Martha Argerich has been dominating the piano scene since the 1960s thanks to a wide and varied repertoire, never conformist. Her phenomenal technique and great sensitivity have allowed her to stamp her mark on the most demanding works of the repertoire. She is very familiar with the Verbier Festival, and she will open the 2014 edition with the famous Concerto for piano No. 1 by Tchaikovsky, with conductor Charles Dutoit, musical director of the Verbier Festival Orchestra.
This long-awaited opening concert of the Verbier Festival 2014 presents Tchaikovsky's Concerto for piano No. 1, and Brahms' Symphony No. 1. (Beethoven's "Tenth," according to Hans von Bülow).
Picture: Martha Argerich © Aline Paley
Martha Argerich as seen by her daughter Stéphanie