This month Robert Levin is honoured to receive the City of Leipzig 2018 Bach Medal, in recognition of his efforts to promote the work of Johann Sebastian Bach. Renowned for his historically informed performances, Levin will be presented with the award on 14 June as part of the Leipzig Bach Festival, where he also performs a recital of Bach and Mendelssohn on 15 June.
Previous winners of this prestigious prize include Massaki Suzuki, Herbert Blomstedt, Philippe Herreweghe, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Ton Koopman and Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
In 2002 he became President of the Leipzig International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition, and has an incredible wealth of experience in academic and educational work, with positions held at Harvard and the Juilliard School in New York. He frequently gives concerts and recitals worldwide and has upcoming performances with the Handel & Haydn Society, a solo recital at the Edinburgh International Festival, as well as duo recitals with Steven Isserlis in the UK and Europe.