Austrian cellist and conductor Heinrich Schiff has died in Vienna – aged just 65.
A student of Tobias Kuhne and Andre Navarra at the Vienna Music Academy, he served as Artistic Director of the Northern Sinfonia – and as Chief Conductor of the Orchester Musikkollegium Winterthur, Copenhagen Philharmonic and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.
He had been in poor health for several years following a stroke in 2008.
HEINRICH SCHIFF | SCHUMANN CELLO CONCERTO | CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH | VIENNA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
His famed students included cello virtuosi Rudi Spring, Gautier Capuçon, Richard Harwood and Natalie Clein.
Our condolences are with Mr Schiff’s family, friends, colleagues and students.