Following his Monday night performance in The Bridgewater Hall International Concert Series, Sir András Schiff – one of the greatest of living pianists – leads a masterclass with students from Chetham’s and the Royal Northern College of Music, celebrating Manchester’s outstanding reputation as a training ground for young musicians.
Sir András has worked with most of the major international orchestras and conductors. In 1999 he created his own chamber orchestra, the Cappella Andrea Barca, which consists of international soloists, chamber musicians and friends.
Sir András has been awarded numerous international honours. In 2006 he became an Honorary Member of the Beethoven House in Bonn; in 2008 he was awarded the Wigmore Hall Medal; in 2011 he received the Schumann Prize; in 2012 he received the Golden Mozart-Medaille by the Mozarteum and the Grosses Verdienstkreuz mit Stern in Germany; in December 2013 he was given The Royal Philharmonic Society’s Gold Medal; in July 2014 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Leeds, among numerous others. In 2014, he was bestowed a Knighthood for services to Music in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
In this masterclass, Sir András works with four outstanding pianists; two from Chetham’s, and two from RNCM. Latecomers will be admitted strictly between students, at the following times approximately: 3pm, 3.45pm, 4.45pm, 5.15pm.