The legendary pianist Martha Argerich returns to the Enescu Festival 2017 after ten years
The concert at the Palace Hall, supported by CBRE, will include George Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major, Three symphonic sketches by Debussy, and Ravel’s Bolero for orchestra
The great pianist Martha Argerich returns to the stage of the George Enescu International Festival 2017, after ten years, and she will perform at the Palace Hall together with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Charles Dutoit, on 12 September, starting 20.00, in a concert supported by CBRE.
The pianist Martha Argerich will play for the public the Piano Concerto in G major (1931), by Maurice Ravel, and in the opening of concert, the prestigious orchestra will play Romanian Rhapsody no. 1 in A major op. 11 no. 1 (1901), by George Enescu. For the second part of the evening, the programme includes: Debussy – “La mer”. Three symphonic sketches: De l’aube a midi sur la mer, Jeux de Vagues, Dialogue du Vent et de la Mer (1905) and Ravel – Bolero for orchestra (1928).
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Argentine-born, Martha Argerich is considered worldwide one of the most important pianists of our century. She made her debut at the tender age of 8, with a Mozart concerto. In 1965, as young as 24, she won the First Prize at the Chopin Competition, thus becoming one of the international piano legends. Martha Argerich has performed on all the great stages of the world, under the baton of first-class conductors worldwide. In 2016, she celebrated her 75th birthday under the baton of Daniel Barenboim at the BBC Proms. The Guardian dubbed her performance “unforgettable”. “The way that Martha Argerich touches the piano is equally stunning, and her performance as precise as ever”, added the prestigious British daily.
The concert given by Martha Argerich with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of the conductor Charles Dutoit, will also be broadcast live on www.festivalenescu.ro, TVR 3 and Radio România Muzical.
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Translation provided by Biroul de Traduceri Champollion