Just in: Martha Argerich cancels Athens ‘for serious health reasons’

Just in: Martha Argerich cancels Athens ‘for serious health reasons’


norman lebrecht

June 27, 2017

press release:


Σοβαροί λόγοι υγείας καθιστούν αδύνατη τη συμμετοχή της κορυφαίας σολίστ Μάρτα Άργκεριχ στην, προγραμματισμένη για τις 15 Ιουλίου 2017, συναυλία της Κρατικής Ορχήστρας Αθηνών στο Ωδείο Ηρώδου Αττικού. Ως εκ τούτου, το Ελληνικό Φεστιβάλ και η Κ.Ο.Α. επιλέγουν την ακύρωση της συναυλίας, με τη λογική του επαναπρογραμματισμού της στο εγγύτερο δυνατό μέλλον κι εύχονται στη σπουδαία καλλιτέχSee more


Serious Health reasons make it impossible for top soloist Martha aArgerich to attend concert, scheduled for 15 July 2017, by the Athens State Orchestra at the Atticus conservatory. Therefore, the Greek festival has chosen to cancel the concert, with the hope of reprogramming it in the nearest possible future and wishing the great artist a speedy recovery.

For the refund process, the public should follow the following procedure:
Cash Purchases: return of money from the centre at of the festival (University 39, within lodge pesmazoglou daily 9.00-16.00 and Saturday 10.00-15.00)
Credit Cards or debit cards: the refund is automatically made by cancelling tickets

Athens State Orchestra

Previously, she cancelled a trip to Australia.


  • Ungeheuer says:

    Wishing for a full and speedy recovery

  • Mike Schachter says:

    More and more worrying

  • Richard Craig says:

    what a great artist I wish her a speedy recovery

  • Mark says:

    Praying for Martha Argerich – may she be restored to health soon !

  • Eldon says:

    Get well…… ❤

  • Yiding Chen + Christina Chen says:

    Our dear God father , please bless Martha Argerich healthy and speedy recovery .the people in earth love her and her music from you
    In Jesus name . Amen !

  • Gabriele Baldocci says:

    Dear all,
    just a quick message to let you know that I spoke with Martha yesterday. Please be reassured that she does not have any dangerous health issues, although she won’t be able to travel and perform for a while due to a painful inflammation in her lower limbs. Nothing too worrying.

    All best,
    Gabriele Baldocci

  • Morello says:

    Nice one Norman

  • Walter says:

    Any word on her concert in Ljubljana on 7/10?

  • David says:

    I was just wondering if our dear Martha may be suffering from Polymyalgia rheumatica, though to confirm this it would mean that she would have stiffness in her shoulder joints as well as in her hip area too. Just a thought as it is easily alleviated with prednisone, a corticosteroid drug. Either way; I do hope she is soon back to good health as such a rare human is much needed on our planet. Every good wish to you lovely lady.