September 2022 Concerts

Published: June 9, 2022

Two renowned artists KATYA APEKISHEVA, PIANO and PAVEL FISCHER, VIOLIN come again from London to play for the AMIGOS DE MUSICA at Os Agostos near Santa Bárbara de Nexe.

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.


Katia Apekisheva

Katya Apekisheva, Pianist

Katya Apekisheva was born into a musical family in Moscow. She initially studied at the Gnessin Music School in Moscow for exceptionally gifted children. At the age of twelve she performed Mozart’s Concerto No.17. Katya was a prize winner in the Leeds International and Scottish Piano Competitions and was once the London Philharmonic “Soloist of the Year”. She continued her studies at the Rubin Music Academy in Jerusalem where she won an American-Israel Foundation scholarship. Katya then moved to London to study at the Royal College of Music where she was the recipient of the President’s Rose Bowl presented to her by HRH the Prince of Wales to whom she has performed on several subsequent occasions. As a recording artist Katya has received considerable acclaim for her interpretations. She has collaborated with violinist Jack Liebeck including a Classical Brit winning CD of works by Dvorak. She has performed with many orchestras including the English Chamber Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Katya is Co-Artistic Director of the London Piano Festival and is a Professor of Piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Pavel Fischer, violinist

Pavel Fischer was born in Zlín, the Czech Republic, in 1965. He hails from a musical family background. His father, Eduard Fischer, was a well-known composer and conductor. Pavel Fischer completed studies at both the Prague Conservatoire and Prague Academy of Performing Arts and in 1989 he became a co-founder and the leader of the Škampa Quartet. Prizes at international competitions including the London’s Royal Philharmonic Society Award and the appointment as the first-ever Resident Artists at Wigmore Hall (1994-1998) gained them recognition. With the Škampa quartet, Pavel was an award-winning recording artist for Supraphon for many years. The BBC regularly broadcast concerts from Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, St Luke’s and the Chamber Music Proms. Pavel is now dedicated to teaching activities in Manchester and Birmingham Concervatories and Chethams School of Music. Masterclasses include the RCM and RAM in London, the Concertgebouw, the ‘Nederlandse Strijkkwartet Academie’, Orlando Festival, Weesp Chamber Music Festival, Kamermuziek Atelier Delft and the Strijkkwartet Biennale, Amsterdam. In 2018 Pavel became the director of “Winterschool” at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. Since 2007 Pavel has been gaining recognition as a composer. His first string quartet “Morava”, was commissioned and premiered at Carnegie Hall in 2008. In 2016 the premiere of his first Violin Concerto was held in České Budějovice, and in 2018 his work “Temperaments” for Voice, Violin, Cello, Accordion and Strings was first performed in the Dvorak Hall of the Rudolfinum in Prague. In the same year his “Tales from Moravia” were performed by the Pavel Haas String Quartet at Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.

PROGRAMME: Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

“The Music in G”

J. Brahms 1833 – 97
– Sonata op.78 in G Major

L.v.Beethoven 1770 – 1827
– Sonata n.8 op.30 n.3 in G Major


W.A.Mozart 1756 – 91
– Six variations on “Hélas,j’ai perdu mon amant”(in G Minor)

F.Chopin 1810 – 49
– Mazurka op.59 n.3
– Mazurka op.30 n3
– Valse Brilliante op.34 n.1

B.Smetana 1824 – 1884
– From the Homeland


Programme: Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

J.S.Bach 1685 -1750
– Adagio in G Minor

G.P.Telemann 1681 – 1767
-Fantasy n. 7 in Eflat Major

Arvo Pärt 1935
– Spiegel im Spiegel

W.A.Mozart 1756 – 91
– Fantasy D minor K397 for solo piano

– Sonata K.454 in Bflat Major


“The Songs of Love”

L. Janáčec 1854 – 1928
-The Moravian Poetry in Songs (selection)

S. Prokofiev 1891 – 1953
– 5 Melodies (n.1,2,4)

Ch.W. Gluck 1714 – 87
– Dance of the Blessed Spirits

Z. Kodály 1882 – 1967
– Chicken Song

C. Debussy 1862 – 1918
– La chevelure

M. Ravel 1875 – 1937
– Blues

G. Gerschwin/J.Heifetz 1898 – 1937
– An American in Paris,
– The Man I Love,
– I Got Rhythm

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