"He found song where others find formula; he conveyed song where others play scales."
— The Los Angeles Times
“But so successful was the evening that the critic can only throw up his hands, wish you had been there, and quote Ira Gershwin's endearing tombstone inscription: 'Words Fail Me.'”
— The New York Times
"Among current piano titans, Andras Schiff is the Zen master. He is both utterly relaxed and absolutely awake; taken together, those qualities add up to an unbreakable focus. He is tireless and seemingly infallible, and his playing is window-clear. Listening to Schiff play is like looking into a running stream and seeing all the colorful, round pebbles beneath the water."
— San Jose Mercury
"He cast a spell from which one could sense the entire hall subsequently awaken."
— The Independent
"He drew listeners with his singing tone, elegantly shaped phrases and exquisite contrapuntal detailing."
— Los Angeles Times
"There is nothing more reliable in the world of classical music today than pianist Andras Schiff playing Bach."
— The New York Times
"Andras Schiff's recital was one of the great musical events of the season."
— The Washington Post
"Andras Schiff would make Bach proud."
— New York Magazine
"Schiff went straight to the heart of the matter in a no-frill manner: with neither baton nor score, he shaped rather than conducted a beautifully detailed performance, indicating rather than dictating to the orchestra - more authentic than the authenticists."
— The Times (London)
"Schiff's interpretations were beautifully conceived with an intimacy and insight that spoke of his own profound feeling for the music."
— Daily Telegraph (London)
"Schiff stands with perhaps only a handful of pianists in his total achievement of the most severe beauty."
— The Philadelphia Inquirer
"It was music of the highest order."
— Boston Herald
"There are many things to marvel at in the playing of pianist Andras Schiff."
— San Francisco Chronicle
"His many recordings have long established him as the foremost proponent of Bach's keyboard music on the modern piano since Glenn Gould."
— The New York Observer
“He picks his words carefully as if he has a limited supply and doesn’t want to waste any, but he spreads them broadly. All without sheet music and without notes. But he is far, far funnier than you would ever expect, and again like Haydn, understands how to time a moment’s silence to perfection.”