The Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance is thrilled to announce an engagement with the world's "greatest living pianist" (Classic FM), an artist BBC Music Magazine declared "the most elusive, most brilliant pianist of her generation, the terminally glamorous and unpredictable Martha Argerich," together with LAMP master Walter Delahunt.
Presented by businessman Eduardo Gonzalez Lemmi, the Argentina-born pianist will visit LAMP March 31-April 2 to teach two master classes for exceptional young pianists and on Sunday, April 2, she and Delahunt will join forces for an extraordinary duo performance in LAMP's deeply intimate, 1895 concert hall. Only 130 tickets will be available!
Revered for her interpretations of the virtuoso piano literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, Argerich catapulted to fame after winning the 7th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1965. She was 24. That same year, she made her U.S. debut in the Lincoln Centre's Great Performers Series.
Since the 1980s, she has staged few solo performances, concentrating instead on concertos and, in particular, chamber music, and collaborating with instrumentalists in sonatas. She is noted especially for her recordings of 20th-century works by composers such as Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 (recorded in December 1982 with the Radio Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under the direction of Riccardo Chailly), with Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 (February 1980, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Kirill Kondrashin).
She is also famous for her interpretation of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3, Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, and Bach's Partita No. 2 in C minor, which she has recorded several times and continues to perform. Recently awarded Kennedy Center Honors by U.S. President Barack Obama, Argerich is named on virtually every list of the top pianists of all time – often, the only female to be so recognized. She is known for selling out concerts in mere minutes. Her appearance at LAMP is one of only two North American appearances this year.
LAMP is grateful to presenting sponsor Eduardo Gonzalez Lemmi, a good friend and partner of Clearwater Seafood in Argentina, who lives between Argentina and Spain. We are also grateful to RBC Royal Bank for sponsoring master class opportunities for top young pianists.
Tickets for the 5:00 pm gala are $300 per person and include a reception with the artist following the concert. To reserve, please contact LAMP at 902-634-8667.