There will be a total of 8 'Amigos de Música' concerts during June 2021. these will take place in the auditorium at Os Agostos.
The first two of 4 concerts will be on Tuesday June 15 when pianist KONSTANTIN LAPSHIN will play pieces by Beethoven, Liszt and Rachmaninov during both the matinee and evening concerts. On Thursday June 17 Konstantin’s matinee and evening concerts will feature music by Scriabin, Chopin and Tchaikovsky.
Konstantin Lapshin, completed his studies in the Moscow State Conservatory and then moved to London to study at the Royal College of Music (RCM). In 2009 he received his Masters and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Rose Bowl for the most outstanding student. He subsequently played for HRH Prince Charles.
Konstantin has since performed in major concert halls around the world. In 2015 Konstantin made a concert tour of Finland dedicated to the 150th. anniversary of the birth of composer Jean Sibelius. Sibelius is considered the father of Finnish music and is probably best known for his hymn Finlandia.
Among Konstantin’s most exciting large-scale performances was his concert in Odessa, Ukraine. He played Rachmaninov’s Concerto No.3 with the Odessa Philharmonic conducted by Grammy award winning Mikhail Pletnev as part of the first annual “Black Sea Music Fest”. This concert was organised in memory of victims of the war in Ukraine.
Konstantin now teaches at the RCM where he received his PHD. He has given master classes internationally and has served as a jury member of international piano competitions.
Konstantin has made many recordings since his debut recording.
For the matinee doors will open at 10.00am and the concert will begin at 11.00 am. Coffee and biscuits will be available.
For the evening performance doors will open at 6.00pm and the concert will begin at 7.00pm. There will be wine, fruit juices and canapés available for self-service.
For general information about the AMIGOS DE MÚSICA including concert programmes, bookings, safety measures for Covid-19 (including reduced seating) and driving instructions to Os Agostos please see: www.amigos-de-musica.org
The AMIGOS DE MÚSICA is an international group of around 90 members who stage musical activities by internationally renowned musicians and also sponsor young Portuguese musicians. It is a non-profit organization and is in its 30th. year
Os Agostos is an impressive XVlll century country estate located above Santa Bárbara de Nexe and near Bordeira.