Press release

FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION         OCTOBER 2021 CONCERTS            22.09.2021

THERE WILL BE TWO CONCERT SERIES DURING OCTOBER 2021. ALL THESE CONCERTS WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE AUDITORIUM AT OS AGOSTOS.

The first of the concert series will be given by the French-Canadian pianist and writer PIERRE-ANDRÉ DOUCET.  Pierre-André’s first concert will take place on Tuesday October 12 and will feature compositions by Lili Boulanger and Claude Debussy.  The second concert, on Thursday October 14, will have music by Schubert, Muczynski, Liszt, Glinka, Balakirev and Bortkiewiez. 

Renowned for his vivid soundscapes and inventive texts, pianist and writer Pierre-André Doucet is a leading voice among Canada’s newest generation of musicians.  He has been hailed for “the emotion of his playing and his impeccable control” and was named by CBC Radio 2 as being one of Canada’s best classical musicians under 30.  He has performed throughout his native Canada as well as Europe, USA, Asia and the South Pacific. Several of his performances have been broadcast on Radio Canada, CBC Radio and NPR.

Pierre-André is a winner of several major piano competitions such as the University of British Columbia’s Knigge and the Eckhardt-Gramattê prizes. He is also a prize-winning author.  He holds a doctoral degree from Montreal University and where he has also been a visiting professor. He has attended number of masterclasses including at the Tanglewood Music Center with such luminaries as Kiri Te Kanewa.  He has been co-artistic director of the Barachois Summer Musical Festival in New Brunswick since 2012.

THE second of October’s concert series will be given by Russian pianist Irina Chkourindina   and will take place on October 26 and 28.   

Details of the times and concert programmes are 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”.