Press Release 2: June 2018 Concerts

FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION         JUNE 2018 CONCERTS            29.05.2018

 

ISTVÁN LAJKÓ, the Hungarian piano maestro, will give 2 concerts at Os Agostos during June 2018. The first of these concerts will be on Tuesday June 12 and István will play music by Béla Bartók, Franz Liszt, Mily Balakirev and Robert Schumann. The second concert will take place on Thursday June 14 and will feature music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Peter Tchaikovsky. More information about these concerts will be on the Amigos’ website.

 

István was born in 1982 in Budapest. He started to play the piano at the age of 8. In 2001 he was admitted to Budapest’s Franz Liszt Academy of Music from where he graduated with honors in 2007. At the same institution he studied with Rita Wagner and whose teaching methods are said to be exceptional. István earned his doctorate with summa cum laude in 2014. Continuing his studies he won an Erasmus scholarship and went to the Hochschule für Musik und Theatre Hannover before moving to New York’s Juillard School of Music.

 

István has won a number of prestigious prizes over the years. In 2009 he received the Special Prize of the Jury in the EU International Piano Competition in Prague. He has won several scholarships including that of the Hungarian Republic and the Annie Fischer Scholarship of the Philarmonia Budapest for three consecutive years (2008-2010).

 

István has performed throughout Europe as well as in China and the USA. Between 1993 and 1995 István played 20th. century piano pieces in concerts which were later published on video. Probably István’s most celebrated recording is the 2014 world premier of Liszt’s Faust Symphony in the piano solo transcription by the 16 year old Carl Taussig which had enormous success. Other notable events included concerts for all Prokofieve’s complete works for violin and piano with the Russian violinist Andrey Baranov.

 

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”.