Sir András Schiff makes his much-anticipated return — and second only visit — to Australia this week for the first time in over two decades, giving recitals at Hamer Hall Melbourne, and Sydney Opera House. He brings two Brahms-themed programmes which also incorporate works by Beethoven, Schumann, Bach, Mozart, and Mendelssohn.
He then brings these programmes to Asia, where he’ll give solo recitals at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Taiwan National Concert Hall, National Centre for Performing Arts Beijing and Lotte Concert Hall Seoul, as well as performances of Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 at Lotte Concert Hall with the St Petersburg Philharmonic (under Yuri Temirkanov).
Sir András’ season so far has seen him perform Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier Book II at the BBC Proms, give recitals at Wigmore Hall in London, and perform in Paris with frequent collaborators, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Looking forward, Sir Andras will tour with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in March and will return to Wigmore Hall in May.