Britain’s Royal Philharmonic Society has today announced pianist Martha Argerich as their annual Gold Medal recipient.
“Martha Argerich’s combination of technical mastery and passionate artistry make her one of the most compelling and expressive pianists …. and her extraordinary live performances are a musical and intellectual tour de force,” Society Chairman, John Gilhooly has said.
Ms Argerich is the 101st recipient of the accolade since the medal was founded in 1870 – in celebration of the centenary of the birth of Beethoven.
Previous Gold Medallist include: Janet Baker, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, György Kurtag, Sir Simon Rattle, András Schiff, Mitsuko Uchida and Antonio Pappano.