From 1952 until his death, Anda made a solo appearance every year at the Salzburg Festival – a record matched by no other concert artist in Mozart’s birthplace.
He directed Mozart concertos from the keyboard with the Camerata Academica, and took it on tour. With the same ensemble he became the first interpreter to record all Mozart’s piano concertos, an achievement which brought him numerous gramophone awards.
For 16 of the 27 concertos, Anda wrote his own cadenzas.
Géza Anda’s repertoire matched the breadth of his public.
What people heard was a style of playing that struck to the human core of all great music.