• Aug 11, 2011 2:00 am
  • 57:40 mins

Dmitri Levkovich is the product of a musical family. His grandmother is a prominent opera singer and educator; his father is a distinguished composer who received Ukraine’s highest musical honor in 1989; and his mother was his first piano instructor.  In 1990 Dmitri Levkovich’s family moved from Ukraine to Israel. Just five months later war broke out in Tel Aviv and the family set sights on immigrating to Canada. Nowadays Dmitri lives in New York City where he composes music and concertizes around the world. He’s won prizes in more than 20 piano competitions and has been a featured soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the China National Orchestra, the Gulbenkian Orchestra, the Louisiana Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, and Utah Symphony. Repertoire in this episode: Sonata in D major, Sonata in D minor, Sonata in F major - Domenico Scarlatti; Bacarole, Scherzo - Frédéric Chopin; The Beautiful Blue Danube - Adolf Schulz-Evler Special thanks to the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation of Salt Lake City, Utah for helping arrange today’s performance. Follow Highway 89 on twitter @byuH89