Meet the Great Pianists: Martha Argerich

The legendary Argentine pianist Martha Argerich recently celebrated her 75th birthday.  A phenomenal natural talent, she won two major international competitions at age 16, then returned at age 24 in 1965 as the gold-medal winner of the Chopin International Competition in Warsaw.  Since then, she has never been off the international stage, thrilling audiences with her bravura technique and intuitive, electrifying musicality as a solo and chamber musician. 

Enjoy the young, blazing, Martha Argerich performing Chopin’s Scherzo in c# minor, Op 37 (above) and the glorious Prokofiev Third Piano Concerto in C Major Op 26 with Andre Previn and the London Symphony Orchestra (below).

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