LYDA CHEN ARGERICH
Born in Geneva Lyda first studied violin in the Geneva Music Conservatory with Ayla Erduran. She then took classes with Professor Lin Yao Ji at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music. On her return from China she began to study law and humanities at the Geneva University and obtained a law degree.
Later she found many affinities with the viola and its repertoire. Mostly self taught in the instrument, she started to perform in different groups, followed string quartet class of Gabor Takacs and received a diploma of chamber music at the Geneva Music Conservatory.
She eventually perfected her studies with Professor Marie-Françoise Pallot from the Boulogne Conservatory.
Some musical encounters with her mother Martha Argerich opened the way to further experience in music performing with many fantastic performers. She played at Verbier Festival, La Roque D’Antheron, Viviers, les Folles Journées de Nantes, Chambery, Salzburg Festspielen and Progetto Argerich in Lugano.
She played chamber music concerts in Tokyo Triphony and Sumida Halls, Teatro Colon, Salle Pleyel, Salzburg Mozarteum and played as soloist in the Zürich Tonhalle, the Teatros del Circulo and San Juan in Argentina.
She has enjoyed playing as invited guest in various orchestras such as Japan New Philharmonic Orchestra della RSI, China All Star Orchestra and Western Eastern Divan Orchestra.
Since 2013 and 2014 she has gained experience playing as soloist and conducting professional orchestras in Valenciennes, Beijing and Guanzhou. She was invited to play recitals and give viola and chamber music masterclasses for Conservatories in Spain, Argentina, Switzerland, Bolivia and Kazakstan and China.
EMI recordings from the Lugano Festival include Beethoven, Dvorak, Schumann, Faure quartets, Franck and Chostakovich quintets with partners such as Ivry Gitlis, Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich and Gabriela Montero.