Acclaimed pianist Sir András Schiff returns to Ottawa

[Source: Ottawa Chamberfest]

Media Advisory: Acclaimed British-Hungarian pianist Sir András Schiff returns to Ottawa for first time since 2009

October 10, 2017

OTTAWA – Sir András Schiff, one of the most significant names in classical piano, comes to Ottawa’s Dominion-Chalmers United Church October 23.

The two-time Grammy winner will play some of the most well-known and intricate works for piano, by composers Felix Mendelssohn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms and J.S. Bach.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit Chamberfest’s Community Engagement and Education (CEE) programming and Jewish Family Services of Ottawa.

The 2017-18 Chamberfest Concert Series is presented by Ottawa Chamberfest. Tickets are available online at, by phone at 613-234-6306, or in person at 4 Florence St., Suite 201.

7:30 p.m., Monday October 23

Dominion-Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper St. (O’Connor and Lisgar)

Felix Mendelssohn: Fantasy in F sharp minor “Sonate écossaise”, Op. 28
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp major (“A Thérèse”), Op. 78
Johannes Brahms: 8 Klavierstücke, Op. 76
Johannes Brahms: 7 Fantasien, Op. 116
J.S. Bach: English Suite No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811

Sir András Schiff
Ottawa Chamberfest
Jewish Family Services of Ottawa

Ottawa Chamberfest
Founded in 1994, Ottawa Chamberfest brings together the boldest names in ensemble and solo performance for musical celebration in the nation’s capital, through its concert series, community engagement and education (CEE), and its summer festival. The world’s largest festival of its kind, Ottawa Chamberfest is a 2017 Festivals and Events (FEO) Ontario “Top 100” and winner of seven consecutive Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for the Arts.

Jewish Family Services of Ottawa
Jewish Family Services of Ottawa (JFS Ottawa) is a non-sectarian, full service agency offering more than 65 programs and services to individuals, couples, families and groups.  In the spirit of “Tikkun Olam,” (acts of kindness performed to repair the world) JFS’s mission is to strengthen Jewish individuals, family and communal life, in the greater Ottawa area. The mission is accomplished through direct social service, partnership, and advocacy.