Martha Argerich and 8 pianist friends: live stream from Paris tonight

Martha Argerich and 8 pianist friends: live stream from Paris tonight


norman lebrecht

October 22, 2013

Here’s a link to the live stream of an extraordinary event: Martha and eight of her faves, playing Bach from Paris tonight.

At the first concert last night at the Salle Pleyel, Martha led an all Bach program, with Gabriela Montero improvising in the style of Bach. Both concerts will also be available on demand following their broadcasts.

The players are:

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  • Nicholas Angelich, piano
  • Martha Argerich, piano
  • Frank Braley, piano
  • David Fray, piano
  • Nelson Goerner, piano
  • Dong-Hyek Lim, piano
  • Gabriela Montero, piano
  • Akane Sakai, piano
  • Mauricio Vallina, piano
  • Lilya Zilberstein, piano


  • Carlo Montano says:

    Hi Norman, let’s not forget to mention in BIG LETTERS above that Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne is performing with them in these 2 concerts. The orchestra is one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world, shaped beautifully by the great pianist/conductor Christian Zacharias for the last 13 years. Their previous MD included musicians such as Armin Jordan, Lawrence Foster, Jesus-Lopez Cobos. Principal Guest Conductors have included figures such as Franz Welser-Möst, Okko Kamu, Ton Koopman etc

  • Nathan says:

    Looks like a great concert. Ohio will be watching.

  • Keith McCarthy says:

    I am watching this fantastuic concert as I write, and feel naive for asking this question: does the Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne always play standing up?

    • Simone Genuini says:

      Of course you are extremely naive asking this banal question, the orchestra was obliged to stand up in these 2 Bach concerts because there was no conductor. With 4 pianists and 4 huge pianos in front of the musicians there was no way they could see each others if they weren’t standing up playing. Just to make the concert looked natural even in the numbers where only 1 pianist played they decided to stand up throughout. What a naive amateurish question……..:) Yesterday was the birthday of Jacques Thelen, the agent of most of this camaraderie pianists concerts (Martha included). She loves Jacques tremendously thus she wouldn’t cancel events like this.

  • David Colver says:

    I am truly grateful to you for drawing this to my attention. What a happy evening it made.