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

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Concerts July/August 2010

Martha Argerich starts the month of July with an Argentinian-flavoured appearance at London's York Place, where she will team up with pianist Alberto Portugheis and his friends.

Additionally, she is also scheduled to play at the Verbier and Salzburg festivals this summer. While she will play two chamber music concerts at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Verbier concert in July will be her only appearance at the Swiss festival this year. She will be partnered by the young French trumpeter, David Guerrier, in Shostakovich's first piano concerto, and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra under Gábor Takács-Nagy, with whom she made a memorable collaboration in the last edition of the Verbier Festival.

An event in Ramatuelle, France, organised by French critic and writer Olivier Bellamy, also sees Argerich's participation on 21 July. Although a detailed programme hasn't yet been published, she will be partnered by pianist Michel Legrand, harpist Catherine Michel and violinist Geza Hosszu-Legocky.

There are also at least 3 other performances in August. Argerich will be part of the Russian National Orchestra's 20th anniversary tour, with their Music Director, Mikhail Pletnev. She will play the Schumann concerto. More detailed information will follow.
[per RNO website, Argerich's name is no longer listed for the concerts on 19 and 21 August, and is only scheduled to play one concert in Liechtenstein. But her participation there is also not 100% guaranteed]

July 4, 2010
Martha Argerich & Alberto Portugheis, piano
with Anda Anastacescu, Katalin Csillagh, Julian Jacobson, Marcela Roggeri, Sandra Simich, piano
Wissam Boustany flute
Geoffrey Silver violin 
Sagi Hartov cello 
Hall One, Kings Place, London, United Kingdom
Verbier Festival 2010
July 17, 2010
David Guerrier, trumpet. Martha Argerich, piano.
Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra/Gábor Takács-Nagy
Salles des Combins, Verbier, Switzerland
Martha Argerich and Gábor Takács-Nagy at the
Verbier Festival, 22 July 2009
Photo © Aline Paley

Festival Classique de Ramatuelle
July 21, 2010
Théâtre de Verdure, Ramatuelle, France

Salzburger Festspiele 2010
July 29, 2010
Chamber Concert 1 · Martha Argerich I
Martha Argerich with Renaud Capuçon, Géza Hosszu-Legocky, violins;  
Lida Chen Argerich, viola; 
Gautier Capuçon, Mischa Maisky, cello
Nelson Goerner, piano
Großer Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria 

August 1, 2010 
Chamber Concert 2 · Martha Argerich II 
Martha Argerich with Dora Schwarzberg, violin; 
Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg, viola; Mischa Maisky, cello; 
Walter Delahunt, Karin Merle, Lilya Zilberstein, piano; 
Géza Hosszu-Legocky & The 5 DeViLs 
Großer Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria

August 17, 2010
Schumann: Piano Concerto, op. 54
Martha Argerich with the Russian National Orchestra/Mikhail Pletnev
Edinburgh, Scotland

August 21, 2010
Schumann: Piano Concerto, op. 54
Martha Argerich with the Russian National Orchestra/Mikhail Pletnev
San Sebastian, Spain

August 29, 2010
Schumann: Piano Concerto, op. 54
Martha Argerich with the Russian National Orchestra/Mikhail Pletnev
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Vadim Repin will play in lieu of Argerich for all three concerts

August 27, 2010
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 11
Martha Argerich, piano
Sinfonia Varsovia/Jacek Kaspszyk
Philharmonic Concert Hall, Warsaw, Poland


  1. It looks like Argerich will not now be taking part in the Russian National Orchestra tour. Lugansky will play instead (see

  2. It's not on the Festival site yet, but it seems Argerich will play at La Roque d'Anthéron on 7 August.

  3. Thanks Quinten! Do you know the exact programme?