In 2005 Igor Levit and Xiaohan Wang performed, together with the Kolner Kammerorchester under Helmut Mller-Brhl, as outstanding talents of the semi-final of the "International Beethoven Competition for Piano Bonn". The competition had been initiated in the same year by the then President of the Federal Republic of Germany Horst Kohler. The young pianists, today successful all over the world, performed on that occasion Beethoven's piano concertos nos. 1 and 2. On this recording, Igor Levit performs the First Concerto, and Xiaohan Wang the Second.