Press Release: May 2016 Concerts

Published: May 2, 2016
Alexander Schimpf, pianist

Alexander Schimpf, pianist

 FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION     MAY 2016 CONCERTS                     25.04.2016


Alexander Schimpf, the German pianist, will be giving 2 concerts during May. The first will be on Tuesday May 17, 2016 and will feature compositions by Brahms, Scriabin and Beethoven. On Thursday May 19 Alexander will play compositions by Chopin, Sieber, Poulenc, Bartok and Debussy.


Alexander Schimpf was born in Göttingen in 1981. He initially studied the piano in Hanover and later at the Musikhochschule Dresden and in Wϋrzburg. He went onto win a series of competitions – the first being the 2008 German Music Competition (a distinction that no pianist had earned for 14 years). He then won the First Prize at the 2009 International Beethoven Competition in Vienna and finally emerging as the first German pianist ever to win the First Prize at the 2011 Cleveland International Piano Competition. His final performance at Severance Hall with the renowned Cleveland Orchestra was given a standing ovation and additionally honoured with the Audience Favorite Prize.


Alexander made his debut appearance at Carnegie Hall in 2011 and has performed frequently throughout the USA since then. He has performed in recital in Europe and several times in South America. In recent years he has appeared as a soloist with the St. Petersburg Marinsky Theatre Orchestra, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Prague Philharmonia and the “Beethoven Orchestra” Bonn.


Alexander has collaborated with noted chamber music partners including the violinist Christian Tetzlaff, cellist Julian Steckel, the American String Quartet and the Armida String Quartet. He has made a number of recordings of which the most recent a CD featuring works by Brahms, Debussy and Beethoven. In November 2013 Alexander was presented with the “Bavarian State Award for the Advancement of the Arts” in Munich.


In 2013 The Odessa American wrote “This young pianist has all the potential of becoming a major force in the decades to come”.


For more information about the AMIGOS DE MÚSICA and concert programmes please see: For concert bookings please send an e-mail to or call Cristina at 914797980.


Amigos’ de Música concerts at Os Agostos begin at 7.00pm (19.00 h) sharp. Doors open at 6.00pm and wine, fruit juices and canapés will be served. Entry donation is €25 per person for guests and non-members.


The AMIGOS DE MÚSICA is an international group of around 95 members who stage musical activities by internationally renowned musicians and also sponsor young Portuguese musicians. It is a non-profit organization and is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary this year.


Os Agostos is an impressive XVlll century country estate located above Santa Bárbara de Nexe and near Bordeira. For navigation instructions go to: and then to “HOW TO GET THERE”.


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