On Tuesday October 26th, pianist Irina Chkourindina will play Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons, Op. 37 and three preludes by Rachmaninoff. On Thursday, October 28th, she will play a Mozart Sonata and several pieces by Chopin.
Irina is a multi-faceted artist with talents ranging from accompanist to musical dramatist. She graduated from Moscow’s prestigious Conservatory receiving a Special Mention from the jury for her work as a soloist and chamber musician. At the Conservatoire de Geneve, she obtained a post graduate degree as a soloist and chamber musician with Distinction.
Irina has distinguished herself in numerous international competitions. When she was 16 she won the Beijing Piano Competition and at 22 won the first prize at the Moscow National Accompanist Competition. She has a broad repertory with a fondness for Russian composers. Among her other favourites are romantic composers such as Liszt, Chopin and Schumann as well as modern composers including Dutilleux and Schedrin.
Irina has performed as a soloist in India, Oman, Sweden, France and elsewhere. She gives yearly recitals at the Château de Lourmarin in Provence. In Switzerland she has performed in numerous festivals. In 2008 she joined Trio Arc and has been performing regularly with them throughout Switzerland. As a chamber musician she has played with the cellist Estelle Revaz, the violist Maxim Rysanov and the violinist Sergei Ostrovsky. She has also accompanied Sophie Graf, Hélène Hebrard and the great Finnish soprano, Camilla Nylund.
Adding to her array of artistic projects, Irina has performed in “literary concerts” with actor/director Alain Carré’s dramatization of the tumultuous romantic life of Franz Liszt, and the tormented, sombre journeys of the poets Rainer Maria Riike and Frederico Garcia Lorca. A current project recalls the life and exile of Sergei Rachmaninoff. Irina has also recorded 2 CDs of Romantic and Chamber music with trio “ARC”.
Details of the times and concert programmes are available on the Amigos’ website www,amigos-de-musica.org
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. For navigation instructions go to: http://www.osagostos.com and then to “HOW TO GET THERE”.