年,利費茲贏得第 57 屆布梭尼國際鋼琴大賽的首獎,之後他在許多國際主要的音樂中心演出,包括紐約的卡內基廳與林肯中心、柏林愛樂廳、慕尼黑的赫庫勒廳與愛樂廳、漢堡的萊斯廳、米蘭的威爾第廳、蘇黎世的音樂廳、阿姆斯特丹皇家大會堂、布魯塞爾的新藝術廳等地。

身為獨奏家,利費茲與許多樂團合作,包括柏林德意志交響樂團、海格愛樂、慕尼黑交響樂團、海德堡愛樂、波札諾的海頓管弦樂團/倫巴德、莫斯科獨奏家合奏團/巴許米特、艾弗特愛樂、威爾第劇院管弦樂團、日內瓦國際管弦樂團、帕勒摩西西里亞交響樂團、慕尼黑室內樂團。列茲費也參與許多著名國際音樂節,包括韋爾比亞音樂節、梅克倫堡音樂節、萊茵高音樂節、貝加摩國際鋼琴音樂節、季辛格夏日音樂節、魯爾鋼琴音樂節、中歐音樂節、許維辛根 SWR 音樂節、寧芬堡夏日音樂節、貝爾根國際音樂節、慕尼黑古斯塔音樂節、 BBC 逍遙音樂節等。

除了鋼琴獨奏,利費茲也熱愛室內樂演出,他與許多音樂家合作,包括薇達法朗、阿爾許達特、伊瑟利斯、赫克、孟克梅耶等人。 2016 年利費茲巡迴美國、加拿大與美國演出,皆與薇達法朗合作二重奏,在歐洲也時常演出鋼琴三重奏。

2011 年起,利費茲成為 Decca 唱片的古典音樂家,他的首張 CD 於 2012 年發行,演出莫札特作品集,獲得極佳評論,被許多雜誌與廣播電台選為「當月 CD 」。利費茲的第二張 CD 於 2015 年發行,演出舒伯特的奏鳴曲集,這是利費茲灌錄舒伯特鋼琴奏鳴曲全集的第一張。專業人士對這張錄音的高度讚賞,讓這張 CD 成為同曲目在當代鋼琴演出眾家版本之中的指標。 2017 年,利費茲發行他與齊瑪諾夫斯基四重奏合作的蕭士塔高維契鋼琴五重奏 CD ,補白曲目是蕭士塔高維契的前奏曲與賦格,作品 87 之 24 。

利費茲 1982 年出生於烏茲別克共和國的首都塔什干( Taschkent ),在 16 歲時搬到德國,自此居住於漢諾威。他在漢諾威音樂與戲劇高等學校就讀,師事 Karl-Heinz Kämmerling 與 Bernd Goetzke ;畢業後前往義大利伊摩拉國際學院,師事 Boris Petrushansky ,利費茲的琴藝在此大有進展。自 2014 年起,利費茲成為「史坦威音樂家」。

"An exhilarating affinity for colors!" These are the words of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in a rave review of the young pianist, Michail Lifits, who is rapidly gaining international attention with his captivating musicality. In highly acclaimed solo recitals in the major concert venues and as an accomplished chamber musician, his "mature sound, seemingly full of wisdom" (Süddeutsche Zeitung) has moved audiences and critics worldwide.

Some highlights of his current concert schedule include performances with the Munich Chamber Orchestra, another invitation to the Munich Symphony Orchestra under Michele Mariotti, debuts with the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover under Andrew Manze, the Orchestra of Valencia and the Orchestra dell'Arena di Verona under Jean-Luc Tingaud, and performances at the Kissinger Sommer Festival, the Schwetzingen SWR Festival, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Bürgenstock Festival, the Festival de l’Eupau and the Salzburg Festival.

In 2009, Michail Lifits won the 57th International Ferrucio Busoni Piano Competition. Since then he has performed in many of the world’s major musical centers, including Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center in New York, the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Herkulessaal and the Philharmonie in Munich, the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Sala Verdi in Milan, the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.

As a soloist, he has appeared with renowned orchestras such as the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Hague Philharmonic under Lawrence Foster, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Heidelberg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano under Alain Lombard, the Moscow Soloists under Yuri Bashmet, the Erfurt Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra del Teatro Verdi di Trieste, L’Orchestre International de Genève, the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana di Palermo and the Munich Chamber Orchestra.

Lifits is a popular guest artist at renowned international festivals, including the Verbier-Festival, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Rheingau Musikfestival, the Festival Pianistico Internazionale di Brescia e Bergamo, the Festival d’Auvers-sur-Oise, the Annecy Festival, the Kissinger Sommer, the Ruhr Piano Festival, the Festival Mitte Europa, the Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele, the Nymphenburger Sommerfestival, the Bergen International Festival, the Menuhin Festival Gstaad and the BBC Proms.

Aside from his extensive career as a soloist, Michail Lifits is also a passionate and highly sought-after chamber musician. He performs regularly with such renowned artists as Vilde Frang, Nicolas Altstaedt, Steven Isserlis, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Veronika Eberle, Alexandra Conunova and Nils Mönkemeyer. In 2016, he performed an intense recital tour in the USA, Canada and Japan with the violinist, Vilde Frang, as well as a European tour with his piano trio partners, Corina Belcea and Antoine Lederlin.

Since 2011, Michail Lifits has been an exclusive artist for Decca Classics. His debut CD, which was released in 2012 with works by W. A. Mozart, received excellent reviews, without exception, and was named "CD of the month" by many leading classical music magazines and radio stations. His second recording was released early in 2015 with piano sonatas by Schubert. This is the first recording of his planned release of Schubert's complete piano works. It elicited enthusiastic responses from experts and numerous critics and is now regarded as a recording of reference within the generation of younger pianists.

Born in 1982 in Taschkent (Usbekistan), Michail Lifits moved to Germany at the age of 16 and has lived since then in Hanover, a city he feels very closely connected to, both artistically and culturally. He studied there at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in the classes of Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and Bernd Goetzke. Further studies with Boris Petrushansky at the International Academy "Incontri col Maestro" in Imola (Italy) played an important role in continuing to form his artistry. Michail Lifits has been a "Steinway Artist" since 2014.