Martha Argerich – Argentine Classical Pianist

Published Date   09th Jun. 2019, 14:28 pm
Martha Argerich – Argentine Classical Pianist
Quick Info
Birth Name: Martha Agerich
Birth Place: Buenos Aires
Birth Sign: Gemini
Father: Juan Manuel Argerich
Mother: Juana Heller
Ethnicity: White
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Silver
Date of Birth: 05/06/1941
Age: 82 years old
Nationality: Argentine
Net Worth: $1.5 million
Children: Stephanie Argerich, Annie Dutoit, and Lyda Chen Argerich

Martha Argerich was born on June 5th, 1941, in Buenos Aires. She is an Argentine classical concert pianist. She has established herself as one of the greatest pianists of all time. Martha is best known for her recordings and performances of chamber music.

Martha Argerich’s net worth is estimated at $1.5 million. Her father was Juan Manuel Argerich and mother was Juana Heller. She has three daughters named Stephanie ArgerichAnnie Dutoit, and Lyda Chen Argerich, a violinist. Currently, she is single but was married three times to Robert Chen, Charles Dutoit, and Stephen Kovacevich.

Net Worth And Earnings

As mentioned earlier, Martha Argerich’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million. Given that she has been performing for more than 70 years, she must have collected some good amount.

Martha Argerich

Martha Argerich has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. Image Source: Pinterest.

Martha started playing the piano when she was three. Later, when she was five, she moved to teacher Vincenzo Scaramuzza. Also, she got lessons from some of the good names in music like Madeleine Lipatii, Abbey SimonArturo Benedetti Michelangeli and Nikita Magaloff. 

Martha Argerich debuted at the age of 8. She became internationally popular when she won the Seventh International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1965. She made her first commercial recording in 1960. The commercial included works by Chopin, Brahms, Ravel, Prokofiev, and Liszt.

Martha has won three Grammy awards in her career till now. Besides Grammy, she has been able to invite herself, the biggest of honors such as Premium Imperiale 2005 in Japan, Diamond Konex  Award 1999 and many more.

Argentine pianist Martha Argerich

Martha Argerich has won three Grammy Awards. Image Source: YouTube

Martha Argerich often noted that she felt “lonely” during the solo performances. Since 1980, she has focused on concertos, in particular, chamber music.

Martha was elected as the President of the International Piano Academy Lake Como as well. She performs annually at the Lugano Festival. She has created the Margerich Music Festival and Encounter in Beppu, Japan since 1996 and is the general director for it.

Martha celebrated her 75th birthday with her performance of Liszt’s First Piano Concerto. Furthermore, Martha’s YouTube channel has over 7800 subscribers.

Martha has shared her performance on YouTube as well.


Martha Argerich has been living a wonderful life. But there were some instances in her life where she had to face some health issues as well. In 1990, she received treatment for malignant melanoma, a form of cancer. Her cancer went into remission. But it re-occurred in 1995 which again went into remission. As of 2019, she remains cancer-free.

Relationships And Family

As mentioned earlier, Martha Argerich is the daughter of mother Juana Heller and father Juan Manuel Argerich. Apart from their names, there is not much information about her parents as they seem to like to enjoy their private life. The world knows Martha for herself and for her aversion to the press and publicity.

Pianist Martha Argerich

Martha Argerich does not like to be in the media limelight. Image Source: Bandwagon Asia

Talking about relationships, Martha Argerich seems single. Before, she was married to a pianist, Stephen Kovacevich. But the relationship ended due to some reason she has not revealed yet. She also has got a daughter with Stephen named Stephanie Argerich.

Martha Argerich with her ex husband Stephen Kovacevich

Martha Argerich with her husband Stephen Kovacevich. Image Source: Zimbio

Prior to her marriage with Stephen, Martha had married a Swiss conductor, Charles Dutoit in 1969. Annie Dutoit is Martha Argerich’s daughter with Charles.

Formerly, even before Stephen, Martha was married to the composer-conductor, Robert Chen. She has a daughter with Chen as well who is named Lyda Chen Argerich, who grew up to become a violist.

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