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

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Concerts Buenos Aires July 2015

Following their triumphant appearances at the legendary Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires last summer, Martha Argerich and her pal Daniel Barenboim will return to the Argentine capital this July, with three performances that will surely be the hottest tickets this summer there!


Friday, July 4, 2014

Concerts Season 2014-2015

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After a summer break, Martha Argerich is scheduled to return to the concert platform with more intensity in the coming 2014-2015 season. As well as a highly anticipated series of concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic in Berlin and Baden-Baden, she will perform with trusted colleagues and old friends such as Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Chailly and Yuri Temirkanov. Oh, and did I mention a long-awaited return to the United States? Los Angeles is the lucky American city which will get to welcome Argerich with open arms for her three performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

I have an inkling more concerts will be added in due course, but what I can reveal for now is that she will perform concertos by Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Beethoven and Haydn, as well as a recital with Gidon Kremer.

Concerts August 2014

For her much-anticipated return to her home town Buenos Aires in August, and more precisely, her comeback on the stage of the legendary Teatro Colón, Martha Argerich will perform not one, but three concerts with her chum Daniel Barenboim. The first concert will feature Beethoven's first piano concerto, while the second concert will feature both pianists as..... well, pianists. A four-hand piano programme is on the menu, with works by Mozart, Schubert and Stravinsky. For the last concert, the Argentinian comedy-musical group 'Les Luthiers' will join the pianists for a performance of works by Stravinsky and Saint-Saëns.

Concerts July 2014

The moment we had all been waiting for arrived a few days ago, in the picturesque Swiss town of Lugano. That's right. Martha Argerich played one of her trusted warhorses, the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, for the first time in 12 years to wild cheers.

This month, she is scheduled to perform the work again, and again in Switzerland. She will be the featured soloist in the opening concert of the prestigious Verbier Festival in the stunning Swiss Alp resort, with the Verbier Festival Orchestra under Charles Dutoit.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Progetto Martha Argerich 2014

10 June 2014 
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (arrangement for piano 4 hands) 
Martha Argerich, Akane Sakai, piano
Auditorio RSI, Lugano, Switzerland

12 June 2014
Weinberg: Violin Sonata No. 5, op. 53 
Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 10, op. 96 
Gidon Kremer, violin
Martha Argerich, piano
Auditorio RSI, Lugano, Switzerland

15 June 2014
Poulenc: Sonata per piano 4 hands 
Martha Argerich, Dagmar Clottu, piano
Grand Hôtel Villa Castagnola, Lugano, Switzerland

20 June 2014
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20, KV 477  
Martha Argerich, piano
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana/Alexander Vedernikov
Palazzo dei Congressi, Lugano, Switzerland

22 June 2014
Beethoven: Variations on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” op. 66 
Mischa Maisky, cello
Martha Argerich, piano
Auditorio RSI, Lugano, Switzerland

24 June 2014
Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bald Mountain (transcription for 2 pianos by Jura Margulis) 
Martha Argerich, Jura Margulis, pianos
Auditorio RSI, Lugano, Switzerland

26 June 2014
Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, op. 46 
Martha Argerich, Zhaniya Aubakirova, pianos
Auditorio RSI, Lugano, Switzerland

28 June 2014
Ravel: La Valse, for 2 pianos
Martha Argerich, Akiko Ebi, pianos
Auditorio RSI, Lugano, Switzerland

30 June 2014
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 23 
Martha Argerich, piano
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana/Jacek Kaspszyk
Palazzo dei Congressi, Lugano, Switzerland

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Live webcast from Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival

Tomorrow, 24 April at 8.30pm CET, the Franco-German arts channel Arte will stream live the concert by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under conductor Emmanuel Krivine.

Martha Argerich will be the soloist in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 15.

To watch the live webcast, go to

Sunday, March 30, 2014

BREAKING: Argerich and the Berlin Philharmonic in 2015

It has been a while since Martha Argerich performed with the Berliner Philharmoniker. In April 2015, they will perform with Argerich for a one-off concert at the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden, with Riccardo Chailly conducting. The work? An Argerich staple, Schumann piano concerto.

You can already book tickets for the performance here

Monday, February 24, 2014

Another Mozart-Argerich release!

This seems to be Argerich's year of Mozart, with another scheduled release scheduled for late February and mid-March, this time from the independent label Doremi.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Concerts May 2014

The citizens of the Japanese city of Beppu have been lucky for many years. Martha Argerich has played at the festival named after her since 1998, and this year she will perform in two concerts in the late spring.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Concerts April 2014

Only two performances are scheduled for the first half of 2014. Argerich will team up with her childhood friend Daniel Barenboim for a rare 4-handed afternoon outing on the stage of the Berlin Philharmonie. And a few days later, she will be in (hopefully) sunny Aix-en-Provence to play Beethoven's first piano concerto at Renaud Capuçon's new Easter festival there.

19 April 2014
4pm (note the start the time!)
MOZART: Sonata in D major KV. 448 for two pianos 
SCHUBERT: Variations on an original theme A-flat major, D. 813 for 4 hands piano 
STRAVINSKY: "Le Sacre du Printemps" (Version for 4 hands piano)
Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim, piano
Grosser Saal, Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany

24 April 2014
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Martha Argerich, piano
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Emmanuel Krivine
Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France