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Tamara Radjenovic | Spanish and Italian Arias and Songs

Mon 17 February 2020, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
United Kingdom

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

Tamara Radjenovic, the young Montenegrin soprano now resident in the United Kingdom, graduated in Voice Performance from the Royal College of Music in London, having been awarded a Scholarship to do her Master’s studies at the same college. Tamara has performed nationally and internationally, at festivals, masterclasses and competitions in Spain, Italy, USA, Austria, Germany, England, Romania, Slovenia, Mauritius, Netherlands, Serbia, Croatia and Montenegro. Highlights of her 2019 concerts include a Carnegie Hall solo recital following her successful debut there in September 2018. Tamara also performed with British acclaimed pianist Oliver Poole at his World Series concert at the Opus Theatre in Hastings, England in October 2019.

The pianist, Wai-Yin Lee, was born in Hong Kong where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Piano from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA). In 2000, she was awarded a two-year full scholarship from the Royal College of Music in London to undertake postgraduate study in piano performance, and then went on to study her Master's degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Following this Wai-Yin pursued studies as a répétiteur on a City Educational Scholarship. She then was awarded a fellowship at the GSMD in 2007, and in the same year was also invited to join the prestigious National Opera Studio as a part-time répétiteur trainee. She is now currently working at the Royal College of Music as a répétiteur for the Opera School, and also as an official accompanist for the RCM entrance exams.

Giacomo Puccini La Boheme (Selection)
Joaquin Rodrigo Cuatro madrigales amatorios
Fernando Obradors Del cabello mas sutil | El vito
Ruperto Chapí Las hijas del Zebedeo

Tamara Radjenovic soprano
Wai-Yin Lee piano

TICKETS Admission free; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required (first-come, first-served)



Danor Quinteros | Piano Music from Chile

Mon 17 February 2020, 7.30pm
St David's Room, Kings College
The Strand
United Kingdom

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

Chilean pianist, Danor Quinteros, has received critical acclaim and numerous national and international awards. Praised for his artistic sensitivity and dexterity, he has appeared in numerous halls and venues such as Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Tonhalle Zürich, Klavierfestival-Ruhr, Banff Centre and the Romanian Atheneum. He rendered a memorable performance of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto with the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra during the final of the Enescu Competition 2016 in Bucharest and was awarded 3rd Prize. In the same year, he won the prize for Best Accompanist in the Violin category. Danor Quinteros has also been a prizewinner in many other piano competitions around the world including the Ile de France Piano Competition, Santa Cecilia Piano Competition in Porto, Académie de Musique Lausanne, Dr Luis Sigall Competition and the Claudio Arrau International Competition. His wide repertoire ranges from Scarlatti and Clementi to Ligeti and Unsuk Chin. Additionally, he has a strong passion for undeservedly less-performed composers such as Enescu, Medtner, Bowen and Soro, who often appear on his recital programmes. Recently, Danor Quinteros released an EP with works by Bartók, Medtner and Ligeti in Canada and has on his agenda future releases for the KNS label. He is currently undertaking international engagements presenting this programme of music by Chilean composers, written over the past 100 years.

Pedro Humberto Allende Estudios (Selection)
Miguel Farías Estudios (Selection)
Juan Orrego-Salas Rústica
Marcos Stuardo Trazos ingrávidos
Lucía Jiménez Fatamorgana taurina
Emilio Adasme Disturbio
Enrique Soro Sonata No. 3
Danor Quinteros piano

Presented by the International Society for Chilean Music

TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS None required (first come, first served)



Cupertinos | 'Ductus est Jesus'

Tue 18 February 2020, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace
United Kingdom

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

These 2019 Gramophone Award winners (for Cardosa's Requiem) were established in 2009 at the Fundação Cupertino de Miranda in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal. Cupertinos (initially called Cappella Musical Cupertino de Miranda) have established themselves as true ambassadors of Portuguese polyphony. Their work recovering, studying and disseminating the vast and still largely undiscovered heritage of Portuguese music from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries sees the group perform around twenty concerts per year. Cupertinos are continually discovering and performing unpublished works, and to date they have brought around eighty such pieces to light. The group maintains strong partnerships with several of the main historical buildings of Portugal, which guarantees a symbiosis both in acoustic and historical terms between the repertoire and the venues. They also have a privileged connection with the University of Coimbra, which houses one of the richest repositories of Renaissance music anywhere in the world. Their performance approach makes use of exhaustive study that allows an increasingly profound knowledge of and familiarity with the style and the works. Several of these unpublished works have been transcribed from the original sources, with the active participation of members of Cupertinos under the guidance of their director, Luís Toscano, and the musicologist José Abreu. Their performances have a fresh sound and an untamed character, and their interpretations showcase Iberian passion and a distinctly Portuguese essence. It is these qualities in concert that have earned the group the epithet ‘the national team of Portuguese polyphony’. In this concert Cupertinos explore the richness of 16th and 17th century Portuguese polyphony with a panoramic view of the poignant liturgies of Lent and of the Dead.

Pedro de Cristo Lamentationes Jheremie prophetæ 1: 1-5 | Parce mihi Domine
Manuel Mendes Missa de Quadragesima
Estêvão de Brito Assumpsit Jesus
Manuel Cardoso Lamentationes 1: 6–7 | Sitivit anima mea
Estêvão Lopes Morago De profundis
Bartolomeo Trosylho Circumdederunt me
Filipe de Magalhães Commissa mea
Francisco António de Almeida Lamentationes 2: 8-11

Cupertinos choir
Luís Toscano director

TICKETS £36 | £32 | £29 | £24 | £19




ECHO Rising Stars Presents the Cellist Pablo Ferrández

Fri 21 February 2020, 1.00pm
LSO St Lukes
161, Old Street
United Kingdom

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

Born in Madrid in 1991 into a family of musicians, Pablo Ferrández joined the prestigious Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía when he was 13 to study with Natalia Shakhovskaya. After that, he completed his studies at the Kronberg Academy with Frans Helmerson and went on to become a prizewinner at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, V Paulo International Cello Competition and ICMA 2016 Young Artist ofthe Year. Praised for his authenticity and hailed by the critics as 'one of the top cellists' (Rémy Louis, Diapason Magazine), the 26-year-old  continues to build a brilliant career through collaborations with international renowned artists and leading world orchestras. Pablo Ferrández plays the Stradivarius 'Lord Aylesford' (1696) thanks to the Nippon Music Foundation. The aim of the ECHO Rising Stars series is to find young European musicians who possess special qualities, and on the basis of his recent appearances with the London Philharmonic and the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Ferrández has insight to spare. In this programme he includes a specially-commissioned work by the doyen of Spanish film composers, Antón García Abril.

Max Bruch Kol Nidrei, Op. 47
Antón García Abril Desde el grito del silencio (UK premiere)
Sergei Rachmaninov Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19
Pablo Ferrández cello
Luis Del Valle piano





Francisco Correa | Album Launch: 'Música de mi tierrita'

Mon 16 March 2020, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
United Kingdom

‘A most enjoyable evening of music making enjoyed by a large audience.’ Tickhill Music Society

Classical guitarisr, Francisco Correa, makes his ILAMS debut with the London launch of his new album Música de la Tierrita - a collection of solo guitar compositions by exciting young Colombian composers, including several special commissions and world premieres. This prize-winning Colombian guitarist has appeared on national TV and radio, performed on 3 continents, and recently performed the famous Rodrigo Aranjuez concerto at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Isaac Albéniz Mallorca Op. 202 (tr. Francisco Correa)
Daniel Saboya Suite colombiana No. 1
Agustín Barrios Mangoré Julia FloridaVals Op. 8, No. 4
Lucas Saboya Suite Ernestina

Francisco Correa guitar

SNEAK PEEK! Album Teaser Trailer

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly with the kind support of AM Records

TICKETS Admission free; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS None required; first-come, first-served



GUITARRISIMO | Samuel Diz | 'Pablo Picasso: Guitar Maker'

Tue 24 March 2020Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
Mayfair, London
United Kingdom

'My dear friend Braque: I am using your latest papery and powdery procedures. I am in the process of imagining a guitar and I am using a bit of dust against our horrible canvas.' Pablo Picasso, 9th October 1912, Paris

The guitar is a pervasive and potent leitmotif in the work of Pablo Picasso, and one that has come to stand as a cipher of modernity in the Spanish visual arts more widely. In 1920, Manuel de Falla became the first composer to invert this dialectic and propel the classical guitar into the Modernist age with the writing of his seminal work, Pour le Tombeau de Claude Debussy. With its own brand of musical Cubism, this piece proposed a radically new language for the classical guitar, which inspired subsequent generations of composers to produce a rich legacy of 20th-century repertoire for the instrument.

In tandem with the Royal Academy of Art’s new exhibition, Picasso and Paper, Spanish guitarist and academic, Samuel Diz, makes his London debut with a bespoke programme inspired by the superlative Spanish artist, entitled Picasso: Guitar Maker. Exploring the Modernist works of several of Picasso’s contemporaries, Diz will present music by Mompou, García Ascot, Bacarisse, García Lorca and, of course, Falla. The programme also features a piece written in the UK by Robert Gerhard, a Catalan composer who lived out his exile from the Franco regime in Cambridge: his incidental music for the BBC's 1964 adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's novel, For Whom The Bell Tolls (a tale based on events in the Spanish Civil War).

Samuel Diz is a recipient of the Critics' Choice El Primer Palau Prize at the Palau de la Música in Catalonia. Specialising in the Spanish guitar repertoire of the early 20th century, and ‘The Generation of ‘27’ in particular, he was the first artist to record the original guitar music of Federico García Lorca; for his album Memoria de la melancolía he was privileged to be able to perform on Lorca’s own instrument. Recent appearances include an engagement at the birthplace of Pablo Picasso in Málaga.

Manuel de Falla Pour le tombeau de DebussyEl sombrero de tres picos: 'Danza del molinero (Farruca)'
Salvador Bacarisse Lía (Pavana)
Frederic Mompou Suite compostelana
Rosita García Ascot Española
Robert Gerhard For Whom the Bell Tolls
Federico García Lorca Selección de canciones populares

Samuel Diz classical guitar

SNEAK PEEK! Video Clip

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts and the Instituto Cevantes with the kind support of the Fundació Frederic Mompou and AGADIC – Xacobeo 21 (Xunta de Galicia), as part of the Guitarrísimo series

Image by: Xosé Durán









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