Personalities | (Sir) András Schiff | Contemporary | Classical
Schiff studied at the Franz Liszt Academy, Budapest, before winning prizes at both the Moscow Tchaikovsky (1974) and Leeds (1975) piano competitions. Having appeared with most of the world’s major orchestras, he has focused increasingly on chamber and solo repertoire, recording the keyboard works of Bach (on the piano), the Mozart and Schubert sonatas, the complete solo piano music of Beethoven and Janáček, and works by Bartók and Kurtág (his former teacher in Budapest).
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