Italy gives highest honour to Martha Argerich

Italy gives highest honour to Martha Argerich


norman lebrecht

October 29, 2018

The Italian President Sergio Mattarella has named Martha a Commendatore dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.



  • Pianofortissimo says:

    Congratulations, however not the highest honour. The Ordine al merito della Repubblica italiana has five classes. Commendatore is the condecoration corresponding the third class.

  • Jonathan Dunsby says:

    What took them so long ?

  • Alexander says:

    very nice of Italy

  • Caravaggio says:

    And when did she last perform in Italy?

    • ED says:

      Well, she performed with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia relatively recently, and is scheduled to again in Dec with Pappano. And of course in Abbado’s last years, there were concerts with his Bologna-based Orchestra Mozart etc.

  • Nigel Goldberg says:

    Martha Argerich deserves every award and honour she ever gets. In a world of mediocrity and the facile her genuine artistry is always a breath of fresh air. Long live Martha !

  • Ms.Melody says:

    Well deserved honor for a great musician.
    Brava Martha