December Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION       DECEMBER 2021 CONCERTS             15.11.2021

THE AMIGOS’ DECEMBER 2021 CONCERTS AT OS AGOSTOS WILL BE GIVEN BY NUNO MARQUES, THE NEW YORK BASED AWARD WINNING PORTUGUESE PIANIST.  

On Tuesday December 14 Nuno will play short pieces by a variety of composers including Scarlati, Seixas, Vianna da Motta, Bach and Liszt.  On Thursday December 16 Nuno will play Bach’s Partita No.6 and Liszt’s Sonata in B Minor.

Nuno Marques is among Portugal’s most sought-after pianists of his generation.  Nuno has developed an extensive, international performing career from his current base in New York City, from where he also directs Porto Pianofest (see http://portopianofest.com).

Nuno is a very versatile musician, equally comfortable playing solo, chamber music, teaching or collaborating with other forms of artistic expression.  His most recent concerts took him to renowned festivals and music halls in Europe, Asia and the US including New York’s Carnegie Hall. He has given public masterclasses in his native Portugal, Spain, China and the USA. In the past he has participated in a humanitarian project with young musicians from the Rohingya minority in Myanmar.

Nuno is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London where he studied with the renowned Artur Pizarro.  He completed his first Master’s Degree in piano performance at the Royal College of Music.  Having moved to the USA to attend New York University’s Steinhardt School he was subsequently awarded the prestigious Reinhold Scholarship.  He also holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Rutgers University. He has been sponsored in his studies by the European Union (Dfes), NYU – Reinhold Foundation and the Gulbenkian Foundation and other organizations including the Amigos!

Nuno now shares his performance activities with his role as Music Director of “Stars of American Ballet”, a classical dance company that brings together principal dancers and soloists from major American companies. Nuno is passionate about traveling, literature and photography.    

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”.