Young pianist Nikola Meeuwsen performs at Quintinha da Música

A concert by young Dutch pianist Nikola Meeuwsen will take place on Sunday, January 27 at Quintinha da Música, Covas da Prata, near Tavira, at 4pm.

Nikola has recently won the Concertgebouw Young Talent Award. Simon Reinink, managing director of Het Concertgebouw, said: “Nikola Meeuwsen is an exceptional piano talent that we like to stimulate and give the space to reach full maturity. I am delighted to have awarded the Concertgebouw Young Talent Award to Nikola because he has the talent, ambition and motivation to be among the best in his field.”

In 2014, Nikola had already won the Royal Concertgebouw Competition and in 2012 the Steinway Competition. Nikola also appeared on Dutch TV on Sunday, January 13.

In this recital, he will be playing music by Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Frédéric Chopin, Pyotr Tchaikovski and Alexander Scriabin.

The pianist gives concerts at home and abroad; recently he performed with the Residentie Orkest in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and he has also given solo recitals in Italy.

Nikola played chamber music with the Matangi Quartet, violinist Alexander Kerr and viola player Vladimir Mendelssohn, and plays duos with pianists Igor Roma, Anna Fedorova and Thomas Beijer.

Nikola Meeuwsen is a regular guest at festivals. He has played in the Storioni Festival, the International Chamber Music Festival Schiermonnikoog, the International Chamber Music Festival Ede, Festival Classique and in the new festival Classical Now!

Nikola studies with Marlies van Gent at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. Since 2015, he has also had monthly lessons with Enrico Pace at the prestigious Accademia Pianistica di Imola.

Tickets cost €25 and can be obtained by emailing organiser Lynne Booker at lynne.algarvehistory@gmail.com