CANCELLED: Oxford Beethoven Festival: Martha Argerich & Stephen Kovacevich - Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Individual photos of Martha Argerich and Steven Kovacevich as collage

Please note, this event has been cancelled. If you have any questions relating to this event, please contact Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra.


Two titans of the piano, Martha Argerich and Steven Kovacevich, come to the Sheldonian Theatre for a piano duo programme pivoting on Beethoven’s extraordinary Grosse Fuge Op. 134 – the colossus that once ended the composer’s thirteenth string quartet and is heard here in the composer’s own arrangement for two pianists.

It is preceded by the heavenly – Mozart’s crystalline G major variations – and followed by the mesmerising – impressionistic piano works by Debussy including the four-hand arrangement of his Prélude à l’apres midi d’un faune. 



Five Variations in G major, K.501


Grand Fugue op. 134 for Piano Four-hands 


En blanc et noir
Prélude à l’apres midi d’un faune


Martha Argerich - Piano 
Stephen Kovacevich - Piano


Doors open at 19:00 and the concert is scheduled to end at approximately 21.30.

Ticket information

Price: £60 / £40 / £30 / £20 / Students from £5 / Concessions available