Martha Argerich's concerts are always planned, but they are never guaranteed.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Concerts March - April 2013

Martha is going back to the classics. For her concerts in March and April will join Claudio Abbado and his Orchestra Mozart for a one-off performance in Bologna, as well as two concerts at the prestigious Lucerne Easter Festival. And in April, the two titans of the music scene will perform two concerts with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in April 2013. Beethoven will be on the menu for the concerts in Ferrara and Paris.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Concerts November 2012

Op. 54 is the flavour of November.

This November, Martha Argerich will be partnered by Sir Antonio Pappano and his Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, performing Schumann's Piano Concerto. Starting in Rome, the home of the orchestra, they will go on to Luxembourg, Munich and Berlin for a three-city tour.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Concerts July 2012

A faithful visitor to the Verbier Festival, Argerich will perform two concerts at the alpine festival in Switzerland, in repertoire familiar and not-yet-so-familiar.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Progetto Martha Argerich June 2012

Photo: A. Heitmann
The Progetto Martha Argerich is 10 years old! For the 11th edition of the Swiss festival, the programming yet again an eclectic mix of the familiar with the unusual.

Friday, April 20, 2012

A Romantic Offering in Japan

Martha Argerich is taking the double concerto - entitled "Romantic Offering" - dedicated to her and cellist Mischa Maisky on tour, starting from this month. Further performances are expected in Lugano, at her Progetto, as well as Verbier in July.

But before that, her loyal fans in Japan will get to hear the concerto first, and it will mark the first performance of the work outside of Europe. Mischa Maisky will naturally perform the cello part alongside Argerich, and the Toho Gakuen Orchestra will be conducted by Ken Takaseki.

19 May 2012
Shchedrin: Double Concerto for piano, violoncello and orchestra (Japanese premiere)
Debussy: Cello Sonata
Martha Argerich, piano
Mischa Maisky, cello
Toho Gakuen Orchestra/Ken Takaseki
Ichiko Sogo Bunka Center, Oita, Japan

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Concerts March 2012

Two of Martha Argerich's favourite musical partners join her for concerts in March. For two concerts in Italy, Claudio Abbado will conduct the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Yuri Temirkanov will join her in London for a concert with his St. Petersburg Philharmonic.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Same music, different angles

The past couple of months, Argerich has been playing quite a lot of Shostakovich. Just a few days before she started her tour with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, she played the same Shostakovich concerto with the CHAARTS Chamber Aartists Orchestra in two concerts in Boswil, Switzerland.
The encore of the last movement was recorded by a member of the orchestra (likely to be a cellist), presumably with the knowledge and consent of Argerich. They put their iPhone on the piano, and posted the resulting edited clip on Youtube.
A few days later, someone in the audience of the VFCO concert filmed the encore of the last movement as well, and that clip also appeared on Youtube.

Take a look.

Boswil, Switzerland, 30 November 2011                  

Firenze, Italy, 12 December 2011

Friday, January 6, 2012

Concerts February 2012

Continuing her tour with the Kremerata Baltica, and following Brussels and Paris in January, Martha Argerich is off to Munich and Freiburg in February with the Shostakovich first piano concerto.

Concerts January 2012

                                                 © Klaus Rudolph/EMI Classics
                                                                        © Thierry Cohen
Happy new year! Martha Argerich is scheduled to appear in three concerts in January. On 23 January she will partner Evgeny Kissin in four-hand piano repertoire by Mozart and Lutoslawski in Paris.
Afterwards, performing the Shostakovich concerto No. 1 with the Kremerata Baltica and its founder Gidon Kremer, she will take the piece on tour with the same group to various cities in Europe. The tour begins in Brussels on 25 January, then Paris will get to see the K-team two days later. Sergei Nakariakov joins Argerich on trumpet.