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Sir András Schiff, piano

Sunday, February 24, 2019 3:00PM

Sir András Schiff, piano

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Soka Performing Arts Center

Sir András Schiff, piano

Co-presented with Soka Performing Arts Center

JANACEK: On an Overgrown Path
SCHUMANN: Davidsbündlertänze, Op.6
JANACEK: Piano Sonata 1.X.1905
SCHUMANN: Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 11

"To attend an András Schiff recital is to enter a secular temple to music." —The Washington Post

A consummate master pianist, Sir András Schiff makes a special recital appearance on the Philharmonic Society's series at Soka Performing Arts Center. His performances are truly legendary, with The New York Times declaring, "But so successful was the evening that the critic can only throw up his hands, wish you had been there, and quote Ira Gershwin's endearing tombstone inscription: 'Words Fail Me.'"

Sir András has served as Pianist in Residence of the Berlin Philharmonic, a Perspective Artist at Carnegie Hall, and Pianist in Residence of the Kunstfest Weimar. He has also been awarded numerous international prizes, including the Wigmore Hall Medal, the Schumann Prize, the Golden Mozart-Medaille by the International Stiftung Mozarteum, and the Royal Philharmonic Society's Gold Medal. In June 2014, he was bestowed a Knighthood for services to Music in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.