Published: January 9, 2023

For our concerts on March 21st and 23rd, 2023 we are fortunate to welcome the fabulous pianist Piers Lane again. 

We dedicate these concerts to the memory of JOHN LEVITT, who passed away in London on January 5th, 2023.  
John was a founder member of our association, a life-long President of the AGM and cherished honorary member.

We are in for a pianistic treat in a wonderfully selected programme.  Piers writes: “The programmes I am thinking of are both rather Romantic: to recognise the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sergei Rachmaninoff I shall begin with him in two works.”  Then there is a lot of Chopin on the first evening, and Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Field, Glazunov and Liszt on the second.


London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane has a worldwide reputation as an engaging, searching and highly versatile performer, at home equally in solo, chamber and concerto repertoire. Five times soloist at the BBC Proms, Piers Lane’s wide-ranging concerto repertoire exceeds one hundred works and has led to engagements with many of the world’s great orchestras, working recently with conductors like Sir Andrew Davis, Vassily Sinaisky, Gerard Schwartz and Brett Dean.

In 2015 Piers Lane was appointed Artistic Director of the Sydney International Piano Competition and is responsible for initiatives like the 2021 Online Piano Competition, the Piano Lovers’ Competition for amateur Australian pianists and Composing the Future, a competition to help Australian composers during covid times.

In recent seasons Piers Lane performed three concerti at Carnegie Hall, and world premieres of Carl Vine’s second Piano Concerto and Double Piano Concerto (with Kathryn Stott) Implacable Gifts, both written for him.

He has written and presented over 100 programmes for BBC Radio 3, including the 54-part series The Piano.

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.


 Tuesday,  March 21, 2023

To mark the 150th anniversary 


Sergey Rachmaninov  1873 – 1943

  •  Prelude in C# minor Op. 3 no. 2
  • Preludes Op. 23 nos. 1 in F# minor,4 in D, 6 in Eb, 8 in Ab,10 in Gb.

Sergey Rachmaninov

  • Variations on a theme of Chopin Op. 22


Frederic Chopin  1810 – 1849  

From the ballets Chopiniana and Les Sylphides:
      Polonaise in A Op. 40 no. 1

  • Nocturne in F Op. 15 no. 1
  • Mazurka in C# minor Op. 50 no.3
  • Nocturne in Ab Op. 32 no. 2
  • Waltz in Gb Op. 70 no.1
    Mazurka in D Op. 33 no. 2
    Mazurka in C Op. 67 no.3
    Tarantelle Op. 43
    Prelude in A Op. 28 no. 7
    Waltz in C# minor Op. 64 no.2
    Valse Brilliante in Eb Op. 18

Thursday, March 23, 2023

 Edvard Grieg  1834 – 1907

From Holberg’s Time

   Suite in the olden style Op. 40


Peter Tchaikovsky  1840 – 1893

 Six pieces on a single theme Op. 21



John Field 

  • Variations on a Russian theme

Alexander Glazunov  1865 – 1936

  • Variations in F#minor Op. 72


Franz Liszt 1811 – 1886

  Tarantella from ‘Venezia e Napoli’

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