Recital 2

Sir András Schiff

Mendelssohn | Beethoven | Brahms | Bach

Mon, 19.11.19.30No. 18506

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Tickets as from Mon, 6 August 2018 | 12.00 (UTC + 2)


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Piano Festival

17.11.-25.11. 2018

 

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    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847)
    Fantasy in F sharp minor, Op. 28 Sonate écossaise
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
    Piano Sonata in F sharp major, Op. 78
    Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
    Eight Piano Pieces, Op. 76
    Seven Fantasies, Op. 116
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
    English Suite No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811

    Sir András Schiff

    Sir András Schiff was born in 1953 in Budapest. He started studying piano with Elisabeth Vadász at five, later continuing his training with Pál Kadosa, György Kurtág, and Ferenc Rados in his native city and with George Malcolm in London. The focus of his artistic activity is on the keyboard works of Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, and Bartók. Since 2004 Sir András has performed complete cycles of Ludwig van Beethovenʼs piano sonatas in more than 20 cities and has recorded the entire set. He appears regularly with the leading international orchestras and conductors, with a special focus on performing the piano concertos of Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart as both soloist and conductor. It was for this purpose that he founded the Cappella Andrea Barca in 1999, and he also collaborates closely with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Since his early youth, Schiff has moreover been a passionate chamber musician. He led the Mondsee Music Festival from 1989 to 1998, the Ittingen Whitsun Concerts from 1995 to 2013 (together with Heinz Holliger); since 1998 he has helmed the Omaggio a Palladio concert series in Vicenza. András Schiff, who was named an Honorary Member of the Beethoven House in Bonn in 2006, is a recipient of the Robert Schumann Prize (2011), the Golden Mozart Medal (2012), and the Gold Medal of the London Royal Philharmonic Society (2013). András Schiff was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in June 2014, and he has been an Honorary Citizen of Vicenza since December 2014. His book Musik kommt aus der Stille, containing essays and interviews with Martin Meyer, was published in March 2017. Sir András Schiff has taken a stand against the alarming political development in Hungary. In response to abusive attacks by Hungarian nationalists, he has decided to give no more concerts in his native land.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) debut on 21 August 1990 in a recital of works by Janáček, Bartók, Schubert, and Haydn.

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