'One can only marvel at the depth of expression, spontaneity, sense of discovery and playfulness she brings.’ GRAMOPHONE
In a career spanning more than 50 years, world-renowned Argentinean pianist Martha Argerich has won legions of admirers for her uniquely expressive and spirited performances and her fresh, imaginative recordings. Argerich only rarely visits the UK, which is why MIF is thrilled to welcome her to the city in collaboration with Manchester Camerata for this unmissable concert.
Over the years, Argerich has established a number of close working relationships with musicians around the world. One such kinship is with Gábor Takács-Nagy, Music Director of Manchester Camerata, with whom Argerich has performed regularly to brilliant effect. This artistic affinity has inspired tonight’s concert, which features three vital contemporary works that showcase the keyboard in very different ways.
Argerich will join Takács-Nagy and Manchester Camerata in Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No.1, a longtime audience favourite celebrating its 80th birthday this year. Either side of this vibrant work, Manchester Camerata will perform Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, a brooding masterpiece from 1937; and Arvo Pärt’s rich, powerful Lamentate, for which the orchestra will be joined by pianist David Kadouch, a rising star from his generation.
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste
Piano Concerto No.1
Produced by Manchester International Festival.