PRESS RELEASE: NOVEMBER 2021 CONCERTS

FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION       NOVEMBER 2021 CONCERTS            22.10.2021

THE AMIGOS’ NOVEMBER CONCERTS WILL BE GIVEN BY ANTOINE DE GROLÉE, THE FRENCH PIANO VIRTUOSO, AT OS AGOSTOS.  

Antoine de Grolèe

On Tuesday November 9 Antoine will play compositions by Bach, Schubert and Chopin.  On Thursday November 11 he will play a variety of pieces by various composers including Schumann, Chopin, Debussy, Granados and Janaček on the theme of “NIGHT MUSIC”.

Antoine was born in Picardy in Northern France and, thanks to a musical grandmother, started playing the piano when he was 6.  He attended the National Music School at Saint- Quentin.  He then graduated from the National Conservatory in Lyon with the highest honours in 2005.  Antoine was one of the winners of the prestigious Long-Thibaud Competition and in 2018 was a finalist in the Chopin Competition in Warsaw.

Antoine is regularly invited to participate in French festivals including Les Arcs, Le Festival de Menton and Classique au Vert. He has played in the Salle Gaveau and Salle Cortot in Paris, Salle Molière in Lyon, the Palais des Beaux-Artes in Brussels and the Philarmonia in Vilnius, Teatro Marcello in Rome and Mozart Festival in Johannesburg. 

As a soloist he has played with the National Bulgarian Orchestra, the “Nouvelle Europe” Chamber Orchestra, the Moldavian Chamber Orchestra and the National French Orchestra. Antoine has a love of chamber music and has broadcast extensively on French radio and Medici TV.  He has recorded two CDs – “Folklore” with cellist Julie Sévilla-Fraysee and “Britain” with the Ensemble Gustave piano quartet.

Since 2014, Antoine has been the Artistic Director of the Festival “Les Mpments Musicaux du Tarn”.

Details of the times and concert programmes will be available on the Amigos’ website www.amigos-de-musica.org  

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

The AMIGOS DE MÚSICA is an international group of around 120 members who stage musical activities by internationally renowned musicians and also sponsor young Portuguese musicians. It is a non-profit organization and is celebrating  its 30th. anniversary this 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”.