pianist Levit is widely regarded as the greatest pianist of all time.
But while she has won multiple awards, she’s most known for playing in the original concert pianos of the 1930s, which were the first to offer a truly modernist feel.
The pianos were constructed in a studio in the German town of Münster, which was built in 1892 to manufacture pianos for the German Army.
Levit was a pianist by trade, but she had no formal training in music.
She took her first piano lessons at age 9.
When she turned 18, she won the first of her five major awards, the Berlin Philharmonic Competition, for her performance at the Berlin Symphony Orchestra.
The Berlin Phil was an international musical institution, and Levit became its first female pianist.
She also won the Berlin Concerto, the highest honor of a conductor.
In 1937, Levit returned to the Berlin orchestra and made her first major solo concerto, The Piano Sonata, which also won her first Berlin Phil award.
Her next concerto was The Piano Concerto No. 1, which won the 2018 Berlin Phil.
Levitt was nominated for three more Berlin Phil awards, including the 2017 Berlin Phil for her concerto The Piano Quintet.
The performance of The Piano Quartet was the first performance of the piano concertos by a woman in Berlin.
Levita became the first female to perform a concerto with male and female orchestras.
In 1939, she was honored with the Berlin Grand Prix, which included the grand piano concerto Requiem for the Grand Piano, a performance of which became the only solo performance of a solo piano concert by a female in the world.
She died in January 2018 at age 86.