10 December 2021
By Ellie Palmer
All three have been announced in the line ups for two of 2022's biggest and most anticipated festivals
Both the Verbier Festival and the Riga Jurmala Music Festival have announced the line ups for their 2022 editions.
Verbier will take place from July 15-31, while Riga Jurmala will take places over four separate weekends across July and August.
The former has announced a host of stellar names including Martha Argerich, Evgeny Kissin, Mikhail Pletnev, Denis Matsuev, Sergei Babayan, Yefim Bronfman, Mao Fujita, Kirill Gerstein, Stephen Kovacevich and Nobuyuki Tsujii, as well as András Schiff, Daniil Trifonov, and Yuja Wang with those latter three also set to perform at the Riga Jurmala Music Festival.
Further pianists set to perform at Riga Jurmala (based in Latvia) include Behzod Abduraimov, Hélène Grimaud and Isata Kanneh-Mason.
Wang and Schiff were one of the highlights of the Latvian festival in 2021, and their return in 2022 is eagerly awaited. In 2022, they will collaborate with one of the music world’s most stellar talents, Klaus Mäkelä, who at the ripe age of 25 years is already Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Oslo Philharmonic and Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris.
In Verbier, Wang returns to perform a solo recital and a duo recital with Leonidas Kavakos. She and Kavakos are then joined by Gautier Capuçon to create a high-powered piano trio.