András Schiff is a Hungarian‐born classical pianist. He was born in Budapest and began piano lessons at the age of 5 with Elisabeth Vadasz. Schiff studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, and later in London with George Malcolm.
Schiff is one of the best‐known living interpreters of J.S. Bach and Robert Schumann.
In 1999 he formed his own chamber orchestra, the 'Cappella Andrea Barca' (the name being 'Andras Schiff' in Italian). He has since appeared as a conductor with many major orchestras.