Press release: April 2018


FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION         APRIL 2018 CONCERTS            25.03.2018


Hélène Tysman, piano

HÉLÈNE TYSMAN, the young French pianist who has been hailed by London’s Daily Telegraph as “poetic” will give 2 concerts at Os Agostos during April. The first, on Tuesday April 17, 2018, will feature works by Bach and Debussy. The second concert will take place on Thursday April 19 and Hélène will play music by Chopin and Ravel. Her full concert programme is on the Amigos’ website.


Hélène was born in Paris and began her piano studies at the Paris Conservatoire under Pierre-Laurent Aimard and later in Vienna with Oleg Maisenberg. She obtained her master’s at Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt, Weimar. Since becoming a laureate of the 16th. International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Hélène has emerged as one of the leading French pianists of her generation.


Hélène has given numerous recitals throughout Europe, Asia and the USA and has performed with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Russian Chamber Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, North Czech Philharmonic and many others. She has toured China where she performed at some of the country’s most prestigious concert halls. Hélène’s Carnegie Hall debut was made in 2015.


She has also been featured on Mezzo, the international arts television station and on French national radio. Her first CD recording was devoted to Chopin. This was after winning the 1st. prize in the International Chopin Piano Competition in Darmstadt. Hélène has since made more Chopin recordings as well as a Schumann CD of chamber music with wind instruments accompaniment.


For more information about the AMIGOS DE MÚSICA and concert programmes please see: For Membership enquires please contact For concert bookings please send an e-mail to 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: and then to “HOW TO GET THERE”.