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Alberto Portugheis (piano) presents My all-time Chopin favourites

When
Friday January 12, 2018 at 1:10 pm
Where
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Tickets
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Nocturne No 4 in F Op 15 No 1 - Fryderyk Chopin
  2. Ballade in G minor op 23 - Fryderyk Chopin
  3. Mazurka No 15 in C Op 24 No 2 - Fryderyk Chopin
  4. Mazurka No 17 in B flat minor Op 24/4 - Fryderyk Chopin
  5. Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor Op 66 - Fryderyk Chopin
  6. Ballade No 3 in A flat Op 47 - Fryderyk Chopin
  7. Waltz in C sharp minor Op 64 No 2 - Fryderyk Chopin
  8. Polonaise No 6 in A flat, 'Heroic' Op 53 - Fryderyk Chopin

Pianist and pedagogue Alberto Portugheis was born in La Plata, Argentina, to parents of Russian and Rumanian descent. His international career began after winning First Prize at the Geneva Concours de Virtuosité.

He performs in recitals, chamber-music concerts and as soloist with major orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Philharmonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Paris and Israel Sinfoniettas, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Sinfonica Nacional of Argentina, Filarmonica of Buenos Aires. His annual Steinway Masterclasses are now legendary.

Alberto Portugheis’ repertoire includes music from the baroque to contemporary, with several composers writing specially for him. His acclaimed recordings include: 4 Chopin Ballades, Alfred Nieman nd Sonata, Ginastera complete piano music and chamber music with piano, Khachaturian Piano Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra, Khachaturian solo works, Rachmaninov and Shostakovitch cello and piano Sonatas with the cellist Gwyneth George, a CD dedicated to the piano music of Rossini. 2013 saw the release of a double CD with The Complete Piano Works by Spanish composer Elena Romero.

Alberto Portugheis is founder member and Vice-chairman of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe, Vice-chairman of the International Society for the Study of Tension in Performance, Vice-president of the European Piano Teachers' Association and founder of the Asociacion Latino-Americana de Pianistas Pedagogos.

Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008 for his Peace work and proposals, Portugheis published The Game of War and a Path to Peace the following year. His second book '$$$$s in their Hearts' was released in November 2014.

Free recital (retiring collection)


Venue
St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London
London
W1J 9LL
England
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