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Noted Hungarian-Born British Classical Pianist and Conductor

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Andras Schiff is one of the most prominent members of a generation of Hungarian pianists born in the years following the Second World War, along with such artists as Zoltán Kocsis, Dezso Ránki, and Jenö Jandó. Of this remarkable group, Schiff has achieved the greatest international reputation, due not only to his decision to pursue his career outside of Hungary, but also thanks to his finely shaded sense of touch and an impressive memory that allows him to present, in concerts and recordings, large portions of a composer's oeuvre.

Schiff was born in Budapest on December 21, 1953, and studied with Hungarian composer Pal Kadosa and Ferenc Rados (both of whom also taught Kocsis and Ránki), and English harpsichordist George Malcolm. He made his debut in Budapest at the age of 19, following it with concert appearances throughout Europe and the United States. His reputation grew with prizewinning performances at the 1974 Moscow competition and the 1975 Leeds Festival.

His association with the Salzburg Festival led him to a long collaboration with the teacher, violinist, and conductor Sándor Végh, with whom Schiff recorded the complete piano concertos of Mozart. He also collaborated with the older musician in a violin-piano duo. In 1989, Schiff founded his own chamber music festival at Mondsee near Salzburg. In addition, in order to perform all of Mozart's piano concertos in Salzburg over a period of seven years, he formed his own ensemble, Cappella Andrea Barca, in 1999.

Schiff's style, in which an unusually sensitive touch is combined with an alertness to contrapuntal clarity, has made him one of the foremost Bach interpreters of the day. He has recorded the complete keyboard music of Bach, as well as the complete sonatas and sonata fragments of Franz Schubert, whose introspective keyboard music is well suited to Schiff's temperament. He completed a Beethoven sonata cycle on ECM in 2009, and he was awarded the 2011 Schumann Prize by the city of Zwickau for his interpretation and promotion of Schumann's music. In 2001, Schiff began revisiting and re-recording the works of Bach. In addition to the expected middle-European Romantic works, the music of Béla Bartók and Leos Janácek figure prominently in Schiff's repertoire.

Andras Schiff is married to violinist Yuuko Shiokawa, who teaches at the Salzburg Mozarteum.

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Andras Schiff

Noted Hungarian-Born British Classical Pianist and Conductor

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Andras Schiff Biography

Andras Schiff is one of the most prominent members of a generation of Hungarian pianists born in the years following the Second World War, along with such artists as Zoltán Kocsis, Dezso Ránki, and Jenö Jandó. Of this remarkable group, Schiff has achieved the greatest international reputation, due not only to his decision to pursue his career outside of Hungary, but also thanks to his finely shaded sense of touch and an impressive memory that allows him to present, in concerts and recordings, large portions of a composer's oeuvre.

Schiff was born in Budapest on December 21, 1953, and studied with Hungarian composer Pal Kadosa and Ferenc Rados (both of whom also taught Kocsis and Ránki), and English harpsichordist George Malcolm. He made his debut in Budapest at the age of 19, following it with concert appearances throughout Europe and the United States. His reputation grew with prizewinning performances at the 1974 Moscow competition and the 1975 Leeds Festival.

His association with the Salzburg Festival led him to a long collaboration with the teacher, violinist, and conductor Sándor Végh, with whom Schiff recorded the complete piano concertos of Mozart. He also collaborated with the older musician in a violin-piano duo. In 1989, Schiff founded his own chamber music festival at Mondsee near Salzburg. In addition, in order to perform all of Mozart's piano concertos in Salzburg over a period of seven years, he formed his own ensemble, Cappella Andrea Barca, in 1999.

Schiff's style, in which an unusually sensitive touch is combined with an alertness to contrapuntal clarity, has made him one of the foremost Bach interpreters of the day. He has recorded the complete keyboard music of Bach, as well as the complete sonatas and sonata fragments of Franz Schubert, whose introspective keyboard music is well suited to Schiff's temperament. He completed a Beethoven sonata cycle on ECM in 2009, and he was awarded the 2011 Schumann Prize by the city of Zwickau for his interpretation and promotion of Schumann's music. In 2001, Schiff began revisiting and re-recording the works of Bach. In addition to the expected middle-European Romantic works, the music of Béla Bartók and Leos Janácek figure prominently in Schiff's repertoire.

Andras Schiff is married to violinist Yuuko Shiokawa, who teaches at the Salzburg Mozarteum.

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  • Andras Schiff Masterclass at the Royal College of Music - YouTube

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  • How to book Andras Schiff?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Andras Schiff for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Andras Schiff, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Andras Schiff or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Andras Schiff?

    Booking fees for Andras Schiff, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Andras Schiff, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Andras Schiff?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Andras Schiff for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Andras Schiff for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Andras Schiff or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Andras Schiff or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Andras Schiff is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Andras Schiff for your event is available upon request. Andras Schiff generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Barry Biggs, John Paul Jones, Rae Sremmurd, David Biale and Susannah Heschel. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Andras Schiff for an upcoming event.

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