Press Release : November 2015

Published: October 28, 2015



Katya Apekisheva, the Russian pianist described by the Gramophone magazine as a profoundly gifted artist, will be returning to the Algarve to play at Os Agostos on November 17th and 19th.


Katya was born in 1975 into a family of musicians in Moscow. She studied at the world-renowned Gnessin Music School for exceptionally gifted children and, at the age of 12, Katya performed Mozart’s Concerto No. 17 which was recorded for the Moscow Classical Radio. Katya continued her studies at Jerusalem’s Rubin Music Academy where she won an American-Israel Foundation Scholarship. Katya then moved to the Royal College of Music where she was the recipient of the President’s Rose Bowl which was presented to her by HRH The Prince of Wales to whom she has been asked to perform on a number of subsequent occasions.


Katya has become one of Europe’s most renowned pianists in great demand both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. Since becoming a winner at the Leeds International and Scottish Piano competitions as well as other major prizes she has played with a large number of renowned orchestras working with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle. As a recording artist Katya has received widespread critical acclaim for her interpretations. She has collaborated on several recordings with violinist Jack Liebeck. Katya and Jack gave a joint concert at the Centro Cultural São Lourenço in 2010. She has also established a piano duo partnership with Charles Owen, the outstanding British pianist, and they have recorded the duo version of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Petrushka. Katya is a Professor of Piano at the Guildhall School of Music.


For more information about the AMIGOS and concert programs please see:


Amigos’ Concerts at Os Agostos begin at 7.00pm sharp. Doors open at 6.00pm and wine, fruit juices and canapés are served from 6.30pm. Entry donation is €25 for guests and non-members. For concert bookings please send an e-mail to or call Cristina at 914797980.


The AMIGOS is an international group of around 90 members who stage musical activities by internationally renowned musicians and also sponsor young Portuguese musicians. The AMIGOS is a non-profit organization and celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2010. It is sponsored by Quinta Properties.


Os Agostos is an impressive XVlll century country estate located above Santa Bárbara de Nexe and near Bordeira. Visit their website for more information and instructions of how to get there.


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