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Monday, June 20, 2016

Concerts 2016-2017 Season

Photo: Adriano Heitmann/Immagina
EXCITING NEWS!!! In the 2016-2017 season, Argerich will: 
- return to Wigmore Hall in London 
- celebrate her friend Gidon Kremer's 70th birthday with three concerts in Berlin, Baden-Baden and Munich
- perform Poulenc's epic concerto for two pianos in Italy, with her protégée, Greek pianist Theodosia Ntokou
- make a rare appearance in the United States in Los Angeles with Stephen Kovacevich(!!!)
- bring back the Prokofiev 3(!!!!!!)

So far, the listings are not complete for the new season, but as always is the case with Argerich, there will always be new surprises. Watch this space!

*Click on the dates for more information*

9 September 2016
9pm 
Poulenc: Concerto for two pianos and orchestra
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Martha Argerich, Theodosia Ntokou, piano
Youth Orchestra of Bahia/Riccardo Castro
Auditorium della Piazza, Rimini, Italy

10 September 2016

9pm
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Martha Argerich, piano
Youth Orchestra of Bahia/Ricardo Castro
Teatro Morlacchi, Perugia, Italy

12 September 2016
8.30pm
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 35
Martha Argerich, piano
Orquestra Neojiba/Ricardo Castro
Grande Salle, Philharmonie, Paris, France

19 September 2016
7.30pm
Schumann: Piano Concerto, op. 54
Martha Argerich, piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Charles Dutoit
Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom

23 September 2016
8pm
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Martha Argerich, piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Charles Dutoit
Rolf-Böhme-Saal, Konzerthaus, Freiburg, Germany

7.30pm
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Martha Argerich, piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Charles Dutoit
Grosser Saal, Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland

7pm
Schumann: Piano Concerto, op. 54
Filarmonica della Scala/Riccardo Chailly.
Grande Salle, Philharmonie, Paris, France

7.30pm
J. S. Bach: Partita No. 2, BWV 826
Schumann: Piano Quintet, op. 44
Cuarteto Quiroga
Martha Argerich, piano
Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid, Spain

9pm
J. S. Bach: Partita No. 2, BWV 826
Schumann: Piano Quintet, op. 44
Cuarteto Quiroga
Martha Argerich, piano
Grande Auditório, Gulbenkian, Lisboa, Portugal

17 October 2016
8.30pm
Debussy: En blanc et noir
Stephen Kovacevich, Martha Argerich, piano
Grande Salle, Philharmonie, Paris, France

12 December 2016
7.30pm
W. A. Mozart: Sonata for two pianos, KV 448 
Rachmaninov: 6 Duets, op. 11 
Ravel: Ma mère l'oye 
Saint-Saëns: Variations on a Theme of Beethoven, op. 35
Martha Argerich, Alberto Portugheis, piano
Wigmore Hall, London, United Kingdom

8 January 2017
11am (NB. Start time)
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1
Martha Argerich, piano
Hamburger Symphoniker/Ion Marin
Großer Saal, Laeszhalle, Hamburg, Germany

29 January 2017
3pm (NB. Start time)
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3, op. 26
Martha Argerich, piano
St Petersburg Philharmonic/Yuri Temirkanov
Royal Festival Hall, London, United Kingdom

2 March 2017
8pm
Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 1, op. 105
W. A. Mozart: Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra, KV 299 (arr. for violin, piano and orchestra by V. Kissine)
Weinberg: Piano Quintet (version for piano and orchestra)
Gidon Kremer, violin
Martha Argerich, piano
Kremerata Baltica
Grosser Saal, Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany

5 March 2017
5pm
W. A. Mozart: Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra, KV 299 (arr. for violin, piano and orchestra by V. Kissine)
Weinberg: Piano Quintet (version for piano and orchestra)
Gidon Kremer, violin
Martha Argerich, piano
Kremerata Baltica
Festspielhaus, Baden-Baden, Germany

8 March 2017
8pm
Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 1, op. 105
W. A. Mozart: Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra, KV 299 (arr. for violin, piano and orchestra by V. Kissine)
Weinberg: Piano Quintet (version for piano and orchestra)
Gidon Kremer, violin
Martha Argerich, piano
Kremerata Baltica
Philharmonie am Gasteig, München, Germany

8 April 2017
8pm
W. A. Mozart: Andante and Variations, KV 501
Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune; En blanc et noir
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances
Stephen Kovacevich, Martha Argerich, piano
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, Unites States

15 April 2017
4pm
Brahms: "Haydn Variations" op. 56b for two pianos
Schönberg: Fünf Orchesterstücke op. 16 (arr. Anton Webern) 

Liszt: "Concerto pathétique"; "Réminiscences de Don Juan"
Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, piano

Grosser Saal, Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany

Progetto Martha Argerich 2016

After 16 great years, this year's Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano will be the last. And looking at the programme, one thing is certain: it's going out with a bang! Not only is star mezzo soprano Cecilia Bartoli performing in two concerts, Martha Argerich herself is bringing back Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit for only the second time - she performed 'Gaspard' once in Beppu in May this year - in 33 years!!! 

*Click on the dates for more information*


8.30pm
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Martha Argerich, piano
Orchestra della Svizzera italiana/Alexander Vedernikov
Sala Teatro, LAC, Lugano, Switzerland

8.30pm
Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Stephen Kovacevich, Martha Argerich, piano
Auditorio Stelio Molo, RSI, Lugano, Switzerland


8.30pm
Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit
Annie Dutoit, narrator
Martha Argerich, piano
Auditorio Stelio Molo, RSI, Lugano, Switzerland

6pm
Beethoven: Sonata for piano and violin No. 10, op. 96
Martha Argerich, piano
Dora Schwarzberg, violin 
Grand Hôtel Villa Castagnola, Lugano, Switzerland

8.30pm
J. S. Bach: Sonata for violin and harpsichord No. 4, BWV 1017
Tedi Papavrami, violin
Martha Argerich, piano
Auditorio Stelio Molo, RSI, Lugano, Switzerland

8.30pm
W. A. Mozart: Aria "Ch'io mi scordi di te?", KV 505
Beethoven: Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, op.80
Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo soprano
Martha Argerich, piano
Orchestra e coro della Svizzera italiana/Diego Fasolis
Sala Teatro, LAC, Lugano, Switzerland

8.30pm
Schubert, F : Da qual sembiante, D 688c; Mio ben ricordati, D. 688d;Vedi quanto adoro, D 510a Rossini, G : Or che di fiori adorno; Seule, une pauvre enfant; Gia la luna in mezzo al mare
Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo soprano
Martha Argerich, piano
Sala Teatro, LAC, Lugano, Switzerland

8.30pm
Schubert: Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821
Mischa Maisky, cello
Martha Argerich, piano
Auditorio Stelio Molo, RSI, Lugano, Switzerland

8.30pm
W. A. Mozart: Sonata for two pianos, KV. 448
Martha Argerich, Sergey Babayan, piano
Auditorio Stelio Molo, RSI, Lugano, Switzerland




Sunday, November 8, 2015

Concerts January - August 2016

Beethoven is a key composer in Argerich's schedule in 2016, with the first and second piano concerti being performed in January and February, as well as being featured in the programme for the upcoming tour of the Maisky-Argerich duo. The musical twosome will celebrate 40 years of friendship with 6 performances in Germany.

Also noteworthy is the concert in Berlin, where's Argerich will celebrate her 75th birthday at a benefit concert for the renovation of the Staatsoper Berlin on June 5. Partnered by her good friend Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin, this promises to be a classical feast!

And in August, she will resurrect Liszt's first piano concerto for the first time in years! Alongside her will be the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and Daniel Barenboim. She starts the 'Liszt tour' in Buenos Aires, followed by Salzburg, Berlin, Lucerne and London.

*Click on the dates for more information*


8 January 2016
8.30pm
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2
Martha Argerich, piano
Alma Chamber Orchestra/Lionel Bringuier
Grande Salle, Philharmonie, Paris, France

18 January 2016
8pm
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2
Martha Argerich, piano
Kremerata Baltica/Gidon Kremer
Halle aux Grains, Toulouse, France

25 January 2016
7.30pm
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2
Martha Argerich, piano
Kremerata Baltica/Gidon Kremer
Müveszetek Palotaja, Budapest, Hungary

29 January 2016
7.30pm
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2
Martha Argerich, piano
Kremerata Baltica/Gidon Kremer
Eglise, Saanen, Switzerland

18 February 2016
8pm
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1
Martha Argerich, piano
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal/Charles Dutoit
Maison symphonique, Montréal, Canada

20 February 2016
8pm
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1
Martha Argerich, piano
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal/Charles Dutoit
Maison symphonique, Montréal, Canada

2 March 2016
7.30pm
Recital with Mischa Maisky. Works by J. S. Bach, Beethoven and Shostakovich
Mischa Maisky, cello
Martha Argerich, piano
Großer Saal, Laeiszhalle, Hamburg, Germany

4 March 2016
8pm
Recital with Mischa Maisky. Works by J. S. Bach, Beethoven and Shostakovich
Mischa Maisky, cello
Martha Argerich, piano
Tonhalle, Düsseldorf, Germany
 
6 March 2016
7.30pm
Recital with Mischa Maisky. Works by J. S. Bach, Beethoven and Shostakovich
Mischa Maisky, cello
Martha Argerich, piano
Großer Sendesaal, NDR Landesfunkhaus Niedersachsen, Hannover, Germany

8 March 2016
8pm
Recital with Mischa Maisky. Works by J. S. Bach, Beethoven and Shostakovich
Mischa Maisky, cello
Martha Argerich, piano
Großer Saal, Alte Oper, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

12 March 2016
8pm
Recital with Mischa Maisky. Works by J. S. Bach, Beethoven and Shostakovich
Mischa Maisky, cello
Martha Argerich, piano
Philharmonie, Köln, Germany

14 March 2016
8pm
Recital with Mischa Maisky. Works by J. S. Bach, Beethoven and Shostakovich
Mischa Maisky, cello
Martha Argerich, piano
Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany

16 March 2016
8pm
Recital with Mischa Maisky. Works by J. S. Bach, Beethoven and Shostakovich
Mischa Maisky, cello
Martha Argerich, piano
Herkulessaal der Residenz, München, Germany

26 March 2016
4pm 
Schumann (arr. Debussy): 6 Studien in kanonischer Form, op.56
Debussy: En blanc et noir
Bartok: Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion, Sz 110 
Torsten Schönfeld, Dominic Oelze, percussion
Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, piano
Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany 

21 April 2016
7.30pm
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (arr. for two pianos)
Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, piano
Glashof, Jüdisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

22 April 2016
8.30pm
Duo Recital Argerich-Barenboim. Works by W. A. Mozart, Schubert and Stravinsky
Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, piano
Grande Salle, Philharmonie, Paris, France

27 April 2016
7.30pm
Duo Recital Argerich-Barenboim. Works by W. A. Mozart, Schubert and Stravinsky
Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, piano
Großer Saal, Musikverein, Wien, Austria

3pm (note the time!)
Mozart: Sonata for two pianos, KV 448
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2, op. 19
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 15
Martha Argerich, piano
Staatskapelle Berlin/Daniel Barenboim
Großer Saal, Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany

12 June 2016
9.30pm
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Martha Argerich, piano
Filarmonia della Scala/Riccardo Chailly
Piazza Duomo, Milano, Italy 

10 July 2016
5pm
Duo Recital Argerich-Barenboim. Works by Mozart, Debussy and Stravinsky
Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, piano
Alfried Krupp Saal, Philharmonie, Essen, Germany

31 July 2016
5pm
Duo Recital Argerich-Barenboim. Works by Brahms, Schoenberg and Liszt
Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, piano
Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Argentina

4 August 2016
8pm
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1
Martha Argerich, piano
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim
Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Argentina

5 August 2016
8pm
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1
Martha Argerich, piano
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim
Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Argentina

11 August 2016
7.30pm
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1
Martha Argerich, piano
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim
Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg, Austria

13 August 2016 
7pm
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1
Martha Argerich, piano
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim
Waldbühne, Berlin, Germany

15 August 2016
7.30pm
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1
Martha Argerich, piano
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim
Konzertsaal, Kultur- und Kongresszentrum, Luzern, Switzerland

17 August 2016
7.30pm
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1
Martha Argerich, piano
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim
Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Concerts November 2015



The new Philharmonie de Paris is hosting Argerich's tribute concerts to Claudio Abbado in November. Performing Prokofiev's third piano concerto (fingers crossed!!!), and partnered by the Lucerne Festival Orchestra under the dynamic direction of Andris Nelsons, the concerts promise to be knockout events!

Also noteworthy is the fact that the first concert, on 9 November, is a charity event in aid of the Institut Curie, to aid in its cancer research programme.

Concerts September 2015

Back in Europe after her summer in Argentina and Japan, Martha Argerich will perform Beethoven's second piano concerto in September, with Daniel Barenboim and his Staatskapelle Berlin. With the team, she will make a lightning visit to Vienna's famed Musikverein, followed by two concerts in Berlin.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Concerts August 2015

Following her highly-anticipated return to Argentina in July, Martha Argerich will perform two concerts in Japan. Here's hoping she'll get some well-deserved summer break afterwards!

Concerts July 2015

In July, Martha Argerich will give four concerts in Europe before leaving for Argentina for performances with Daniel Barenboim. And as is the norm now, Argerich will be partnered by longtime friends Mischa Maisky, Myung Whun Chung and Lilya Zilberstein.

Progetto Martha Argerich 2015

The fifteenth edition of Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano pays homage to two legendary pianists, Robert Schumann - a big love of Argerich - and Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli - one of Argerich's mentors. A few of Schumann's rarer works for piano will be featured during the festival, and other highlights include a performance of Debussy's 'En blanc et noir' with one of Argerich's favourite artists, Stephen Kovacevich.

Beppu Concerts May 2015

13 May 2015
7pm
Shostakovich: Cello Sonata & Piano Trio No. 2
Sascha Maisky, violin
Mischa Maisky, cello
Martha Argerich, piano
B-Con Plaza (Philharmonia Hall), Beppu

15 May 2015
2.30pm
Schumann: First movement from Piano Quintet, Op. 44
Takashi Shimizu, Rintaro Omiya, violin
Koichi Komine, viola
Young Song, cello
Martha Argerich, piano
Argerich's Haus, Beppu

16 May 2015
3.30pm
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2, op. 19
Martha Argerich, piano
Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo/Ken Takaseki
Iichiko Culture Center (Iichiko Grand Theater), Oita

18 May 2015
7pm
Schumann: Piano Quintet, Op.44 
Shostakovich: Concertino for Two Pianos, Op.94
Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos, KV 365
Takashi Shimizu, Tamaki Kawabuko, Rintaro Omiya, violin 
Yoshiko Kawamoto, Koichi Komine, viola 
Young Song, Mari Endo, cello
Martha Argerich, Kyoko Ito, piano
Opera City Concert Hall, Tokyo

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!