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Sir SIMON RATTLE & ANDRÁS SCHIFF piano BIRMINGHAM SyO BARTOK Concerto Nº2 II / III LIVE
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Schiff was born in Budapest into a Jewish family and began piano lessons at the age five with Elisabeth Vadasz. He studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and in London with George Malcolm. He emigrated from Hungary in 1979 and has been a British citizen since 2001. He is married to the violinist Yuuko Shiokawa, and resides in London, England, and Florence, Italy In 1999 he formed an occasional chamber orchestra, which he named the Cappella Andrea Barca, with the name coming from an Italian translation of his last name (Barca and Schiff both mean "boat"), although he has provided a humorous pseudo-biography of the fictional Barca. He has appeared as a conductor with several major orchestras, including regular appearances with Philharmonia Orchestra in London and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Schiff is one of the most renowned interpreters of Bach, Mozart, Schubert and Schumann. His many recordings for the Decca label include the complete piano sonatas of Mozart and