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Amigos de Musica February 2019 Concerts - Steven Vanhauwaert

STEVEN VANHAUWAERTSTEVEN VANHAUWAERT, the celebrated Belgian pianist will give 2 concerts at Os Agostos during February 2019. The first concert on February 26 – titled “Masters in surprise” will feature compositions by Franz Schubert, Tom De Leeuw, Camille Saint-Saens and Franz Liszt. The second on February 28 – “Transcendence” – will have music by Robert Schumann, Olivier Messiaen, Ferruccio Busoni, William Bolcon and Franz Liszt. Many Amigos and music lovers will remember Steven from his impressive performance at the final Amigos’ concert held at the São Lourenço Cultural Centre in 2013 and we are delighted to welcome him back again.

Steven Vanhauwaert was hailed by the Los Angeles Times for his “impressive clarity, sense of structure and monster technique”. Since then Steven has given solo recitals at some of the world’s leading venues including Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center and Bulgaria Hall in Sofia. He has appeared with orchestras including the Pacific Symphony, the Flemish Symphony and the Lviv Philharmonic.

STEVEN VANHAUWAERT, the celebrated Belgian pianist Many of Steven’s performances have been broadcast live on networks including PBS, K-USC, WTV and the Belgian radio station KLARA. Steven is passionate about discovering the less familiar jewels of the classical repertoire and sharing them his audiences. He gave the US premier of Eric Tanguy’s Piano Trio. He frequently collaborates with and performs works by today’s leading composers including Jeremy Cavaterra, Veronika Krausas and Adam Schoenberg.

Steven appeared as a soloist at the Walt Disney Concert Hall to premier Fratello by Magnus Lindberg written in memory of composer Steven Stucky. New York University invited Steven to perform a lecture and performance series of the works of Viktor Ullmann including the monumental seventh piano sonata. He toured with the complete 12 Transcendental Etudes by Franz Liszt which he later recorded. He is frequently invited to give guest lecture recitals throughout the world.

Steven is the recipient of the Maurice Lefranc award, the Galiot prize and the Grand Prize at the 2004 Los Angeles International Liszt Competition. His extensive discography includes compositions by Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Stravinsky, Satie, Ravel and Poulenc. Steven Vanhauwaert is a Steinway Artist.

For more information about the AMIGOS DE MÚSICA and concert programs please see: www.amigos-de-musica.org.

For Membership enquiries please contact helga.hampton@btinternet.com.

For concert bookings please send an e-mail to reservasconcertos@gmail.com.

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.

About Amigos de Música 

The AMIGOS DE MÚSICA is an international group of around 90 members who stage musical activities by internationally renowned musicians and also sponsor young Portuguese musicians. It is a non-profit organization and celebrated its twenty-eighth anniversary last 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”.