Legendary pianist Martha Argerich opens up

World-renowned pianist Martha Argerich practises every day and gets anxious if she misses her time on the instrument

Martha Argerich snorts over her wonton soup. A fellow diner has referred to the "formidable" accomplishments of her early years playing the piano.

"I was formidable? What did I do that was formidable? There were lots of women pianists," says the 77-year-old, a day after her debut at the Singapore International Piano Festival packed audiences into Esplanade Concert Hall and ended with a standing ovation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 19, 2018, with the headline 'Martha's all about the moment'. Print Edition | Subscribe