Andras Schiff

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Birthday
21, 1953
Birthplace
Hungary
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
21, 1953 (age 64)
Birthplace
Hungary

About

Classical musician and conductor known for his interpretations of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, and Schumann.

Before Fame

He was a student at Budapest's the Franz Liszt Academy of Music and a 1975 finalist at the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition.

Trivia

He won a 1990 Grammy Award in the category Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra) for his recording of English Suites by Bach.

Family Life

He was born into a Budapest-based Jewish family who encouraged him to begin studying piano at the age of five.

Associated With

He once used Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's personal piano to make a recording of the great composer's works.