Forthcoming Concerts

November Concerts

Tuesday, November 6th & Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Charles Owen, pianist, sitting at the piano

Charles Owen

Charles Owen, ‘one of the finest British pianists of his generation’, will be giving two concerts for the Amigos de Música at Os Agostos.  On Tuesday November 6th and  Thursday, November

Here are the programme details:

Tuesday 6th at 7.00pm

Bach – Italian Concerto In F major,

Brahms – 2 Rhapsodies, Op 79

Debussy – Estampes


Schubert – Sonata in C minor, D 958


Thursday 8th at 7.00 pm

Bach – Capriccio on the departure of a beloved brother

Brahms  – 3 Intermezzi Op 117

Brahms – 6 Klavierstücke, Op 118


Ravel – Gaspard de la Nuit


Charles Owen studied in London at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal Academy of Music. He has won numerous awards including the Silver Medal at the 1995 Scottish International Piano Competition and the 1997 Parkhouse Award with violinist Katherine Gowers. He has appeared at London’s Barbican and Queen Elizabeth Hall and regularly gives concerts at Wigmore Hall. Internationally, he has performed at the Lincoln Center, Weill/Carnegie Hall, the Paris Musée d’Orsay and the Moscow Conservatoire.


Charles has been a regular guest at many leading festivals including Aldeburgh, Bath, Cheltenham and Charles has performed concertos with the Philharmonia, Royal Scottish National, London Philharmonic and the Moscow State Symphony orchestras. Charles has established a piano duo partnership with Katya Apekisheva, who is well known to the Amigos. Charles and Katya have recorded the duo version of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Petrushka. He has recorded music by Janácek, Poulenc and the complete Nocturnes and Barcarolles by Fauré.

Charles is a professor of piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Amigos de Música concerts at Os Agostos begin at 7.00pm sharp. Doors open at 6.00pm and wine, fruit juices and canapés will be served. There will also be a short interval with refreshments served. Entry donation is €25 per person for guests and non-members.

For more information about the AMIGOS DE MÚSICA and concert programs please see: For Membership enquires please contact For concert bookings please send an e-mail to or call Cristina at 914797980.


Os Agostos is an impressive XVlll century country estate located above Santa Bárbara de Nexe and near Bordeira. For navigation instructions go to: and then to “HOW TO GET THERE”.

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concert programme 2018-19

Programme details will be published in ‘Forthcoming Concerts’ as they become available from the artists, usually a few weeks before the concert.




November: 06 and 08:          Charles Owen, Piano

December: 18 and 20:       Trio Pangea


Alissa Firsova, piano: June 11 and 13

February: 26 and 28           Steven Vanhauwert, piano

March: 19 and 21                 Jeroen de Groot, violin and Bart van de Roer, piano       

April: 16 and 18                    Katya Apekisheva, piano

May:  14 and 16                       Holger Groschopp, piano and Adele Bitter, cello

June: 11 and 13                      Alissa Firsova, piano and Daniel Rowland, violin

Amigos de Música concerts at Os Agostos begin at 7.00pm sharp. Doors open at 6.00pm and wine, fruit juices and canapés will be served. Guests and non-members are asked to donate €25 per person to help offset expenses.


For concert bookings

please send an e-mail to

or, if not possible, call Cristina on 914797980.

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