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LAMC Concert: Amaia Azcona & Morgan Szymanski

Thu 14 May 2015, 7.00pm
The Naval and Military Club
4, St James's Square
United Kingdom

'A brilliant performance.' Opera Now | 'A player destined for future glories.' Classical Guitar Magazine

Amaia Azcona Cildoz is a unique voice amongst the new generation of Spanish sopranos. Armed with an outstandingly beautiful instrument and a rare dynamic expressive aptitude, she has captivated audiences across Spain and the UK, including appearances at Wigmore Hall and LSO St Luke's. She joins forces with pre-eminent British-Mexican guitarist and multiple-competition-winner, Morgan Szymanski, in a new collaboration showcasing the exuberant and compelling art song repertoire of Latin America. Enjoy a kaleidoscopic programme of Latin treats, including sweet Mexican serenades, fiery Spanish dances and passionate Argentine tangos.

Please note the dress code for this event: jacket and tie for gentlemen; smart equivalent for ladies. No jeans or trainers.

Manuel M. Ponce Estrellita
Manuel de Falla Canciones populares españolas
Carlos Guastavino Flores argentinas
Heitor Villa-Lobos Modinha | Bachianas brasileiras No. 5
Antonio Lauro Valses venezolanos
Leo Brouwer Danza característica | Canción de cuna
Julio César Oliva Por siempre Sabines
Agustín Barrios Una limosna por el amor de Dios
Astor Piazzolla Primavera porteña |

Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with the Canning Club and LAMC, with the kind support of Anglo Arts and the Government of Mexico during the Year of Mexico in the UK


BOOKINGS: 020 7827 5724



Eduardo Martín & Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas: The Live Guitar Duets Tour

8 May 2015 - 16 May 2015 Tour of
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event but one we highly recommend!)

Following a successful London debut in 2014, Grammy nominee Eduardo Martín, one of the most prominent contemporary guitar composers, and his former student, Ahmed Dickinson-Cárdenas, hit the UK roads for the first time. With their uninhibited Cuban exuberance they have created a fresh approach to African, jazz and classical music. Bridging the gap between two generations, these guitar virtuosos transport you to Cuba with their irresistible duets.

8th May Stamford Arts Centre
9th May The Cut, Suffolk
12th May Colchester Arts Centre
13th May National Centre for Early Music, York
15th May Holywell Music Room, Oxford
16th May The Electric Theatre, Guildford

Eduardo Martín Suite Habana | Hasta Alicia baila | Acrílicos en la sonrisa (UK premiere)Suite Antillas (UK premiere)               
Eduardo Martín & Walfrido Domínguez Sones y flores | Preludio, rezo y canto a Obatalá | Aguas profundas (UK premiere)

Click HERE to watch a video

Organised by Cubafilin

Web site
07877 850170


Clelia Iruzun CD Launch Concert

Wed 20 May 2015, 8.00pm
St James Theatre Studio
12, Palace Street
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

‘The result is a fine legacy, beautifully showcased here by Iruzun.’ Gramophone

Brazilian pianist Clelia Iruzun launches her new CD Ernesto Nazareth, the Authentic Carioca! with a concert of piano music by the Brazilian composer, described as the Scott Joplin of Brazil. Nazareth wrote miniatures for the piano inspired by Gottschalk and Chopin with a Brazilian twist, blending in rhythms of samba, tango and waltzes.

Click HERE to watch a clip

TICKETS £20, £15, £10

BOOKINGS 0844 264 2140 |



Bernarda Fink & Anthony Spiri

Fri 22 May 2015, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Few artists today can hold an audience more spellbound than Bernarda Fink. The Buenos Aires-born mezzo’s personal warmth and openness nourish interpretations that convey the emotional life-force of the songs in her extensive repertoire. Accompanied by pianist Anthony Spiri, she begins this recital with a survey of Schumann’s later songs before turning to music by three great Argentine composers. Programme includes:

Carlos López Buchardo Canción de Perico | Si lo hallas | Prendiditos de la mano
Carlos Guastavino La rosa y el sauce | El sampedrino (Canción pampeana) | Encantamiento | Pampamapa | La flor de aguapé
Alberto Ginastera 5 canciones populares argentinas Op. 10

TICKETS £35, £30, £25, £18

BOOKINGS 020 7935 2141 |



Estela Telerman: 'Argentine Classical Composers and the Tango (1867-2008)'

Fri 29 May 2015, 7.30pm
Schott Music Recital Room
48 Great Marlborough Street
United Kingdom

'Estela Telerman’s work represents a landmark in the historiography of Argentine music.' La Nación

The Argentine tango is to be found ever more frequently in the concert hall as classical audiences continue to be seduced by the tango nuevo of Astor Piazzolla. Pre-eminent Argentine concert pianist and musicologist, Estela Telerman, has made a career of the historical study of 'classical' tango, which in fact pre-dates Piazzolla as far back as the inception of tango itself in the late 19th century. A leading authority in this field, Telerman presents a unique recital-lecture exploring the relationship between Argentine classical composers and the tango, addressing the evolution of the genre from 1867 to the present day. The programme traces the trajectory of the tango from a hybrid form derived from the habanera, through tango proper, concert tango and deconstructed tango. Piazzolla enthusiasts will find much to discover in this essential guide to one of tango's lesser-known branches.

PLUS Join us at 7.00pm for a complimentary pre-concert wine reception

Jose María Palazuelos Schicoba the Black (1867)
Francisco Hargreaves Bartolo (1880)
Carlos López Buchardo Driver, Stop the Tram (1905)
Manuel Gómez Carrillo Hold It! (around 1917) | Buenos Aires Bazar (c. 1920)
Ernesto Drangosch The Persecuted One (c. 1920)
Athos Palma Public Assistance (1923)
Juan Francisco Giacobbe Prelude in the Form of a Tango (1940)
Emilio Napolitano Great Argentine Concert Tango, Op. 9 (c.1941)
Juan Carlos Paz By the Parana River (1941)
Meri Lao Tangata barroca (1990)
Jorge Pitari Tango Invention No. 3 (2002)
Christian Baldini Forest Ella (2008)

This is an ILAMS event

TICKETS: £14 on the door | £10 in advance | Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Argentinian wine

FREE admission to ILAMS members (limited availability) - please email for the discount code. Want to join ILAMS? Visit

BOOKINGS: (N.B. Tickets are also available on the door but since capacity is limited, advance booking is recommended.)

MORE INFORMATION: 020 7534 0710 | |


Panos Karan Charity Piano Recital

Mon 1 June 2015, 7.30pm
St John’s Smith Square
Smith Square
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'Here is a pianist with talent to spare.' International Piano

An evening of breathtaking music, to raise funds for Keys of Change’s musical education projects among young people in Ecuador, Peru, India and Fukushima (Japan).

Panos Karan piano | Anna Maria Muñoz mezzo-soprano

J.S. Bach ‘Prelude and Fugue in C major’ from Book II
Chopin Etudes (selection) from Op. 25
Scriabin Piano Sonata No. 2 in G sharp minor
Liszt Sonata in B minor
Karan Surupanga, an Amazonian improvisation (UK premiere)
Mendoza ‘Peruvian Dances’ from Mamacha Ventura (world premiere)
Traditional Catalan Cant dell Ocels
Handel For Who May Abide

Click HERE to hear a clip

The event is supported by LATA Foundation (Latin America Travel Association Foundation)

TICKETS £15, £12, £10

BOOKINGS 020 7222 1061 |



Adelina Ensemble at the Purcell Room

Tue 16 June 2015, 7.45pm
Southbank Centre's Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

The Adelina Ensemble performs classical masterpieces for piano trio and mezzo-soprano, including the rarely-performed Suite for Voice and Violin by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. Formed at the 2014 Paxos Music Festival, the Adelina Ensemble brings together Welsh mezzo-soprano Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, two leading musicians from the Hallé Orchestra – South African principal first violinist Ian Watson and Australian cellist Clare Rowe – and British pianist and award-winning accompanist Alice Turner.

George Frideric Handel 'Flammende Rose, Zierde der Erden' from Neun Deutsche Arien
Ludwig van Beethoven Four Welsh Folksongs
Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 1 
Antonín Dvořák (arr. Howard) 'Song to the Moon' from Rusalka
Anton Arensky Lily of the Valley
Sergei Rachmaninov (arr. Heifetz) Daisies
Heitor Villa-Lobos Suite for Voice and Violin 
Joseph Canteloube Songs of the Auvergne

Photo by Ed Keohane

TICKETS £18, £14, £12 | Concessions 50% off (limited availability) | Booking Fee £1.75

BOOKINGS 0844 875 0073 |



Maria Canyigueral

Wed 17 June 2015, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
United Kingdom

‘Original and refreshing, representing the strength of the new generation of musicians.’ La Vanguardia

Spanish pianist, Maria Canyigueral, returns to St James's Piccadilly with an enchanting programme of virtuosic works.

Federic Mompou Cançons i danses
Frédéric Chopin Ballade Op. 52
Antón García Abril Preludio de Mirambel No. 3
Enric Granados Valses poéticos

Click HERE to watch a video

This is am ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly

TICKETS Admission free; retiring collection

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION 020 7734 4511 |


Laura Ruhí-Vidal & Maria Camahort: Songs from Catalonia

Thu 18 June 2015, 7.00pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
United Kingdom


Musicologist and Gerhard specialist, Trevor Walshaw, will present a pre-concert talk: Exile and Solitude in the Texts of Robert Gerhard.

7.00pm CONCERT

Concerts at the Cervantes is an exciting new platform for outstanding emerging artists in the field of Iberican classical music. Closing the present season, soprano Laura Ruhí-Vidal and classical guitarist María Camahort perform a programme of Catalan works by Roberto Gerhard and his contemporaries, including new arrangements by Camahort, to highlight the Cervantes' forthcoming Gerhard exhibition. Join us in the beautifully-renovated Auditorium at the Instituto Cervantes to bask in the warm and colourful classical music of Catalonia.

PLUS join us before the concert at 6.30pm for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine

Roberto Gerhard Cantares
Frederic Mompou Cantar del alma | Combat del somni: 'Damunt de tu només les flors'
Enrique GranadosTonadillas al estilo antiguo
Feliu Gasull Tres quarts de sis
Eduard Toldrà Canticel | Maig | Menta i Farigola
(Traditional Catalan) La pressó de Lleida |

Click HERE to watch a video clip

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes as part of the Concerts at the Cervantes series

TICKETS: £12 on the door | £6 Members of ILAMS / IC
Want to join ILAMS? Visit | Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Spanish wine
BOOKINGS: 020 7201 0752 
Tickets are also available on the door but since capacity is limited, advance booking is recommended.



Concerts at the Cervantes 2015

26 February 2015 - 18 June 2015, 7.00pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
United Kingdom

Concerts at the Cervantes is an exciting new platform for outstanding artists in the field of Iberican classical music. Join us at the Instituto's intimate and beautifully-renovated Auditorium to bask in the warm and colourful classical music of Spain and Latin America.

PLUS Join us for a complimentary pre-concert glass of Spanish wine 30 minutes before the concert.

26th February Stephanie Oatridge & Adam Brown (oboe & guitar)
30th April Helen Sanderson & Ahmed Dickinson (two guitars)
18th June Laura Ruhí-Vidal & María Camahort (soprano & guitar)

TICKETS: £12 on the door | £6 Members of ILAMS / IC
Want to join ILAMS? Visit | Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Spanish wine
BOOKINGS: 020 7201 0752 
N.B. Tickets are also available on the door but since capacity is limited, advance booking is strongly recommended.



Andrea Aguilar Silva & Alice Turner

Tue 30 June 2015, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
United Kingdom

Chilean soprano, Andrea Aguilar Silva, winner of the XVI International Opera Singing Competition of Trujillo-Peru (2012), makes her St Martin-in-the-Fields debut with a cosmopolitan programme of opera arias, zarzuela and Latin American lieder, including songs from her native Chile. She will be accompanied by the celebrated British pianist, Alice Turner.

Luis Advis Rin | Cueca
Osmán Pérez Freire Ay, ay, ay
Xavier Montsalvatge Cinco canciones negras:Canción de cuna para dormir a un negrito’
Sergio Ortega La noche en la Isla
Amadeo Vives Doña Francisquita: ‘Canción de ruiseñor’
Giacomo Puccini La Bohème: ‘Si, mi chiamano Mimi’ | Madama Butterfly: ‘Un bel di vedremo’ | Tosca: ‘Vissi d’arte’ 

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly

Web site
020 7766 1100
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection); no booking required




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