Andras SCHIFF

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1953-12-21
Education Franz Liszt Acad of Music Budapest (with Pal Kadosa, Ferenc Rados and Gyorgy Kurtag), private study with George Malcolm
Publications N/A
Recreations theatre, art, cinema, literature, languages, soccer
Clubs N/A
Style Andras Schiff, Esq
Career concert pianist; regular orchestral engagements: NY Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Vienna Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, London Philharmonic, London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Israel Philharmonic, Washington Nat Symphony; orchestral conductor: Baltimore Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, City of Birmingham Symphony, LA Philharmonic, Philadelphia, Philharmonia; cr Cappella Andrea Barca (own orch) 1999; festivals incl: Vienna, Feldkirch, Salzburg, Lucerne, Edinburgh; fndr and artistic dir Musiktage Mondsee Festival 1989-98, co-fndr (with Heinz Holliger) Ittinger Pfingst Konzerte Kartause Ittingen 1995, started Hommage to Palladio series Teatro Olimpico Vicenza 1998; hon prof Music Schs Budapest, Detmold and Munich; hon memb Beethoven House Bonn 2006; special supernumerary fell Balliol Coll Oxford; memb of honour Vienna Konzerthaus 2012; Oder pour le Merite for Science and Arts 2012; >ir< Premio della Academia Chigiana Siena 1987, Wiener Flotenuhr (Mozart Prize of the City of Vienna) 1989, Bartók Prize 1991, Instrumentalist of the Year Int Classical Music Awards 1993, Claudio Arrau Meml Medal Robert Schumann Soc 1994, Instrumentalist of the Year Royal Philharmonic Soc 1994, Kossuth Prize 1996, Leonie Sonnings Music Prize Copenhagen 1997, Penna d'Oro della Cittá di Vicenza 2003, Musikfest-Preis Bremen 2003, Premio della critica Musicale Franco Abbiati Italy 2007, Royal Acad of Music Prize 2007, Wigmore Hall Medal 2008, Klavier-Festival Ruhr Prize 2009, Schumann Prize City of Zwickau 2011, Int Stiftung Mozarteum Golden Mozart-Medaille 2012, Grosse Verdienstkreuz mit Stern der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2012, Solo Instrumental Recording of the Year Int Classical Music Award 2012 (for Geistervariationen); >ir< incl: all the Mozart Piano Concertos (with The Camerata Academica Salzburg and Sandor Vegh), Bach Concertos (with The Chamber Orchestra of Europe), all the Schubert Piano Sonatas, Mozart Sonatas and Chamber Music (on Mozart's own instruments), Beethoven Piano Concertos (with The Staatskapelle Dresden and Bernard Haitink), Bartok Piano Concertos (with The Budapest Festival Orchestra and Ivan Fischer), Lieder (with Peter Schreier, Robert Holl, Cecilia Bartoli and Juliane Banse), Geistervariationen (with works by Robert Schumann)
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