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Weds 5th March 2014
Kings Place.

Curated by Alberto Portugheis.



Tuesday 4th March 2014
Kings Place.

Curated by Alberto Portugheis.

Friday 10th January 2014
St James's Piccadilly.

Alberto Portugheis, piano

The programme - of DANCES - (or Dance-inspired music) is:

ALBERTO GINASTERA
Three Argentine Dances Op. 2
Milonga Op.3
Malambo Op. 7
Rondo on Argentine Children Folk Tunes Op.19
FRANZ LISZT
Hungarian Rhapsody No.12
Valse Impromptu
Mephisto Waltz No.1

Alberto Portugheis return to St James's Piccadilly for his annual - now legendary and much loved - BIRTHDAY CONCERT. 1.10pm

16th - 21st Sept 2013
"MUSICAL SEPTEMBER" FESTIVAL
Bolivar Hall, London W1T 5DL. Website: http://embavenez.co.uk/

Julian Jacobson and Mariko Brown - Piano Duet.
Marie Jaermann - Soprano and Sam Brown - Guitar.
Alberto Urroz, piano.
Eros Jaca - Cello and Francisco Fierro - Piano.
Alberto Portugheis - Piano
AlmaViva Ensemble


Friday 2nd August
BPSE Regent Hall Beethoven Summer Festival 2013

Alberto Portugheis, piano

Beethoven: Sonata Op.27/2 in C sharp minor "Moonlight"
Ginastera: Milonga Op.3
Malambo Op.7
Rondo on Argentine Children Folk Tunes, Op.19
Three Argentine Dances, Op.2: Danza del viejo boyero; Danza de la moza donosa; Danza del Gaucho matrero
Chopin: Nocturne in F, Op.15 No.1; Polonaise in A flat, Op.53

Free retiring collection, more info - www.bpse.org

Friday July 19th, St James Church, Piccadilly.
Pianist: Julieta Iglesias (Argentina).

Programme:
La maja y el Ruisenor - (The Maid and the Nightingale) E. GRANADOS
Reflets dans l'eau C. DEBUSSY
Tierra Linda C. GUASTAVINO
Suite de Danzas Criollas A. GINASTERA
Concert Etude No.3 "Un Sospiro" F.LISZT
Spanish Rhapsody F. LISZT

Julieta Iglesias was born in 1985 in Buenos Aires. She started her piano studies in 1995 at the "Alberto Williams" Conservatoire. In 2001 she received the Lía Cimaglia Espinosa" scholarship and the Santa Cecilia Medal. Since then, she has been performing in important halls in Argentina. Julieta graduated from the "Carlos López Buchardo" Conservatoire (IUNA) where she studied under the guidance of Professor Aldo Antognazzi. She also taught Piano for two years at the same institution.

Julieta Iglesias has attended courses and masterclasses with Maestros such as Mario Videla, Nelson Goerner, Haydeé Schvartz, Jack Winnerock, Elmma Miranda, Michele Campanella, Diane Andersen, among others. In 2005, Julieta won a Mention at the Piano Competition of the Northlands Institute and in 2009 she was invited to participate in the "1st National Festival of Pianists" in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Julieta performed at the famous Colon Theatre of Buenos Aires. As a teacher, Julieta has given piano and chamber music masterclasses at the "Luis Gianneo" Conservatoire.

In 2010, Julieta gave the Première of the piano works by Argentine composer Mauro de María and also released Volume 1 of de María's music, to critical acclaim. Vol. II is in preparation.

Opus Musica presents quality concerts by distinguished performers, promotes new music, organises masterclasses and publishes educational music material.

Director of Opus Musica: Alberto Portugheis

The distinguished pianist and pedagogue Alberto Portugheis was born in La Plata, Argentina, to parents of Russian and Rumanian descent. After winning first prize at the Geneva Concours de Virtuosité , Portugheis embarked upon an international career, visiting almost 50 countries.

He performs in recitals, chamber-music concerts and as soloist with many major orchestras, including: Royal Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Philharmonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Paris and Israel Sinfoniettas, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Sinfonica Nacional of Argentina, Filarmonica of Buenos Aires. He frequently broadcasts on radio and television and gives regular Masterclasses.

Alberto Portugheis has a particularly wide repertoire, with music ranging from baroque - including his own transcriptions - to contemporary. Many works have been specially written for him. His acclaimed recordings include: 4 Chopin Ballades, Alfred Nieman's Second Sonata, Ginastera's complete piano music and chamber music with piano, Khachaturian's Piano Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra, Khachaturian's solo works for piano, Rachmaninov's and Shostakovich's cello and piano sonatas (with the cellist Gwyneth George) and a CD entirely dedicated to the piano music of Rossini.

Alberto Portugheis is founder member and Vice-chairman of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe, Vice-chairman of the International Society for the Study of Tension in Performance, Vice-president of the European Piano Teachers' Association and founder of the Asociacion Latino-Americana de Pianistas Pedagogos.

Like his colleague and compatriot Daniel Barenboim, Alberto Portugheis is a dedicated Peace and Human Rights campaigner, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008. In 2009 he published the very successful book 'Dear Ahed, The Game of War and a Path to Peace'.

Click here for information about Alberto Portugheis' Masterclasses

Click here for information on the August 2013 Masterclasses in Mendoza, Argentina.