Luís Miguel Tolda
Luís Miguel Tolda

Amigos de Música ‘Special September’ events

The new concert season 2023/24 of the Amigos de Música will begin on September 12 with a “kick-start evening”, a special event with an introduction recital in addition to the usual programming.

This special event features the presentation of young pianist Luís Miguel Tolda to the Amigos de Música as their new protégé within their Young Portuguese Music Student Scholarship Programme. Luís Miguel is continuing his piano studies at the Conservatory in Den Haag, Holland.

On Tuesday, September 12, the young artist will introduce himself by playing the following programme, without interval:

Chopin – Three Nocturnes op. 9

Bach – Prelude and Fugue in D Major, WTC 1

Poulenc – Mouvements Perpétuels

Beethoven – Piano Sonata op. 2, no. 2

Bartók – Allegro Barbaro

Debussy – Prelude “La Cathédrale Engloutie

Artem Yasynskyy
Artem Yasynskyy

On September 26 and 28, the Amigos de Música present the Ukrainian pianist Artem Yasynskyy, who was introduced by well-known pianist and ‘Amigo’ Piers Lane as one of the winners in his Australian Piano Competition, Sidney.

Originally from Donetsk, Artem had moved in 2010 to study in Germany. He has won many international competitions, recorded several CDs and played globally on various continents. He now teaches in Bremen, Germany, and is also professor at the Trieste Conservatory in Italy.

Artem’s programme features works by Bach, Brahms, Britten and Prokofiev on Tuesday, and by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and French composer Jehan Alain (1911-1940) on Thursday, including some special surprises.

Amigos de Música concerts at Os Agostos begin at 7pm. Gates open at 6pm and wine, fruit juices and canapés will be served. There will be a short interval. Entry donation, including refreshments, is €30 per person for guests and non-members (payable in advance by bank transfer – see website

For concert bookings, email [email protected]

The Amigos de Música is an international group of around 120 members who stage musical activities by internationally renowned musicians and also sponsor young Portuguese musicians. It is a non-profit organisation which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2021.

Os Agostos is an impressive 18th century country estate located above Santa Bárbara de Nexe and near Bordeira.

Membership enquiries: [email protected]