Caminus Duo
Caminus Duo

Change of dates for ‘Amigos’ May concerts

Due to an “inevitable cancelation”, the Amigos de Música May concerts will take place on May 9 and 11.

The international organisation of music lovers said: “The Amigos were fortunate to find three excellent artists who will present a magnificent programme. Two of them have played during our special event before Christmas at Pine Cliffs, ‘Mozart at Candlelight’.”

On Tuesday, May 9, young Alaskan violinist Zachary Spontak will present a few violin solo works by Fritz Kreisler, the famous partita in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach, an early violin sonata by Paul Hindemith, and works by Francisco Tárrega, Monti and Carlos Gardel.

On Thursday, May 11, the Caminus Duo, with Mikhail Shumov, cello, and Joana Vieira Shumova, piano, play a colourful programme with works by Maurice Ravel, Gabriel Fauré, Frank Bridge, Robert Schumann, Sergei Rachmaninov and the famous cello sonata by Dmitri Shostakovich.

All concerts will take place in the Auditorium of Os Agostos near Santa Bárbara de Nexe. Doors will open at 6pm and the concert will begin at 7pm. There will be wine, fruit juices and canapés available for self-service.

 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]

Zachary Spontak (violin)
Zachary Spontak (violin)

 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 and celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2021.

For membership enquiries, email [email protected]

Scholarship programme

The Association of Amigos de Música, formed as a non-profit organisation in 1991, was soon fortunate in attracting some generous members who contributed to the budget with extra donations.

Thus began in 1994 the Amigos scholarship programme for needy and promising young Portuguese musicians. The candidate has to be graduate from a national music institute and is usually recommended from a national conservatory.

The Amigos have so far been able to provide support to several recipients, mainly towards their aim of continuing and further studies abroad.

Besides helping financially by paying for flights home or to master classes, other valuable benefits of the scholarship are professional advice via our well-connected international artists as well as the offer of first public performances in Portugal in front of our membership.

 Upcoming concerts

June 27 and 29: Lucy Parham, piano, and Harriet Walter, actor, from London in “I, Clara” about Robert Schumann’s brilliant pianist wife Clara Schumann-Wieck