Martha Argerich is one of our greatest pianists and has exerted a major impact on the music world of our time. Originally from Buenos Aires, this Argentine-Swiss pianist first performed Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto when she was just seven years old. After moving to Europe, she embarked on an international career by winning first prize in several competitions, including the Geneva International Music Competition and the International Chopin Competition in 1965. Since then, audiences across all the continents have acclaimed Argerich’s performances. She has worked with the most renowned orchestras and musicians, and besides playing the great piano literature, she also places great emphasis on the chamber music repertoire. Countless awards attest to her worldwide success, including several Grammy Awards, Kennedy Center Honors and the Japanese Praemium Imperiale, which she received not least for her unwavering commitment to nurturing young, talented pianists. Her immense discography ranges from Bach via Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Brahms to Debussy and Bartók, and will serve as a benchmark for generations to come.