Quintinha da Música - Aeternus Trio

A concert at Quintinha da Música Sunday 19 November at 16 00 cost €25

Music by Agoshian, Arensky, Komitas and Smetana 

Aeternus Trio Three classical musicians, an English violinist, a Polish pianist and an Armenian cellist recently decided to form a Piano Trio. The three musicians are great friends and they had at one time or another in the past performed with each other but never as a Piano Trio. A unified desire to explore the vast and magnificent Trio repertoire finally bore fruition during the early months of 2013 and “ Trio Aeternus” was formed. Violinist Alexander Stewart, a Graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, is one of the Concert- Masters of the Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa in Lisbon. Cellist Varoujan Bartikian originally from Armenia has been performing the cello as a soloist since the age of 10 and joined the Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra in 1989 (also in Lisbon) where he is now Principal cello. Pianist Lucjan Luc who studied at the Katowice Music Academy in Poland with the internationally acclaimed Piano Professor Andrzej Jasínski also lived many years in Portugal and has since performed all over the world as a pianist and accompanist. At present Lucjan Luc is based in the Conservatory of Badajoz in Extremadura, Spain. Alexander Stewart and Lucjan Luc first met in Poland in 1986 as they were studying in Katowice  nd later performed many times together in Portugal and England. They both moved to Portugal and became great friends with the cellist Varoujan Bartikian. True friendship is eternal, and so is great music, thus the choice of the name Aeternus. I am delighted to announce that the composer Ardashes Agoshian will be flying over from Armenia to be present at this concert. He has dedicated his composition - Homage to KOMITAS - to the Aeternus Trio and they will be playing 4 fragments from the piece (Broken Bells, Broken Dance, Possession and Deus Internus). The performance will be a world première.

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