Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Juraj Valcuha
As Artist in Residence this season, we are pleased to welcome Sir András Schiff, one of the great pianists of our time – as a Konzerthausorchester soloist, conductor and chamber musician. In addition, András Schiff will be presenting “Building Bridges” at the Konzerthaus. This series got off the ground a few years ago, reflecting András Schiff ’s desire to create a permanent and personal platform for outstanding young pianists that enables them to play their desired programme, regardless of competition wins.
Born in Budapest in 1953, András Schiff began playing the piano at the age of five. He studied at the Budapest Franz Liszt Academy of Music under Pál Kadosa, György Kurtág and Ferenc Rados, as well as with George Malcolm in London. He has performed with most of the major orchestras and conductors throughout his career. In 1999, Schiff founded his own chamber orchestra “Cappella Andrea Barca”, with which he works closely as a conductor and soloist. His concert work focuses on performing Bach, Mozart and Beethoven piano concertos under his own direction. The numerous prizes and awards András Schiff has received include the “Order pour le mérite for Sciences and Arts” and the “Great Cross of Merit with Star of the Federal Republic of Germany”. In 2014 he was knighted for his services to music.
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