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Prize-winning pianist Gile Bae to perform in Algarve

A classical music concert with Dutch pianist Gile Bae will take place at Quintinha da Música, near Tavira, on Sunday, January 31 at 4pm.

The musician will be playing music by Couperin, Schumann, Chopin, and Brahms.

Gile Bae began piano lessons with Roderigo Robles de Medina at the age of five. At the Royal Conservatory in the Hague, she completed her young talent class lessons with Marlies van Gent. In September 2010, Gile was admitted to Incontri col Maestro di Imola at the Accademia Pianistica Internazionale. Gile has also attended master classes with innumerable maestros.

In 2000, she won first prize in her age category at the international Steinway piano competition. She won second prize in the EPTA international competition in Belgium and also in the 2008 Maria Campina International Piano Competition in Portugal.

In December 2008, Gile took first prize for her age group in the national competition and was nominated for the national finals. In April 2010, she won the first prize in the highest category at the international Steinway piano competition, and represented the Netherlands at the international Steinway festival 2010 in Hamburg.

In 2010, she took first prize at Haarlem and second prize at the national finals of the Princess Christina competition. In October 2010, she again won the first prize in her age category in the competition for young Netherlands musical talent, and qualified as a finalist.
At the age of six, Gile performed Haydn’s Concerto in C, and with the Camerata Amsterdam she performed Mozart’s piano concerto K.246, and with the Athenaeum Chamber Orchestra in November 2009 she played Mozart’s piano concerto K.414. In April 2010 she performed Grieg’s piano concerto with the Youth Orchestra.

She has given many concerts in the Small Hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and others in the Diligentia Theatre for the Council of State, the Lucent Danstheather and the Anton Philipszaal.

Abroad, she has performed in Italy (Pine, Bardonecchia), the Czech Republic (Prague), Germany (Berlin and Hamburg), Switzerland (Lucerne) and South Korea (Seoul).

Quintinha da Música is located in Covas da Prata, Santo Estevão, near Tavira

Tickets cost €20. For more information and to reserve, contact lynnebooker@sapo.pt