Artists biographies
Michail Lifits

The young pianist Michail Lifits has attracted international attention with his captivating musicality, touching his listeners and critics worldwide with his ‘spiritually transfused sound, which comes across almost as wise‘ (Süddeutsche Zeitung).

The high points of his current concert activity are concerts with the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the new invitation to perform with the Munich Symphony Orchestra, and appearances at the Kissinger Sommer Festival, the Schwetzinger SWR Festival, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, the Festival de l’Eupau and the Salzburg Festival.

The winner of the 57th Ferrucio Busoni International Piano Competition, he has performed in the major concert venues in Europe and the USA. As a soloist, Michail Lifits has performed with acclaimed orchestras such as the Deutsches SymphonieOrchester; Berlin, the Residentie Orkest; Den Haag, the Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg, the Haydn Orchester Bozen (Bolzano), the Moscow Soloists, the Orchestre International de Genève, THE Munich Symphony Orchestra and the Munich Chamber Orchestra. In addition, he is sought after as a performer at well-known international festivals.

Alongside his wide-ranging performances as a soloist, Michail Lifits is a passionate chamber music performer, and no less in demand in this sphere either. He plays regularly with such acclaimed artists as Vilde Frang, Nicolas Altstaedt, Steven Isserlis, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Veronika Eberle, Alexandra Conunova and Nils Mönkemeyer. In 2016 he went on tours of the USA, Canada and Japan with Vilde Frang, and performed all over Europe as part of a piano trio with Corina Belcea and Antoine Lederlin.

Born in 1982 in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Michail Lifits came to Germany when he was 16, and has lived since then in Hanover, a city with which he feels close artistic and cultural ties. He studied at its Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media in the master classes of Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and Bernd Goetzke. In addition, he was heavily influenced by further studies under Boris Petrushansky at the International Piano Academy in (Italy).

Since 2011, Michail Lifits has been had an exclusive contract with Decca Classics, and since 2014 he has been ‘Steinway Artist’.

Foto: Felix Broede Foto: Felix Broede

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2017