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

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Argerich in Verbier

The official programme for this year's Verbier Festival was been unveiled this morning! In what promises to be an even more eclectic season than in previous editions, Argerich performs two concerts in July.

On 22 July, she teams up with regular partners Yuri Bashmet, the Capu├žon bros and Nelson Goerner for an evening of chamber music by Schumann, Rachmaninov and Ravel. And on 26 July she will perform in a concert entitled 'Verbier Festival Celebrates', in which some of the works to be performed have now been announced. A star-studded lineup of artists, including Evgeny Kissin, Joshua Bell, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Ivry Gitlis, Vadim Repin, Thomas Quasthoff and Mischa Maisky, will perform chamber music works by Brahms, Shostakovich, Kreisler, Schumann among others. The complete programme for the concert will be nearer to the start of the festival, and will no doubt contain a few surprises!