• EBI Akiko
  • Martha ARGERICH
  • Sergei BABAYAN
  • Jay GOTTLIEB
  • Andrzej JASINSKI
  • HAN Tong-Il
  • Matthias KIRSCHNEREIT
  • LI Jian
  • Pavel NERSESSIAN
  • Anne QUEFFÉLEC
  • UEDA Katsumi

Martha ARGERICH(Argentina)

Martha ARGERICH

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Martha ARGERICH
Argentina

Martha Argerich was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She began piano lessons at the age of five, studying with Vincenzo Scaramuzza, and displayed her genius. When she was eight years old, she made her debut as a pianist playing piano concertos composed by Mozart and Beethoven. In 1955, Argerich moved with her family to Europe where she continued her studies with Magaloff, Gulda, Mrs. Lipatti, Stefan Askenase and Michelangeli. In1957, Argerich won the Busoni and Geneva International Competitions, and then she began to give concerts actively. In 1965, Argerich won the first prize at the Chopin Competition, which established her indisputable prestige as a pianist in the world. Since then, she has been one of the most prominent pianists in the world in both popularity and ability.

Argerich's repertoires range very widely to the extent they cover from Bach through Messiaen. Argerich always has invitations from renowned orchestras, conductors and music festivals in Europe, Japan and the United States. She has also made chamber music a significant part of her musical life. She regularly plays duos with violinist Gidon Kremer and cellist Mischa Maisky. She also plays many pieces for two pianos and for four-hands with Nelson Freire and Alexandre Rabinovitch.

In 1996, she was decorated with the Order of Artistic and Cultural Merits by the government of France. In 1997, she was appointed as a member of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Since 1996 she has assumed the post of General Director of Beppu Argerich Music Festival. In commendation for her those achievements, she was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette from the Japanese government in 2005. In the same year, she also received the Praemium Imperiale from the Japan Art Association.

From September 1999 the Martha Argerich International Piano Competition has been held in Buenos Aires. In 2001 she was awarded the 2nd "Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli International Prize" from Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli International Piano Festival of Brescia Bergamo. From November 2001 the "Martha Argerich Festival, Buenos Aires" has been held under her general direction.

(Informatio and photo provided by Argerich Arts Foundation)

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