Recitals and special cycles form an important part of his activities, as does performing chamber music. From 1989 to 1998 he was Artistic Director of the Musiktage Mondsee near Salzburg; in 1995 he co-founded, with Heinz Holliger, the Ittinger Pfingstkonzerte in Kartause Ittingen, Switzerland; in 1998 he established Hommage to Palladio at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Italy. From 2004 to 2007 he was Artist in Residence of the Kunstfest Weimar.
Mr Schiff has played with most of the major international orchestras and conductors, but nowadays performs mainly as a conductor/soloist. In 1999 he created his own chamber orchestra, the Cappella Andrea Barca. In addition to working annually with this orchestra, he also works every year with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
He has been awarded numerous international prizes, including the Schumann Prize in 2011, the Klavier-Festival Ruhr Prize in 2009, and the Wigmore Hall Medal in 2008. In 2006 he became an Honorary Member of the Beethoven House in Bonn.
In 2006 András Schiff and the music publisher G Henle began an important Mozart edition project. In the course of the next few years there will be a joint edition of Mozart’s Piano Concertos in their original version to which Mr Schiff is contributing to the piano parts, the fingerings and the cadenzas where the original cadenzas are missing. In addition, in 2007 both volumes of Bach’s Well Tempered Klavier were edited in the Henle original text with fingerings by Mr Schiff.
He holds the title of Honorary Professor at the Music Schools in Budapest, Detmold and Munich, and is a Special Supernumerary Fellow of Balliol College, (Oxford UK).