Sir András Schiff – Tuesday, November 14 at 7:30 PM – The Kauffman Center for Performing Arts
“One of the most penetratingly serious masters of the keyboard before the public today” (Boston Globe), Sir András Schiff makes a triumphant return to Kansas City. He will perform a program announced directly from the stage – a unique and immediate experience inspired by the moment!
Sir András is world-renowned as a pianist, conductor, pedagogue, and lecturer. He brings masterful and intellectual insights to his performances, which have inspired audiences and critics alike for generations. Don’t miss a chance to witness his very first appearance at the Kauffman Center!
“He found song where others find formula …” — Los Angeles Times
Born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1953, Sir András studied piano at the Liszt Ferenc Academy with Pal Kadosa, György Kurtág, and Ferenc Rados; and in London with George Malcom. He has performed cycles of complete Beethoven sonatas as well as projects including the complete works of J.S. Bach, Haydn, Schubert and Bartók which constitute an important part of his work. Having collaborated with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, he now focuses primarily on solo recital, play-conducting appearances and exclusive conducting projects. His Bach has become an annual highlight at the BBC Proms and he regularly performs at the Verbier, Salzburg and Baden-Baden Festivals as well as Wigmore Hall. This season in North America Sir András will perform eight recitals comprised of Bach’s Goldberg Variations and programs announced from the stage. In April he will remain in New York City performing 9 concerts as Artist-in-Residence of the New York Philharmonic.
Purchase tickets for this one-of-a-kind concert today at www.chambermusic.org or call 816-766-1096.
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