November 2022 is shaping up to be a fantastic month for Classical Music in Singapore. Among this month’s highlights is a series of concerts by Concert Pianist Extraordinaire, Martha Argerich from 7th – 9th November at Singapore’s national performing arts centre, the Esplanade whose futuristic architecture proves to be a fitting match to Argerich’s commitment to bringing classical music into the future!

Martha Argerich, (born June 5, 1941, Buenos Aires, Argentina), Argentine pianist known for her recordings and performances of chamber music, particularly of works by Olivier Messiaen, Sergey Prokofiev, and Sergey Rachmaninoff. A prodigy, Argerich was performing professionally by age eight.

The Esplanade Theatres on the Bay is Singapore’s National Performing Arts Venue celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary in 2022

Known for decades as “the greatest pianist in the world, the artist whom other pianists almost universally venerate for her formidable technique and her instinctive musicianship” (Washington Post, 2016), the legendary Martha Argerich returns to Singapore to headline her first festival here!


Martha Argerich and Friends – Live in Singapore

Over the course of three nights, Argerich will share the stage with friends and family in chamber music, and with the Orchestra of the Music Makers with her definitive interpretation of Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto.


Keeping with her longtime commitment to championing the future of classical music, Argerich is also immensely proud to present the next generation of young pianists in her festival, including her prodigious 14-year-old grandson David Chen and the newly-crowned Van Cliburn Competition winner Yunchan Lim.


Also featured will be Martha’s daughter, Lyda Chen Argerich on Viola, and conductor and pianist Darío Alejandro Ntaca together with the Orchestra of the Music Makers.



Piano Provided by Bechstein Music World

Martha Argerich and Friends will be playing at the Esplanade Concert Hall on the C. Bechstein D282 Concert Grand Piano generously provided by Bechstein Music World Singapore for this concert series.

Martha Argerich on a Bechstein Concert Grand Piano at Das Tsinandali Festival in 2020


Here’s what we have to look forward to:




Monday, 7 November 2022, 8:15pm


CLARA SCHUMANN – Three Romances, Op. 22

            Lyda Chen Argerich, viola

            Martha Argerich, piano

CHOPIN – Fantasie-Impromptu, Op. 66

            David Chen, piano

RAVEL – Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose)

            Martha Argerich, piano

            David Chen, piano

RACHMANINOV – Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

            Darío Alejandro Ntaca, piano

            Martha Argerich, piano





Tuesday, 8 November 2022, 8:15pm


WAGNER – Prelude to Act 3 of Lohengrin

BEETHOVEN – Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15

BRAHMS – Tragic Overture, Op. 81

SCHUMANN – Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

David Chen, piano (Beethoven)

Martha Argerich, piano (Schumann)

Orchestra of the Music Makers

Darío Alejandro Ntaca, conductor





Wednesday, 9 November 2022, 8:15pm


HINDEMITH – Trauermusik

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV – Scheherazade, Op. 35

BEETHOVEN – Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73

Lyda Chen Argerich, viola (Hindemith)

Yunchan Lim, piano (Beethoven)

Orchestra of the Music Makers

Darío Alejandro Ntaca, conductor


(Programmes subject to change at the artists’ discretion)


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