Arts & Entertainment
Pianist Andras Schiff returns with second installment of Beethoven Sonata Project
Originally printed 04/10/2008 (Issue 1615 - Between The Lines News)
ANN ARBOR -
The University Musical Society presents pianist Andras Schiff in the second two-concert installment of his Beethoven Sonata Project, which features all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas performed in chronological order over a two-year period.
The UMS season closes with the third and fourth concerts at 4 p.m. April 20 and 8 p.m. April 22 in Ann Arbor's Rackham Auditorium (915 Washington St.). The first two concerts in the series took place in October 2007.
Andras Schiff was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1953. He began piano lessons at the age of 5 with Elisabeth Vadasz and continued his musical studies at the Ferenc Liszt Academy with Professor Pal Kadosa, Gyoergy Kurtag, and Ferenc Rados; he also worked with George Malcolm in London. Recitals and special projects take him to all of the international music capitals and include cycles of the major keyboard works of Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, and Bartok.
In 2004, he began a series of performances in Europe exploring the 32 Beethoven piano sonatas in chronological order - a project recorded live for ECM New Series, and being released in eight volumes through 2009. The Beethoven Sonata Project in North America began this season.
For tickets or additional information, contact the University Musical Society at 734-764-2538 or online at http://www.ums.org. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the League Ticket Office (911 North University Ave.). The UMS Ticket Office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
4 p.m. April 20 and 8 p.m. April 22
915 Washington St., Ann Arbor