'Iberia': Piano Music from Spain & Portugal
1 Nov 2019, 1.10pm
St James’s Church
197, Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL
Piccadilly Circus / Green Park
Admission free; exit donations welcome
No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis
‘Lucas is a revelation in his own right, beautifully marrying the mood of mania and melody just right.’
Isaac Albéniz's masterpiece, Iberia, stands as the most well-travelled, musical whistle-stop-tour of the Iberian Peninsula, but it does overlook one important region: Portugal! In this recital, the young Portuguese pianist, Nuno Lucas, will perform piano music from both Spain and his homeland to offer a comprehensive Iberian musical landscape, complementing Iberia's 'El Albaicín' with works by Silva, Vianna da Motta and Lopes Graça alongside others by Spanish composer Antonio Soler, and honorary Spanish composer, Domenico Scarlatti.
Hailing from Lisbon, Nuno Lucas is currently pursuing a Master's in Music at the Royal College of Music with the support of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and Talent Unlimited, following undergraduate studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama where he graduated with First-Class Honours. Lucas has also participated in masterclasses with names such as Angela Hewitt, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Stephen Hough, Artur Pizarro and Paul Badura-Skoda. A prize-winner at numerous national and international competitions, Lucas performs regularly in the UK and abroad both as a soloist and chamber musician.
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in C Sharp Minor K247
Antonio Soler Sonata F Sharp Major R90
Óscar da Silva Dolorosas (Selection)
José Vianna da Motta Barcarolas
Fernando Lopes Graça Variações sobre um tema popular português
Isaac Albéniz Iberia: ‘El Albaicín’
Nuno Lucas piano
Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2019 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and St James's Piccadilly, with the kind support of Talent Unlimited
SNEAK PEEK! Nuno Lucas performs Debussy's 'Toccata'
from Pour le piano
Background video: Iguazú falls on the border between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay