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Alberto Portugheis at St Martin’s
September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Alberto Portugheis and the Orfeas String Quartet
Lunchtime concert at St Martin in the Fields
Alberto Portugheis – piano
Orfeas String Quartet
Orpheus Leander – violin
Ayako Yamazaki – violin
Yohei Nakajima – viola
Idlir Shyti – cello
César Franck – Piano Quintet in F minor
Pianist and pedagogue Alberto Portugheis was born in La Plata, Argentina, to parents of Russian and Romanian 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: Royal Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Philharmonia, English Chamber Orchestra, and many more. His annual Steinway Masterclasses are legendary. Alberto Portugheis’ repertoire includes music from the baroque to contemporary, with several composers writing specially for him.
The Orfeas String Quartet was formed in 2004 by graduates from the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Paris Conservatoire and Trinity Laban Conservatoire. This exciting quartet has travelled a musical journey seeing them forge deep relationships with outstanding composers of today who entrust them with the premieres of their works.
With funding from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the Orfeas String Quartet has begun a programme of concerts and workshops for children, students and care homes in the community. They are resident artists at St John’s Church Notting Hill.
Further information on the St Martin in the Fields website