The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts will be hosting two of the world's greatest soloists, Martha Argerich and Gidon Kremer, for the first time together in Istanbul. Argerich and Kremer will be on stage, under the sponsorship of Berrin Erengül and Eva Barlas, on Tuesday, 26 November at Lütfi Kırdar Congress and Exhibition Center.
Martha Argerich has been rated highly for her performance of the virtuoso piano literature of the XIX and XX centuries. Her large repertoire includes Bach and Bartok, Beethoven and Messiaen, as well as Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Debussy, Ravel, Franck, Prokofiev, Stravinski, Shostakovitch, Tchaikovski. Though she is permanently invited by the most prestigious orchestras, conductors and music festivals in Europe, Japan and America, chamber music takes a significant part of her musical life.
Of all the world's leading violinists, Gidon Kremer has perhaps had the most unconventional career. He has appeared on virtually every major concert stage with the most celebrated orchestras of Europe and America. Also he has collaborated with today's foremost conductors. Gidon Kremer's repertoire is unusually extensive, encompassing all of the standard classical and romantic violin works, as well as music by twentieth- and twenty-first century masters such as Henze, Berg and Stockhausen.
The tickets for the Istanbul concert of Argerich and Kremer are available through Biletix sales channels and the main box office at İKSV (between 10:00 - 18:00 except Sundays).