Jury | Lyda Chen-Argerich

Born in Geneva, Lyda Chen-Argerich is Martha Argerich’s eldest daugther. She studied violin at Geneva Conservatory with Ayla Erduranand and at Beijing Central Conservatory (China) with Lin Yao Ji.

Lyda Chen-Argerich studied law and obtained diploma taken after three years at Geneva University while She carriing on her musical studies by playing viola under the guidance of the teacher Gad Levertofat Tel-Aviv (Isral) University. Then, Lyda decided to use the instrument as a mean to explore chamber music repertoire.

She performed with many instrumental ensembles all over the world. She mainly plays in concert-tours in trio with flute and harp or in piano quartett. Lyda Chen Argerich is a member of Basileo String Quartett from Geneva. Invited to perform in many festivals in the world ; Lugano ,Verbier, Cassis, Suze-la Rousse, Buenos Aires, in Japan, in Argentina… she has the opportunity to play with her mother Martha Argerich and to meet also some great musicians such Misha Maisky, Rebecca Chaillot, Ivry Gitlisor the two brothers Renaud and Gautier Capuçon. She recorded the Dvorak, Faure, and Beethoven piano quartetts under the label EMI for the Progetto Argerich at Lugano.

In 2005, she performed at Suntory Hall in Tokyo for concerts to pay homage to Friedrich Gulda, at Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires for the Argerich Rencontres Musicales. She also performed as a solosist and in chamber music at Teatrodel Circuloin Rosario, Argentina.