Young pianist to play special Algarve concert

Quintinha da Música in Tavira will be holding a special concert by young Dutch pianist Nikola Meeuwsen, aged 13, on Sunday, December 11 at 4pm.

At the age of five, Nikola heard a recording of Rachmaninoff’s third piano concerto, played by Vladimir Horowitz. At that moment he knew that he wanted to play the piano and his enthusiasm and talent for the piano flourished.

His breakthrough came when he won the 2012 Steinway Competition in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, together with the audience’s prize. In 2014 he won the Concertgebouw Competition and in 2015 he finished second in The Young Pianist Foundation Competition.

Nikola has a preference for the works of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Chopin.

At present, Nikola is a student of Marlies van Gent at the School for Young Talent of the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. Since September 2015, Nikola has been studying at the Accademia Pianistica Internazionale “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola (Italy) with Maestro Enrico Pace and Marlies van Gent.

Tickets to the concert cost €20 and can be obtained by emailing [email protected]