III INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION "CITY OF VIGO"

(Martha Argerich Edition)

  • INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION
    "CITY OF VIGO"

2019

Martha Argerich, president of the jury

Martha Argerich was born in Buenos Aires. From the age of five, she took piano lessons with Vicenzo Scaramuzza. In 1955 she went to Europe with her family, and received tuition from Friedrich Gulda in Vienna; her teachers also included Nikita Magaloff and Stefan Askenase. Following her first prizes in the piano competitions in Bolzano and Geneva in 1957, she embarked on an intensive programme of concerts.

Nelson Freire

Nelson Freire has long been seen as a connoisseur’s pianist, but a series of superb recordings have raised his profile to the extent that he is now thought of as one of today’s universally recognised great musicians. Whether playing the great warhorses of the repertoire or the gentlest miniatures, he brings to his performances a level of quiet thoughtfulness that puts him in a class of his own.

Pablo Galdo

Pablo Galdo is considered as one of the most renowned Spanish pianists and most outstanding of his generation. Some of the world's greatest pianists and masters have been unanimous in highlighting his talent and musicianship. Hungarian pianist Tamas Vasary, one of the most renowned pianists of XX’s century, said about him: After listening to Pablo Galdo’s recording, I inmediatly invited him to play with me a 4 hands recital.

Sergio Tiempo

Sergio Tiempo is among the most accomplished South American pianists of his generation. While he is less known in the United States, he has achieved considerable fame in Japan and most of Europe. His repertory is fairly broad but mostly in the Romantic and post-Romantic mainstream, with Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Mussorgsky, and Ravel heavily represented.

Tamás Vásáry

Tamás Vásáry is well known as a virtuoso pianist in Soviet-dominated Hungary, but flourished internationally in the 1960s and '70s following his departure to the West. In the late '70s he turned to conducting and toured extensively in that role, especially in the USA.

International Piano Competition "City of Vigo"

The Galician Classical Music Association (AMCG) organizes the I International Piano Competition "City of Vigo".

Take place in:

Rúa de Manuel Olivié, 23, 36203 Vigo, Pontevedra

+34 651 109 095
info@vigopianocompetition.com