Press Release; March 2018 Concerts

 FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION    MARCH 2018 CONCERTS            27.02.2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIERS LANE, the celebrated Australian pianist, will give two concerts during March 2018. The first on Tuesday March 13 is entitled “A Night in Vienna” featuring music by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schubert/Godowsky, Strauss/Godowsky and Strauss/Schultz-Evler. On Thursday March 15 it will be “Chopin and Romantic Russians” with music by Glazunov, Chopin and Rachmaninov.

 

Piers was born in London in 1958. His parents (father English and mother Australian) had met whilst auditioning as piano students for the Royal College of Music. Piers grew up in Brisbane and graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium at Griffith University. Piers first came to prominence at the inaugural Sydney International Piano Competition in 1977 at which he was named Best Australian Pianist. He later studied overseas on a Churchill Fellowship.

 

Piers Lane stands out as an engaging and highly versatile performer, at home equally in solo, chamber and concerto repertoire. He is in great demand as a soloist and accompanist and has a very wide concerto repertoire of well over 90 works. This has led to engagements with some of the world’s great orchestras. These include the BBC, ABC, the American, Bournemouth and Gothenburg symphonies, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre National de France and, Royal Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestras among many others. Piers has worked with many leading conductors including Sir Andrew Davis, Vassily Sinaisky and Antoni Mar.

 

Piers has frequently performed at prestigious festivals including Aldeburgh, Bergen, Cheltenham, Newport, Prague Spring and the Chopin Festivals of Warsaw, Mallorca and Paris. He is the Artistic Director of the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia. His extensive discography of over 50 CDs includes much admired recordings of rare Romantic piano concertos and the complete Preludes and Études by Scriabin. He is in great demand as a collaborative artist and has long standing partnerships with violinist Tasmin Little, clarinettist Michael Collins and the Goldner String Quartet. He has collaborated with the renowned Swedish mezzo soprano Anne Sofie von Otter. Piers Lane has written and presented over 100 programs for BBC Radio 3 including the highly popular 54-part series, The Piano. Piers was named an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2012.

 

For more information about the AMIGOS DE MÚSICA and concert programs please see: www.amigos-de-musica.org For Membership enquires please contact helga.hampton@btinternet.com For concert bookings please send an e-mail to reservasconcertos@gmail.com or call Cristina at 914797980.

 

Amigos de Música concerts at Os Agostos begin at 7.00pm sharp. Doors open at 6.00pm and wine, fruit juices and canapés will be served. There will also be a short interval with refreshments served. Entry donation is €25 per person for guests and non-members.

 

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 celebrated its twenty-seventh anniversary last 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”.