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Amigos de Música concerts in February 2024

AMIGOS DE MÚSICA CONCERTS IN FEBRUARY 2024After a well-deserved pause during January, the Amigos de Música announce two promising concerts on February 20th and February 22nd 2024, we are fortunate to welcome again Portuguese pianistANA BEATRIZ FERREIRA, another talented pianist which the AMIGOS de MUSICA have supported in the past with the AAMSL Young Portuguese Music Scholarship programme launched in 1994 by the Amigos de Música.

Ana Beatriz FerreiraOn Tuesday February 20th, pianist ANA BEATRIZ FERREIRA will play 10 pieces from Romeo and Juliet by  Prokofiev, the famous Clair de Lune by Debussy and two works by Frédéric Chopin and Franz Schubert.

On Thursday February 22nd, ANA BEATRIZ she will be joined by London based Slovenian violinist LANA TROTOVSEK to play a special CD launch programme to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the brilliant Portuguese composer Joly BRAGA SANTOS (1924-1988),  besides two other works by Ralph Vaughan Williams and a violin sonata by Maurice Ravel. For programme details, www.amigosdemusica.org

All concerts will take place in the Auditorium of OS AGOSTOS near Santa Bárbara de Nexe. Doors will open at 6.00pm and the concert will begin at 7.00pm.! Wine, fruit juices and canapés will be available for self-service before the concert.

For concert bookings please send an e-mail to reservasconcertos@gmail.com . Entry donation including refreshments is €30 per person for guests and non-members, payable in advance by bank transfer (see our website www.amigosdemusica.org ).

Ana Beatriz FERREIRA is an engaged piano soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. She is winner of several prizes and awards, including 1st Prize at Maria Christina Pimentel National Competition, 1st Prize at Lopez Graça National competition and several Merit and Excellence Awards by the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation. .

Lana Trotovsek - Photo by Marco BorggreveAna Beatriz graduated from the Lisbon National Conservatory of Music and holds both a Bachelor Degree in Music (Honours) and a Master’s Degree in Performance from the Royal College of Music in London. One of her most notable achievements is her extensive work on the Piano Concerto op 52 by the renowned Portuguese composer Joly Braga Santos  which she premiered in London in 2015 and Cardiff and with which she already performed on tour in Portugal, conducted by maestro Osvaldo Ferreira. More recently she gave concerts in Spain as part of the XVI Vitoria-Gasteiz International Music Festival and at the Aste Nagusia Classical Music Cycle in Bilbao's Semana Grande.

Described as “a truly superb interpreter” by the critic Robert Matthew-Walker from The Classical Source, Ana Beatriz is an engaged recitalist, chamber musician and soloist. Her career has led her to perform in several venues in Portugal, Spain, the UK and Canada. (https://anabeatrizpiano.com/about/ )

Lana TROTOVSEK is a Slovenian violinist, Soloist and chamber musician who has performed around the world. Lana studied in London at Trinity College of Music with Vasko VasilevBoris BrovtsynRivka Golani, and at the Royal College of Music with Itzhak Rashkovsky.

Lana Trotovšek is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, both in her native country and the United Kingdom. In 2009, she won the First Prize from the Trinity College of Music in a competition of 50 soloists, as well as the First Prize from the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe, together with pianist Gayane Gasparyan. Since her solo debut with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra in 2012, she has appeared with some of the world’s finest orchestras and recorded several CDs. Lana plays on a violin made by Pietro Antonio dalla Costa from Treviso in 1750.  (www.lanaviolin.com).


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