András Schiff, piano
The music programme opens at the Rector’s Palace on 13 July with the performance of the renowned Hungarian-born British pianist András Schiff, one of the foremost interpreters of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann. A tireless performer, the charismatic pianist is a laureate of numerous competitions, Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire and Hungarian dissident due to his tireless advocating of the idea that public figures have a duty to continually spread awareness that the acquired civilisation norms cannot be upheld without constant effort and struggle. Sir András Schiff plays exclusively on his Bösendorfer piano, which is transported to wherever he performs, but for his Dubrovnik performance he has agreed to play on the Steinway that has seen the performances of so many top pianists.
Sir András Schiff will announce the programme from the stage.
Photo (c) Nadia F Romanini