Press release September 2016

Published: September 18, 2016


 CHARLES OWEN (Jack Liebeck)



Charles Owen, one of the finest British pianists of his generation, will be giving two concerts for the Amigos de Música at Os Agostos.  On Tuesday September 27th, 2016 Charles will play music by Bach, Liszt and Ravel. On Thursday September 29th. 2016 he will play music by Bach and Chopin.


Charles studied in London at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal Academy of Music. He has won numerous awards including the Silver Medal at the 1995 Scottish International Piano Competition and the 1997 Parkhouse Award with violinist Katherine Gowers. He has appeared at London’s Barbican and Queen Elizabeth Hall and regularly gives concerts at Wigmore Hall. Internationally, he has performed at the Lincoln Center, Weill/Carnegie Hall, the Paris Musée d’Orsay and the Moscow Conservatoire.


Charles has been a regular guest at many leading festivals including Aldeburgh, Bath, Cheltenham and Charles has performed concertos with the Philharmonia, Royal Scottish National, London Philharmonic and the Moscow State Symphony orchestras. Charles has established a piano duo partnership with Katya Apekisheva, who is well known to the Amigos. Charles and Katya have recorded the duo version of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Petrushka. He has recorded music by Janácek, Poulenc and the complete Nocturnes and Barcarolles by Fauré.


Charles is a professor of piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.


For more information about the AMIGOS DE MÚSICA, membership and concert programs 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 recently celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary.


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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