April 15 & April 17, 2018 at 7:30/8:00 pm
Sir Andras Schiff is one of the most extraordinary pianists of our time, and has had a long association with San Francisco Performances. Schiff's keyboard eloquence is well-known to Bay Area audiences, who have packed his immersive explorations of single composers' works for many years. His Sunday night program will feature works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Bach, while his Tuesday night program features Schumann, Brahms, Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven.
Sir Andras Schiff is world-renowned and critically acclaimed as a pianist, conductor, pedagogue and lecturer. He has been awarded numerous international prizes and his relationship with publisher G. Henle continues over the next few years with a joint edition of Mozart's piano concertos and both volumes of The Well-Tempered Clavier. He is an Honorary Member of the Beethoven House in Bonn in recognition of his interpretations of Beethoven's works, has received the Wigmore Hall Medal in appreciation of 30 years of music-making at Wigmore Hall, the Schumann Prize awarded by the city of Zwickau, the Golden Mozart-Medaille by the International Stiftung Mozarteum, the Order pour le merite for Sciences and Arts, the Grosse Verdienstkreuz mit Stern der Bundesrepublik Deutschland and was made a Member of Honour of Vienna Konzerthaus. He was given The Royal Philharmonic Society's Gold Medal, has been made a Special Supernumerary Fellow of Balliol College (Oxford, UK), and received honorary degrees from Leeds University and Music Schools in Budapest, Detmold and Munich.
In June 2014, he was awarded a Knighthood by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the 2014 Birthday Honours.