Performance Club Wrap-Up, February 23, 2021 - Martha Argerich and Chamber Music

Chamber Music

A big fan of chamber music was…

Martha Argerich

She is from Argentina and speaks at least 3 vocal languages (Spanish, French and English), in addition to the language of piano, which she “speaks” as a Master.

Impressions of her from club members:

“OMG she’s a legend. Martha = God level. Would put her top 10 of all time”
“She likes to smoke and she’s good at playing piano XD”
“Amazing pianist”
“She stands up for what she believes in”
“i have seen her play, i’ve listened to her play the tchaikovsky piano concerto like 10 actual times”
“Genuine”
“Genius”
“She’s Fantastic”
“Great pianist, knows her priorities”

Awards and recognitions

Gave her first major performance at the age of 8.

Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra) - Claudio Abbado (conductor), Martha Argerich and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra for L.v. Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3 (2006)

Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance: - Martha Argerich and Mikhail Pletnev for Prokofiev (Arranged by Mikhail Pletnev): Cinderella Suite for Two Pianos/Ravel: Ma Mere L’Oye (2005)

Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra) - Charles Dutoit (conductor), Martha Argerich and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra for Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 3/Béla Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3 (2000)

International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition: 1st prize (1965)

She performed around the world and dedicated most of her career to collaborative chamber music, notably with Latvian violinist Gidons Krēmers, with whom she produced a number of award-winning recordings.

Performance with Gidons Krēmers

Moments We Love About Martha Argerich


HOMEWORK

Listen to these two performances: