Press Release; June 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION         JUNE 2021 1st CONCERTS               28.05.2021

THERE WILL BE A TOTAL OF 8 AMIGOS CONCERTS DURING JUNE 2021.  THESE WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE AUDITORIUM AT OS AGOSTOS. 

The first two of 4 concerts will be on Tuesday June 15 when pianist KONSTANTIN LAPSHIN will play pieces by Beethoven, Liszt and Rachmaninov during both the matinee and evening concerts. On Thursday June 17 Konstantin’s matinee and evening concerts will feature music by Scriabin, Chopin and Tchaikovsky.  

Konstantin Lapshin, completed his studies in the Moscow State Conservatory and then moved to London to study at the Royal College of Music (RCM). In 2009 he received his Masters and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Rose Bowl for the most outstanding student.  He subsequently played for HRH Prince Charles.

Konstantin has since performed in major concert halls around the world. In 2015 Konstantin made a concert tour of Finland dedicated to the 150th. anniversary of the birth of composer Jean Sibelius.  Sibelius is considered the father of Finnish music and is probably best known for his hymn Finlandia.

Among Konstantin’s most exciting large-scale performances was his concert in Odessa, Ukraine. He played Rachmaninov’s Concerto No.3 with the Odessa Philharmonic conducted by Grammy award winning Mikhail Pletnev as part of the first annual “Black Sea Music Fest”. This concert was organised in memory of victims of the war in Ukraine.

Konstantin now teaches at the RCM where he received his PHD.  He has given master classes internationally and has served as a jury member of international piano competitions. 

Konstantin has made many recordings since his debut recording.   

For concert bookings please send an e-mail to reservasconcertos@gmail.com  Entry donation is €25 per person for guests and non-members payable in advance by bank transfer (see website).

For general information about the AMIGOS DE MÚSICA including concert programmes, bookings, safety measures for Covid-19 and driving instructions to Os Agostos please see: www.amigos-de-musica.org For membership enquiries please contact Helga Hampton, Amigos’ President at helga.hampton@gmail.com

These Amigos de Música concerts at Os Agostos will take place in the auditorium.

For the matinée doors will open at 10.00am and the concert will begin at 11.00 am.  Coffee and biscuits will be available for self-service.  For the evening performance 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. Entry donation is €25 per person for guests and non-members payable in advance by bank transfer (see website).

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.

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”.