Making music among friends: from the 20th to the 30th of June 2023, resident artist with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra Martha Argerich will invite her large family of musicians, including friends and long-time companions, to Hamburg for the 5th time. The legendary festival this year boasts a total of eleven concerts. In addition to classical greats including Mischa Maisky, Daniel Barenboim, Daniil Trifonov, Stephen Kovacevich and Elena Bashkirova, renowned musicians from other musical genres such as the trumpeter Avishai Cohen, the fadista Carminho and the Indian singer Kaushiki Chakraborty will also be taking part.
Martha Argerich’s affection for Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle is evident every time the legendary pianist returns to its stage.
In June 2023, she will once again pay tribute to her adopted musical home with the 5th Martha Argerich Festival. The festival provides a unique and refreshing atmosphere for both artists and audiences. For eleven days, the carousel of touring and guest appearances comes to a stop, providing a welcome opportunity for musicians from around the world to share intense, accessible and, in the finest sense, unplanned musical moments of the highest artistic quality. As in previous years, one highlight will lead to the next as world-famous artists join talented young musicians from the fields of classical, jazz and world music in an atmosphere of friendship and collaboration.
“Martha Argerich Festival:
pop concert-like celebrations”
In addition to renowned classical musicians such as Mikhail Pletnev, Maxim Vengerov and Gil Shaham, world music stars such as the Fado singer Carminho and the celebrated Indian singer Kaushiki Chakraborty will inspire and delight audiences in the Laeiszhalle. Old friends of the festival will also return, among them Mischa Maisky and Daniel Barenboim. And Daniil Trifonov and Sergei Babayan will perform the concert that an accident forced them to cancel last year.
We wish to express our gratitude to Martha Argerich and all of this year’s artists. We especially wish to thank the B. Grimm Group, Christl and Prof. Dr. Michael Otto, Hye Chong Lim and Bernd Jörg for their generous support.
We look forward to welcoming you to this year’s Martha Argerich Festival!
“Fervent and appreciative applause – have Hamburg’s audiences ever been so enthusiastic?”
Martha Argerich, Sylvain Cambreling, Layla Claire, Pia Davila, Ida Aldrian, Julian Habermann, Benjamin Glaubitz, Jóhann Kristinsson, Carl-Philipp-Emmanuel-Bach-Chor – Werke von Beethoven und Berlioz
Martha Argerich, Sergei Babayan, Daniil Trifonov, Sayaka Selina Studer, Theresia Rosendorfer, Lucie Krysatis – Werke von Schumann und Rachmaninow
Mikhail Pletnev – Werke von Brahms und Dvořák
Martha Argerich, Geza Hosszu-Legocky, Karin Lechner, Margulis Trio, Maxim Vengerov – Werke von Grieg, Weinberg, Prokofjew und Franck
Yonathan Avishai, Avishai Cohen, Haggai Cohen-Milo, Marina Maximilian
Martha Argerich, Yuzuko Horigome, Dong Hyek Lim, Edgar Moreau, Tedi Papavrami, Akane Sakai, Susanne Barner, 10forBrass, Leipziger Streichtrio, Mitglieder der Symphoniker Hamburg – Werke von Johann Sebastian Bach
Stephen Kovacevich, Sayaka Shoji, Akane Sakai, Adrian Iliescu, Satoko Koike, Bruno Merse, Li Li, Rafael da Cunha – Werke von Ludwig van Beethoven
Martha Argerich, Bo Skovhus, Carminho & Band – »Dichterliebe« von Robert Schumann sowie portugiesischer Fado-Musik
Martha Argerich, Elena Bashkirova, Kaushiki Chakraborty, Lyda Chen, David Chen, Leipziger Streichtrio – Werke von Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel und traditionelle indische Musik
Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim
Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Gil Shaham – Beethoven, Schostakowitsch und Haydn
“We are one big family: Martha Argerich triumphs with her new festival”