March Newsletter

30 Years of Great Music

To all Amigos/as

From Helga Hampton                             


Dear Amigos,                                                                                March 1, 2022

We have come to join you here in sunny Algarve, leaving an unpredictable and wintery London behind, just in time to kick off the second part of the Amigos de Musica 2021-22 concert season. Spring is in the air – looking at this clement and peaceful Nature, yet how deceptive this impression has become !  Overnight peaceful Europe is under threat, putting the pandemic scare somewhere on the sidelines.

Let us all pool our hopes and optimism for reason and sanity to take over and set in soon.

We are going to do our bit by doing what we do best:  We are going to make music and with our planned trio as the first concert musicians in March, we have a unique chance to make our contribution.

With Evgueni Sinaiski on piano, Kyrill Timofeev on cello and the violinist Aleksey Semenenko

we shall have two Russian artists and one Ukrainian on our Os Agostos stage  making music together!!

And by mutual consent and explicit request these eminent artists would like to be called and known, as


Their concert dates are Tuesday, March 22nd, and Thursday, March 24th, 2022, each beginning at 19:00

Make your reservations as usual by sending an email to Cristina at:

Cristina will point out that for guests and public attendees the entry fee was raised to Euro 30.00 pp

I can give you an outline of an inspired and  meaningful programme: The first evening will be 2 piano-cello pieces by Prokoviev, Stravinsky´s Suite Italienne and 3 pieces by the US/Russian Tcherepnine, the Georgian Tzinzadse and the Russian Kapustin. The second evening is dedicated to “scordatura” on string instruments and the art of piano trio, see:  with compositions by Bach, the Hungarian Vecsey, Ysaye, Brahms and Schostakovich.

Do I have to say more to whet your appetite for great music making?  They will be arriving in the Algarve for a week on March 19th  and my friend, Dr. Maryanne Whitehead, will be their hostess in her spectacular villa in Quinta das Raposeiras.  They will have a rental car to take them to rehearsals at near-by Os Agostos and to reconnoitre our beautiful coast.  All will be flying in from Germany.  I am sure they would appreciate getting some friendly company.  So if you would like to invite them for a coffee or a lunch, etc. feel free to approach them at  the performance.  Otherwise let me know and I shall establish contact.

Here for your agendas the updated Concert Schedule for the coming 4 months – please note the change of dates in June:

CONCERT SCHEDULE 2021/22 second half

March 22 and 24, 2022             Friendship Trio: Evgueni Sinaiski, piano,

Kyril Timofeev, cello,

Aleksey Semenenko, violine

April 26 and 28, 2022                Jeroen de Groot, violin,  Bart v.d.Roer, piano

                                                Both from Holland 

May  24 and 26, 2022                Holger Groschopp, piano, Adele Bitter, cello

                                                Both from Berlin

June 21 and 23, 2022                Leonardo Pierdomenico, piano, from Pescara, Italy


With all my best wishes,


Helga Hampton

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