Home Classical Music Who’s András Schiff? A information to the Hungarian pianist and conductor

Who’s András Schiff? A information to the Hungarian pianist and conductor

Who’s András Schiff? A information to the Hungarian pianist and conductor


Recognized for his delicate accounts of the Mozart piano concertos and Schubert piano sonatas amongst others, András Schiff is likely one of the most admired pianists performing at the moment. How a lot do we all know in regards to the Hungarian-born performer?

Who’s András Schiff?

András Schiff is an acclaimed pianist and conductor. His discography as pianist consists of much-praised accounts of the Mozart piano concertos, the Beethoven piano sonatas, and the Schubert piano sonatas.

How outdated is András Schiff?

Schiff was born on 21 December, 1953.

The place was he born?

András Schiff was born in Budapest, to Jewish dad and mom. He was an solely little one.

When did Schiff go away his native Hungary?

He emigrated from Hungary in 1979. Unable to realize US citizenship, he as an alternative took Austrian citizenship in 1987, residing in each London and Salzburg.

Which composers does András Schiff carry out greatest?

Schiff is maybe greatest identified for his interpretations of the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Bach – together with the Partitas and the Goldberg Variations. Actually, his recording of the latter made our shortlist of Goldberg Variations greatest recordings.

However he is recorded an entire lot else apart from, together with the music of Scarlatti, Haydn, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky. His recordings of Mendelssohn‘s piano concertos are a lot admired, as are these of the whole Mozart piano concertos with the Camerata Academica Salzburg led by a fellow Hungarian, the conductor Sándor Végh.

Schiff has additionally recorded all 5 Beethoven piano concertos with the Staatskapelle Dresden led by Bernard Haitink, and the three piano concertos of his compatriot Bartók, with the Budapest Competition Orchestra led by Iván Fischer. Each of those orchestras featured in our checklist of the world’s greatest orchestras.

And which orchestras has he carried out?

Schiff has frequently carried out orchestras together with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, plus the San Francisco Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Is András Schiff married?

Sure: Schiff is married to the violinist Yūko Shiokawa. The couple have homes in London, Italy, Japan.

Which pianists influenced him?

Schiff has talked about his admiration for pianists together with Artur Schnabel, Alfred Cortot, Sergei Rachmaninov, Annie Fischer, Radu Lupu and Murray Perahia. Many of those featured in our checklist of the best pianists of all time.

Bach: Goldberg Variations

ECM 4721852 (2003) (recorded 2001)

From our evaluation: ‘Twenty years after his first Goldbergs recording (Decca, 1982), András Schiff returns to the Variations with a efficiency that improves on its already spectacular predecessor. On this dwell recording, Schiff achieves a purer sound high quality and higher sensitivity in his enjoying. It’s, at instances, onerous to imagine this note-perfect efficiency is recorded dwell, captured from a live performance in Basel.’



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