Martha Argerich Festival Hamburg

20 – 30 June 2024

»Rendezvous« between Kampnagel, Elbphilharmonie, and Gruenspan

Symphoniker Hamburg has had the honor of presenting the Martha Argerich Festival since 2018. Between 20 and 30 June this year, the festival’s sixth season will take place in a slightly different form: because of extensive renovation activities in the Laeiszhalle, the festival will undertake a musical journey to a wide variety of venues throughout Hamburg. Martha Argerich is looking forward to this journey of discovery as a fresh new interpretation of her vision of a festival where new and unconventional ideas can be explored – with new locations and innovative formats that erase the boundaries between cultures and genres.

Martha Argerich (c) Daniel Dittus

With this in mind, she will welcome artists such as Janine Jansen, Gil Shaham, Mischa Maisky, Edgar Moreau, Sergei Nakariakov, Stephen Kovacevich, Lilya Zilberstein, Sergio Tiempo, Samuel Weiss, Hans-Jürgen Schatz, Pauline Rénevier, and Alexander Scheer, as well as family members and many other friends.

This year’s Martha Argerich Festival will feature concerts, discussions, readings, and crossover programs in sometimes surprising locations. In addition to the Elbphilharmonie, audiences will be invited to the Kunsthalle, the Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte, and the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe. The Deutsches SchauSpielHaus, the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, and the Hochschule für bildende Künste will be filled with the music and spirit of the festival, as will Gruenspan, the Mojo Club, and Kampnagel.

Mischa Maisky (c) Daniel Dittus

“A Force of Nature Called 
Martha Argerich”

HAMBURGER ABENDBLATT

Don’t miss out when in the Deutsches SchauSpielHaus Shakespeare’s sonnets are joined by classical piano music and jazz in a wild dialogue about love, when Martha Argerich and concert manager Annabelle Weidenfeld discuss »The Music World Then and Now« in the Kunsthalle, when Brahms and Debussy encounter the virtuoso folklore-classical fusion of Geza & the 5 DeVils in the Mojo Club, or when Janine Jansen, Mischa Maisky, and Martha Argerich perform chamber music on the same stage as a fiery flamenco program at Gruenspan. Or maybe you’d like to experience a recital in the Hochschule für bildende Künste with the legendary founder of the festival accompanying Robert Schumann’s »Dichterliebe« or hear her – along with Gil Shaham, Edgar Moreau, and the Symphoniker Hamburg under the direction of Principal Conductor Sylvain Cambreling – perform Beethoven’s »Triple Concerto« in the Großer Saal of the Elbphilharmonie?

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Martha Argerich, Sylvain Cambreling, and Symphoniker Hamburg (c) Daniel Dittus

“Martha Argerich Festival:
Cheers Like at a Pop Concert”

HAMBURGER ABENDBLATT

The festival program for 2024 offers an unconventional, rich, free-spirited, humorous, light-hearted, and inspiring mix of concerts, literary readings, solo performances, fascinating panel discussions, flamenco, jazz, theater evenings, chamber music, and “family affairs” (such as »Carnival of the Animals« with a new text written especially for the occasion). The festival provides opportunities for new types of artistic encounters for audiences and performers alike, encounters that are far too seldom in the day-to-day routine of concert and theater life. With her unique mix of self-assurance and good humor, Martha Argerich inspires and empowers us to discover new perspectives and insights – also concerning ourselves.

Martha Argerich and Sylvain Cambreling (c) Daniel Dittus

“Exuberant and adoring jubilation – when has a Hamburg audience ever been this enthusiastic?”

FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG
Martha Argerich (c) Daniel Dittus

Martha Argerich can hardly wait: »I’m really looking forward to meeting my Hamburg audience again and hope they will share my excitement on this festive journey through the city. The combination of old friendships and new discoveries promises to create lively, unusual, and truly artistic experiences that break through the borders of conventional concert tour routine. This is something quite rare and very important to me!«

“One Big Family: Martha Argerich triumphs with her new festival”

NEUE ZÜRCHER ZEITUNG

Exuberant and adoring jubilation for Martha Argerich (c) Daniel Dittus

We wish to thank all of the artists participating in this year’s festival, especially Martha Argerich. We are also grateful for the generous support provided by the B. Grimm Group, Christiane and Dr. Lutz Peters, Annegret and Claus-G. Budelmann, Birgit and Bernd Garbe, the City of Hamburg, the Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, the friends and supporters of Symphoniker Hamburg, and the Hamburger Sparkasse!

We invite you to join us on this exciting journey of discovery, dear listeners – we’re looking forward to it!

The Concerts

Martha Argerich Festival 2024 #1

Martha Argerich Festival 2024 #1

Martha Argerich, Edgar Moreau & Shakespeare

Kampnagel (K2) – Jarrestraße 20, 22303 Hamburg

Martha Argerich, Hans-Jürgen Schatz, Samuel Weiss, Edgar Moreau, Sergio Tiempo, Haggai Cohen-Milo, Pablo Barragán, Adrian Iliescu, Satoko Koike, Bruno Merse, Li Li


Do, 20.06.2024 19:30 Uhr
Martha Argerich Festival 2024 #2

Martha Argerich Festival 2024 #2

Martha Argerich, Janine Jansen & Flamenco

Gruenspan – Große Freiheit 58, 22767 Hamburg

Martha Argerich, Janine Jansen, Jing Zhao, Nino de los Reyes, Rafita de Madrid, Alex Conde, Haggai Cohen-Milo


Fr, 21.06.2024 19:30 Uhr
Martha Argerich Festival 2024 #3

Martha Argerich Festival 2024 #3

Martha Argerich, William Shakespeare & Jazz

Deutsches SchauSpielHaus – Kirchenallee 39, 20099 Hamburg

Martha Argerich, Mauricio Vallina, Célia Kameni, Haggai Cohen-Milo, Alexander Scheer, Pauline Rénevier


Sa, 22.06.2024 19:30 Uhr
Martha Argerich Festival 2024 #4

Martha Argerich Festival 2024 #4

David Moreau, Gérard Caussé, Edgar Moreau

Hamburger Kunsthalle – Glockengießerwall 5, 20095 Hamburg

Martha Argerich, Daniel Kühnel, Annabelle Weidenfeld, Alexander Klar, David Moreau, Gérard Caussé, Edgar Moreau, Adrian Iliescu, Satoko Koike, Fabian Lindner, Bruno Merse, Sebastian Mirow


So, 23.06.2024 17:30 Uhr
Martha Argerich Festival 2024 #5

Martha Argerich Festival 2024 #5

Martha Argerich & Lilya Zilberstein

Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte, Innenhof – Holstenwall 24, 20355 Hamburg

Martha Argerich, Theresia Rosendorfer, Frederik Virsik, Lilya Zilberstein, Anton Gerzenberg, Adrian Iliescu, Péter Gulyka


Mo, 24.06.2024 19:30 Uhr
Martha Argerich Festival 2024 #6

Martha Argerich Festival 2024 #6

Martha Argerich, Ema Nikolovska – »Dichterliebe«

HFBK Hamburg, Aula – Lerchenfeld 2, 22081 Hamburg

Martha Argerich, Theresa Pilsl, Hagar Sharvit, Daniel Arkadij Gerzenberg, Ema Nikolovska


Di, 25.06.2024 19:30 Uhr
Martha Argerich Festival 2024 #7

Martha Argerich Festival 2024 #7

Debussy, Schumann, Poulenc – Sergei Nakariakov

Spiegelsaal im MK&G – Steintorplatz, 20099 Hamburg

Karin Lechner, Sergio Tiempo, Sergei Nakariakov, Maria Meerovitch, Hovhannes Baghdasaryan, Li Li, Akane Sakai, Chisato Taniguchi


Mi, 26.06.2024 19:30 Uhr
Martha Argerich Festival 2024 #8

Martha Argerich Festival 2024 #8

Martha Argerich, Gil Shaham, Edgar Moreau – Tripelkonzert

Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal

Martha Argerich, Gil Shaham, Adrian Iliescu, Edgar Moreau, Albrecht Mayer, Stefan Schweigert, Akane Sakai, David Kadouch, Christoph Heesch, Sylvain Cambreling, Symphoniker Hamburg, Gäste aus dem Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra


Do, 27.06.2024 20:00 Uhr
Martha Argerich Festival 2024 #9

Martha Argerich Festival 2024 #9

Martha Argerich & Stephen Kovacevich

Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal

Martha Argerich, Stephen Kovacevich, Jura Margulis, João Barradas, Afonso Pais, André Rosinha, Bruno Pedroso


Fr, 28.06.2024 19:30 Uhr
Martha Argerich Festival 2024

Martha Argerich Festival 2024

Masterclass mit Stephen Kovacevich

Hochschule für Musik und Theater

Wie arbeiten Musiker:innen eigentlich an der eigenen Interpretation eines Werks?


Sa, 29.06.2024 10:00 Uhr
Martha Argerich Festival 2024 #10

Martha Argerich Festival 2024 #10

Martha Argerich, Jing Zhao, Geza & The 5 DeViLs

Mojo Club – Reeperbahn 1, 20359 Hamburg

Martha Argerich, Jing Zhao, Lily Maisky, Sascha Maisky, Geza & The 5 DeViLs


Sa, 29.06.2024 19:30 Uhr
Martha Argerich Festival 2024 #11

Martha Argerich Festival 2024 #11

Martha Argerich, Sergei Nakariakov, Sylvain Cambreling

Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal

Martha Argerich, Sergei Nakariakov, David Chen, Roman Blagojevic, Annie Dutoit, Sylvain Cambreling, Symphoniker Hamburg, Gäste aus dem Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra


So, 30.06.2024 11:00 Uhr