Today, February 21st he will play a romantic program with works by Franz Schubert and – for the 150th anniversary of Sergei Rachmaninoff this year – he has prepared the 2nd Sonata of this late romantic Russian composer.

On February 23rd Konstantin will play piano works by Chopin and as a special feature, present the young Argentinian counter tenor, Joaquin Sofredini whom he had brilliantly accompanied during the Festival d’Avignon in 2019.

All concerts will take place in the Auditorium of Monte OS AGOSTOS near Santa Bárbara de Nexe. Doors will open at 6.00pm and the concert will begin at 7.00pm.

There will be wine, fruit juices and canapés available for self-service.

For concert bookings please send an e-mail to . Entry donation including refreshments is €30 per person for guests and non-members, payable in advance by bank transfer (see website ).

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London-based Russian pianist Konstantin Lapshin has won many national and international competitions including the Rachmaninov International Piano Competition in Moscow and the Piano Competition Schubert International in Dortmund. He has participated in some of the most prestigious music competitions and festivals, including the “Primavera Classica” (Italy), Llandeilo and Buxton International Festivals ( UK), among others.

Konstantin completed his Doctor of Music at the Royal College of Music in 2018 where he was awarded the Chappell Gold Medal as well as the Queen Elisabeth Rose Bowl, the award for most outstanding student. He played for HRH Prince Charles of Wales, now King Charles III, and was named “Rising Star” at London’s prestigious Cadogan Hall. He is currently professor at the London College of Music.

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He has also given recitals and concerts in London’s Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room in the Southbank Centre, Steinway Hall, Cadogan Hall, Salle Cortot in Paris, Christophori Salon in Berlin, Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory amongst others.

For the Argentinian countertenor Joaquin Sofredini, please see

The AMIGOS DE MÚSICA is an international group of around 120 members who stage musical activities by internationally renowned musicians and also sponsor young Portuguese musicians.

It is a non-profit organization and celebrated its thirtieth-anniversary last year.

For more information about the AMIGOS DE MÚSICA and concert programs please see the new website: . For Membership enquiries please contact .

Os Agostos is an impressive XVlll century country estate located above Santa Bárbara de Nexe and near Bordeira. For navigation instructions go to: and then to “HOW TO GET THERE”.