Argerich and Kremer to play together in Istanbul
ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
Martha Argerich (L) and Gidon Kremer to perform in Istanbul.The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) is set to host two of the world’s greatest soloists, Martha Argerich and Gidon Kremer, for the first time together in Istanbul. Argerich and Kremer will be on stage, under the sponsorship of Berrin Erengül and Eva Barlas, on Nov. 26 at Lütfi Kırdar Congress and Exhibition Center.
Martha Argerich has been rated highly for her performance of the virtuoso piano canon of the 19th and 20th centuries. Her large repertoire includes Bach and Bartok, Beethoven and Messiaen, as well as Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Debussy, Ravel, Franck, Prokofiev, Stravinski, Shostakovitch, Tchaikovski.
Though she is frequently invited by the most prestigious orchestras, conductors and music festivals in Europe, Japan and America, chamber music plays a significant part of her musical life.
Of all the world’s leading violinists, Kremer has perhaps had the most unconventional career. He has appeared on virtually every major concert stage with the most celebrated orchestras of Europe and America. Also he has collaborated with today’s foremost conductors.