András Schiff

Sir András Schiff was born in Budapest in 1953 and began playing the piano at the age of five. Aged 14 he began formal studies at Budapest’s Ferenc Liszt Academy with teachers who included György Kurtág and later studied under George Malcolm in London, the city he has made his home. Success in major piano competitions (Tchaikovsky (1974) and Leeds (1975)) brought him to international attention and launched his career as a recording and concert artist.
 
After making a number of recordings for Hungarian label Hungaroton, Schiff had a long relationship with Decca for whom he recorded, inter al, landmark cycles of Mozart’s piano concertos and sonatas and many works by Bach. Schiff came to ECM in the late 1990s to record a recital of two-piano music by Mozart, Reger and Busoni with Peter Serkin. Since then he has become a New Series exclusive artist and brought to the label distinguished [...]
Sir András Schiff was born in Budapest in 1953 and began playing the piano at the age of five. Aged 14 he began formal studies at Budapest’s Ferenc Liszt Academy with teachers who included György Kurtág and later studied under George Malcolm in London, the city he has made his home. Success in major piano competitions (Tchaikovsky (1974) and Leeds (1975)) brought him to international attention and launched his career as a recording and concert artist.
 
After making a number of recordings for Hungarian label Hungaroton, Schiff had a long relationship with Decca for whom he recorded, inter al, landmark cycles of Mozart’s piano concertos and sonatas and many works by Bach. Schiff came to ECM in the late 1990s to record a recital of two-piano music by Mozart, Reger and Busoni with Peter Serkin. Since then he has become a New Series exclusive artist and brought to the label distinguished partnerships with Juliane Banse (Songs of Debussy and Mozart), Yuuko Shiokawa (Schubert fantasies) and fellow Hungarian Miklós Perényi (Beethoven’s cello sonatas). In addition he has recorded solo albums devoted to Bach (Goldberg Variations, Das Wohltempierte Clavier, partitas), Beethoven (the complete piano sonatas and two versions of the Diabelli Variations), Schubert, Schumann and Janáček.
 
The complete Beethoven sonata cycle – one of Schiff's most ambitious and critically acclaimed projects to date – was performed in 20 major musical centres worldwide and recorded for ECM in concert at the Zürich Tonhalle. Of this cycle, he has said: "For me, these sonatas are the most stupendous journey. They give a complete picture of how Beethoven developed though his creative life."
 
Schiff has long been concerned with period performance practice but at first the musical results of the research into authentic sound left him unconvinced. Since then his initial qualms have given way to a gusto for period instruments. A change of heart was prompted above all by his experience with Mozart's hammerklavier, which he was allowed to play in the house where the composer was born in Salzburg – 'at once a privilege and an unforgettable experience'.
 
András Schiff is also actively involved in orchestral music as both conductor and soloist. In 1999 he created his own chamber orchestra, the Cappella Andrea Barca, consisting of international soloists, chamber musicians and friends. He also works regularly with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
 
Schiff has been the recipient of a host of international awards and prizes, including Grammy and Gramophone awards, the Bartók Prize, the Royal Academy of Music Bach Prize and the Robert Schumann Prize. He is also highly regarded as a pedagogue and lecturer on music.
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YEAR DATE Artist VENUE LOCATION
2024 February 23 András Schiff deSingel Antwerp, Belgium Event
2024 February 24 András Schiff De Oosterpoort Groningen, Netherlands
2024 February 25 András Schiff Konzerthaus Dortmund, Germany Event
2024 March 01 András Schiff Philharmonie Paris, France
2024 March 03 András Schiff Wigmore Hall London, United Kingdom
2024 March 05 András Schiff Wigmore Hall London, United Kingdom
2024 March 11 András Schiff Konzerthaus Vienna, Austria
2024 March 13 András Schiff Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Germany
2024 March 17 András Schiff Isarphilharmonie Munich, Germany
2024 March 20 András Schiff Gran Teatro La Fenice - Sale Apollinee Venice, Italy
2024 March 21 András Schiff Gran Teatro La Fenice - Sale Apollinee Venice, Italy
2024 April 04 András Schiff Kimmel Center for Performing Arts Philadelphia PA, United States Event
2024 April 05 András Schiff Kimmel Center for Performing Arts Philadelphia PA, United States Event
2024 April 06 András Schiff Kimmel Center for Performing Arts Philadelphia PA, United States Event
2024 April 18 András Schiff The Anvil Basingstoke, United Kingdom Event
2024 April 19 András Schiff The Sage Gateshead, United Kingdom Event
2024 April 20 András Schiff Saffron Hall Saffron Waldon, United Kingdom Event
2024 April 21 András Schiff Snape Maltings Concert Hall Aldeburgh, United Kingdom Event
2024 April 24 András Schiff Queen Elizabeth Hall London, United Kingdom Event
2024 April 25 András Schiff Queen Elizabeth Hall London, United Kingdom Event
2024 April 26 András Schiff Queen Elizabeth Hall London, United Kingdom Event
2024 May 02 András Schiff Teatro Olimpico Vicenza, Italy Event
2024 May 03 András Schiff Basilica de Ss. Felice e Fortunatus Vicenza, Italy Event
2024 May 04 András Schiff Teatro Olimpico Vicenza, Italy Event
2024 May 05 András Schiff Teatro Olimpico Vicenza, Italy Event
2024 May 06 András Schiff Teatro Olimpico Vicenza, Italy Event
2024 May 07 András Schiff Teatro Manzoni Bologna, Italy Event
2024 May 11 András Schiff Casals Forum Kronberg, Germany Event
2024 May 15 András Schiff Casals Forum Kronberg, Germany Event
2024 May 18 András Schiff Casals Forum Kronberg, Germany Event
2024 May 20 András Schiff Haus für Mozart Salzburg, Austria Event
2024 May 26 András Schiff Schloss Esterházy Eisenstadt, Austria Event
2024 May 28 András Schiff Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Germany Event
2024 May 30 András Schiff Teatro Donizetti Bergamo, Italy Event
2024 June 01 András Schiff Teatro Communale Ferrara, Italy Event
2024 June 06 András Schiff Wigmore Hall London, United Kingdom Event
2024 June 08 András Schiff Wigmore Hall London, United Kingdom Event
2024 June 11 András Schiff Musikverein Vienna, Austria Event
2024 June 26 András Schiff Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Germany Event
2024 June 30 András Schiff Château du Clos de Vougeot Burgund, France Event
2024 July 04 András Schiff Palacio Carlos V Granada, Spain
2024 July 11 András Schiff Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Germany Event
2024 July 16 András Schiff Pfarrkirche Lockenhaus, Austria
2024 July 23 András Schiff Église de Verbier station Verbier, Switzerland Event
2024 July 25 András Schiff Église de Verbier station Verbier, Switzerland Event
2024 July 27 András Schiff Menuhin Festival- Kirche Saanen Gstaad, Switzerland Event