For our concerts on 21st and 23rd February we are pleased to welcome back the pianist, Konstantin Lapshin, together with the counter tenor, Joaquin Sofredini.
All concerts will take place in the auditorium at Os Agostos. Doors will open at 6.00pm and the concert will begin at 7.00pm.
There will be wine, fruit juices and canapés available for self-service. Entry donation is €30.00 per person for guests and non-members payable in advance by bank transfer.
London-based Russian pianist Konstantin Lapshin has won many national and international competitions including the Rachmaninov International Piano Competition in Moscow and the Piano Competition Schubert International in Dortmund.
“An impressive technique and an impulsive romantic expression that has been a hallmark of many Russian pianists, including Rachmaninov and Horowitz” –
Fanfare Magazine (USA).
Konstantin completed his Doctor of Music at the Royal College of Music in 2018 where he was awarded the Chappell Gold Medal as well as the Queen Elisabeth Rose Bowl, the award for most outstanding student.
He played for HRH Prince Charles of Wales, now King Charles III, and was named “Rising Star” at London’s prestigious Cadogan Hall.
Konstantin, has participated in some of the most prestigious music competitions and festivals, including the “Primavera Classica” (Italy), Llandeilo and Buxton International Festivals ( UK), among others.
He has also given recitals and concerts in London’s Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room in the Southbank Centre, Steinway Hall, Cadogan Hall, Salle Cortot in Paris, Christophori Salon in Berlin, Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, and has performed with the Odessa Philharmonic and Mikhail Pletnev, the Dortmund Symphony and Dirk Kaftan, the Westdeutsche Sinfonia and Dirk Joeres and others.
Konstantin’s performances were broadcast in Russia, Serbia and Poland. He has been invited to serve as an International Piano Competitions jury member and to give masterclasses in the UK, Italy, Germany, Russia and Argentina.
Konstantin is also in demand as a chamber musician. The CD featuring works by English composer Grace Williams and recorded in collaboration with violinist Madeleine Mitchell has been chosen “CD of the Week” by BBC Music Magazine.
He is currently professor at the London College of Music.
Joaquín Sofredini is an Argentinian composer, actor and countertenor.
“He is an angel… he doesn´t need text nor scripts…His hairs, his face, his way of walking and moving, transmit calm, serenity and love…”
(Mariela Verónica Gagliardi- “Sabor a Teatro” )
From an early age, Joaquim has taken singing lessons in his hometown, Paraná.
After his permanent move to Buenos Aires in 2004, a grant awarded by “Fondo de las Artes” allowed him to study with Ricardo Yost and perfect his vocal range. He also began chamber music studies with the harpsichordist Monica Cosachov and in 2007 he developed as a counter tenor at the “Conservatorio Beethoven” with Marilu Anselmi.
There, in 2009, Joaquín debuts as Orfeo in the Gluck opera “Orfeo and Euridice” with great success
At the beginning of 2019 Joaquín is invited by the prestigious “La botica del Ángel” to present his new show “De luces y Sombras”, whereupon the artistic French company “Tall Men Productions ” commission him to undertake a concert tour in different cities of France.
Thus began Joaquín’s new international career.
In June of 2019 he debuts in Paris with his first concert, accompanied by the renowned Russian pianist, Konstantin Lapshin. In July he performed at the “Avignon Festival ” with three concerts at the “Theatre des Amants”, before traveling to Strasbourg and successfully concluding this series of concerts at the “Clair de Nuit Festival” in which he is considered ‘the revelation…’
He has his first concert in England, “Music by the Moonlight”, and in the city of London, he receives an award for “Best classical singer”, given by the “Stars of the Albion” festival.
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Konstantin Lapshin, piano solo
Schubert; 4 Impromptu op.142;
Schubert; Sonata in A major D 664
Rachmaninov; (150th anniversary) Sonata no.2 op.36
Rachmaninov; A selection of Preludes and Etudes-tableaux
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Konstantin Lapshin, piano
Joaquin Sofredini, counter tenor
A collection of English songs and ballads;
Rameau Suite in e minor (piano solo)
Chopin A selection of solo piano works
Selected opera areas (Gluck, Handel, Bizet)