VERY SAD NEWS | Eminent Austrian Cellist and Conductor Heinrich Schiff Has Died

Austrian cellist and conductor Heinrich Schiff has died in Vienna - aged just 65

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Heinrich Schiff Cellist Obituary

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.