Martha Argerich returns to Madrid

Martha Argerich

CNDM presents, for the second time in its cycle Liceo de Cámara XXI, an extraordinary concert of the legendary pianist Argentina, this time, together with fellow pianist Gabriele Baldocci.

Quote, he Sunday 14 January in the Symphony Hall of the National Auditorium in Madrid, It is one of the few times in recent decades in which you can enjoy playing solo Argerich, in this case, the Scenes of children Schumann.

The program will complete works of Liszt, Shostakóvich, Rachmaninov y Ravel, besides versions Liszt parts Verdi and Wagner.

The concert is co-produced by the Philharmonic Concert Society and is the second appointment of a tour that will also go through Valencia (Thursday 11, Palau de la Música) and Barcelona (Monday 15, Palau).

For the second year the National Broadcasting Music Center (CNDM), in co-production with the Philharmonic, Liceo cycle invites the Chamber XXI to the legendary pianist Martha Argerich to star in a special concert in the Symphony Hall of the National Music Auditorium, this time, Italian Gabriele with pianist Baldocci on Sunday 14 January at 19.30 hours. During the last decades they have been very few solo appearances pianist. This small tour of the Iberian Peninsula (which also pass through Valencia and Barcelona) will allow all fans to enjoy their high performances, something that becomes a rare opportunity. Martha Argerich has always been known for its flexibility and curiosity to appear on stage with different artists and groups, with special predilection for young talent project. In this concert the wisdom of the illustrious pianist Argentina with the freshness of Italian pianist Gabriele Baldocci be combined. The duo presents this evening his CD recorded live by the seal Dinamics, with works by Liszt, Shostakóvich, Rachmaninov y Ravel, besides versions Liszt parts Verdi (Salve Maria Jerusalem, from The Lombards in the First Crusade) y Wagner (Isolde's Love from Tristán e Isolda). The strong musical personality of both pianists who live mutual inspiration was what brought them to in 2013 undertake a set path plagued successes. Its Madrid promises a memorable concert, like all the great pianist. tickets, with a general price 15 a 40 euros, and are on sale at the box office of the National Auditorium, INAEM theaters, Y 902 22 49 49

Martha Argerich: Fireproof legend

Born in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Martha Argerich He began playing the piano at age five with Vincenzo Scaramuzza. Considered a child prodigy, soon he began performing in public. In 1955 he moved to Europe and continued his studies in London, Vienna and Switzerland Seidlhofer, Gulda, Magaloff, Lipatti and Stefan Askenase. In 1957 Competitions won the Bolzano and Geneva Piano, and in 1965 International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Since then, It has been one of the most prominent pianists in both popularity and skill. Argerich has stood out for his portrayal of the piano literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His extensive repertoire includes works by Bach and Bartok, Beethoven y Messiaen, and Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Debussy, Ravel, Franck, Prokofiev, Stravinski, Shostakóvich y Chaikovski. Although it is regular guest of the most prestigious orchestras, directors and music festivals in Europe, Japan and America, chamber music has a very important role in his musical life, and acts and frequently recorded with pianists Nelson Freire and Alexandre Rabinovitch, cellist Mischa Maisky and violinist Gidon Kremer. As she herself says: “This harmony between a group of people gives me great strength and peace”. Martha Argerich has recorded with EMI, Sony, Philips, Teldec y Deutsche Grammophon, and many of his concerts have been broadcast on television worldwide.

Among the many awards he has received throughout his career include the Grammy Awards for the concerts of Bartok and Prokofiev, Cinderella by Prokofiev with Mikhael Pletnev and Concerts 2 Y 3 Beethoven with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Claudio Abbado; Gramophone Award "Artist of the Year, Best Album of the Year Concert Piano "by Chopin concert; Premio "Shock del Monde de la Musique" por su recital in Amsterdam; premio "artist of the year German Record Critics' en la categoría de" Mejor de Representación Solista Instrumental "; Sunday Times prize to "Album of the Year" and "Prize BBC Music Magazine" for his album Shostakovich (EMI, 2007).

Since 1998 He is Artistic Director of the Beppu Festival in Japan; in 1999 He created the Festival and International Piano Competition Martha Argerich in Buenos Aires, and in June 2002 the "Progetto Martha Argerich" in Lugano. Among the many honors he has received should be highlighted: Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1996) and Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2004) the French Government; Academic of Santa Cecilia de Roma (1997); Musician of the Year by Musical America (2001); Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, the Emperor of Japan prestigious Praemium Imperiale and the Japan Art Association (2005).

Gabriele Baldocci, eclectic prodigy

Gabriele Baldocci, professor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music in London, He has performed in prestigious centers such as Zurich Tonhalle, Parco della Musica de Rome, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Ceramic Crystal Hall de Seúl, Sala Verdi in Milan, Teatro Ghione of Rome, Teatro Rossetti of Trieste, Teatro Ponchielli of Cremona, Parnassos Hall of Athens, Teatro Lirico de Cagliari, Poisson Rouge in New York and many others, appearing regularly in some of the most important festivals in the world. He has recorded the complete works for piano and violin, viola and piano and Nino Rota Marco Fornaciari with violinist, the complete works for two pianos by Michael Glenn Williams with Enrico Pompili, the complete works of Ballads and Impromptus and Chopin recital for two pianos live, a duet with Martha Argerich. He is currently finishing for Dynamic the complete works of Beethoven's symphonies transcribed for solo piano by Liszt.

countercurrent eclectic musician, He has created numerous shows which ranges from traditional repertoire and improvisation (often directed by the public), in which fuses elements of classical music, jazz y rock, and often presenting works by contemporary authors. Baldocci is official ambassador Martha Argerich Presents Project and participates regularly in several chamber music groups. Form duo for years with Martha Argerich and the Argentine pianist Daniel Rivera, Apart from frequently collaborate with different actors like Amanda Sandrelli.

piano prodigy, he began gigging at the age of publicly 9 years, prize winner being very prestigious piano competitions such as the Concorso Casagrande Competition in Terni and Martha Argerich in Buenos Aires. After studying at the Accademia Pianistica of Imola with Franco Scala, He has been a student of the International Piano Academy Como, where he has been taught by William Grant Naboré, Lèon Fleisher, Alicia de Larrocha, Dmitri Bashkirov, Fou Ts’Ong, Charles Rosen, Andreas Staier y Claude Frank. It has also been graduated at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome under the direction of Sergio Perticaroli. Currently he integrated into the teaching field, He is often invited to give master classes at universities and very prestigious academies of the world. He is frequently invited to participate as a jury member at international piano competitions.

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