Pianist Lucjan Luc returns to Quintinha

Quintinha da Música near Tavira is again hosting Polish pianist Lucjan Luc who will be performing a concert on Sunday, September 24 at 5pm.

The musician will be playing the four Ballades Op. 10 by Brahms, Sonatine and Jeux d’eau by Ravel and Franz Liszt’s magnificent Sonata in B minor.

Lucjan Luc was born in Jaroslaw (Poland). He obtained his degree in piano and chamber music in Katowice where he graduated with distinction. While still a student, he gave solo recitals and chamber music concerts in Poland, the United Kingdom and Portugal, and in 1990 he won first prize at the 14th Polish Piano Festival in Slupsk.

Among his most important solo appearances are concerts with the Katowice Philharmonic Orchestra (Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 3), the Classic Orchestra of Porto (Chopin’s Piano Concerto No1) and the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra (Concertos by Bach, Gorecki, Paderewski and Simphonie Concertante No 4 Op.60 by Szymanowski).

He has participated several times as a guest pianist at the Contemporary Music Encounters in the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. While with the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra (1992-1996), he performed throughout Portugal in over 200 chamber music recitals and as accompanist.

The CD he recorded with the Portuguese soprano Ana Madalena Moreira was dedicated to Portuguese composers.

He has participated in various Spanish concerts and festivals, performing with different instrumentalists, and with the famous Chinese cellist Jian Wang and saxophonist David Alonso, he appeared in Palau de la Música in Valencia in 1998 and 2008.

In Córdoba in 2010, Lucjan gave a solo recital at the 9th Rafael Orozco Piano Festival, and more recently in 2012 at the 25th Contemporary Music Festival.

In 2013, together with English violinist Alexander Stewart and Armenian cellist Varoujan Bartikian, he has formed Trio Aeternus.

Lucjan has appeared three times before as soloist at Quintinha da Música and he is a great favourite. The concert has been organised by the Algarve History Association.

Tickets cost €25 (including interval drinks and tapas).

To book your place, email [email protected]