The world-renowned pianist continues his spontaneous series, surprising audiences with a programme that will only be announced from the stage at the very beginning of the concert.
Winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal, Sir András Schiff is internationally recognised as a stellar pianist, conductor, lecturer and teacher. His recent performances and recordings have been described as ‘elegant, incisive and uplifting’ (The Times), a source of ‘joy and solace’ (The Observer) and a ‘balm to the spirit’ (The Arts Desk).
As a recitalist, he has performed the complete Beethoven Sonatas in more than 20 cities, including a series of acclaimed lecture-recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall. Other solo projects have included in-depth explorations of the keyboard works of JS Bach, Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert and Béla Bartók.
Since 2021 he has been determined to bring back an element of surprise to the piano recital. Rather than announce the programme in advance, he will introduce it from the stage, combining memorable music-making with fresh and lively insights into the repertoire he loves.
This concert will be featured on BBC Radio 3 on 15 August.
a recital so engrossing that the only thing to do at the end was go back to the beginning and start again
The Observer on Schiff's 2020 livestream from Wigmore Hall
Sir András Schiff Piano
J.S. Bach Aria Mit 30 Veränderungen, Goldberg Variation
J.S. Bach Capriccio on the departure of his Beloved Brother in B flat
J.S. Bach Ricercar a 3 from The Musical Offering
Mozart Fantasia in C minor
Haydn Variations in F minor
Haydn Sonata in E flat
J.S. Bach Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor
Beethoven Sonata No.17 in D minor (‘The Tempest’)