BACH: Capriccio “on the Departure of his Beloved Brother,” BWV 992
BARTÓK: Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm
BACH: Four Duets
BARTÓK: Piano Sonata
JANÁCEK: In the Mists
“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.