FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION MAY CONCERTS 10.05.2009
THURSDAY MAY 28TH. AND SATURDAY MAY 30TH., 2009 – SA CHEN, PIANO
On the Thursday concert Sa Chen will perform Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Sonata Op. 110 and Chopin’s Preludes buy viagra us Op.24 and on the Saturday concert a variety of short pieces by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Ravel among others.
Sa Chen is a young Chinese pianist who is considered to be one of the brightest performers of her generation. Sa Chen began her musical studies at the Sichuan Conservatory and then at the Shenzen School of Arts. She made her first major performance in 1966 when she was 16 and was seen live on BBC TV in the final of the Leeds International Piano Competition with Sir Simon Rattle conducting the City of Birmingham Symphony. She was offered a scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music and later studied in Hannover. She won the first prize at the 1994 China International Piano Competition followed by top prizes in Leeds and in the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2000 and in the 2005 Van Cliburn becoming the only pianist in history to have awards in the top three piano competitions. She has since had major solo assignments in Europe, North America and Asia and was selected to perform in the prestigious “100th. Great Pianists of the Twentieth Century” in Tokyo in 2001 and 2002. In 2006 she toured the USA with the China National Symphony and this year will tour the USA, Europe, Japan and China. She recently performed in Lisbon’s “Music Days” in Centro Cultural de Belém. Sa Chen now lives in Germany. See her website HYPERLINK “http://www.chen-sa.com” www.chen-sa.com for more information about this outstanding young pianist.
Concerts begin at 7.30pm sharp. Wine and canapés are served from 7.00pm and also during the interval. Entry is €25 for guests and non-members. For more information visit the AMIGOS’ website HYPERLINK “http://www.amigos-de-musica.org” www.amigos-de-musica.org or HYPERLINK “http://www.centroculturalsaolourenco.com” www.centroculturalsaolourenco.com (click on Português or English and then click CONCERTS) or call Cristina at 289395475.
JUNE 2009 CONCERTS – TRIO PANGEA – THESE WILL BE ON JUNE 10th. & 13th., 2009.
ABOUT THE AMIGOS AND THE CULTURAL CENTER
The Cultural Center, located next to the historic Church of São Lourenço, near Almancil, is famous for its remarkable Azulejos or tiles. The Cultural Center, which recently celebrated its 25th. Anniversary, holds regular exhibitions by well known artists and sculptors and is open to all. The AMIGOS is an international group of around 100 members who support the musical activities at the Cultural Center by underwriting the concerts which are regularly performed there. The concert format is unique
The Cultural Center and the AMIGOS welcome everybody to their concerts but reservations are essential. Please call Cristina at the Centro Cultural São Lourenço for more information and to make bookings at 289395475 (between 10.00am and 7.00pm
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For AMIGOS membership enquiries please contact Barry Shaw (see below). See HYPERLINK “http://www.amigos-de-musica.org” www.amigos-de-musica.org for more information about the AMIGOS.
CENTRO CULTURAL SÃO LOURENÇO (CULTURAL CENTER)
AMIGOS DE MÚSICA SÃO LOURENÇO (THE AMIGOS)
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