Piano Classics with Hugo Selles

AN EXCLUSIVE EVENT FOR OUR STEINWAY OWNERS

This year we celebrate Steinway & Sons’ 165th Anniversary and we will be organizing a series of events to showcase a few very special limited edition Steinway pianos.

On the 9th March, we will have a pianist, composer and producer Hugo Selles perform for us on the new Steinway Amber Crown Jewel with SPIRIO.

We will like to take this opportunity to invite Steinway owners to join us for the evening

Programme

REPERTOIRE:

Ludwig Van Beethoven
Sonata no 26 in E-flat Major opus 81a ‘Les Adieux’

Mihail Glinka
The Lark (piano arr. by Mili Balakirev)

Fryderyk Chopin
Polonaise opus 53 in A-flat Major ‘Heroic’

Béla Bartók
Sonata Sz. 80

About Hugo Selles

Pianist, composer and producer Hugo Selles was born in Santander, Cantabria (Northern Spain) in 1988. Hugo is a graduate of the Conservatory of Music ‘Jesús de Monasterio’ (Musical High School), Higher School of Music of the Basque Country ‘Musikene’ (Bachelor in Music), SAE Institute Spain (Music Business Diploma) and The Royal Danish Academy of Music (Masters Degree and Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma – Soloist Class)

Hugo’s diverse musical interests are clearly reflected in the variety of his projects. Hugo is a member of ten different ensembles and projects, including music for piano solo, chamber music groups and other formations, embracing various styles and periods. Several of his projects have an interdisciplinary focus, combining music with other art forms such as poetry, painting and dance, and the fusion of musical genres. Hugo has been the recipient of scholarships from the Botín Foundation of Santander, Warner Music Spain and The Royal Danish Academy of Music, among other institutions.

As a pianist, Hugo has received awards in several competitions in Spain, Italy, Denmark and Sweden, and has performed in concert halls and festivals throughout Europe and Australia. Hugo has studied and played in masterclass for maestros including Francisco San Emeterio Santos, Boris Berman, David Kuyken, Marta Zabaleta, Jeffrey Swann, Gustavo Díaz-Jerez, Kathryn Stott, Claudio Martínez Mehner, Paul Badura-Skoda, Josep Colom, Nina Gade, Simon Holt, Liisa Pohjola, Nino Kereselidze, Alexander Rössler, Moritz Eggert, Amalie Malling, Jens Elvekjær, Gabriel Loidi, Ferenc Rados, Ricardo Descalzo, Sergei Osokin and Niklas Sivelöv.

As a composer, Hugo explores diverse styles of music in his work. His ongoing crossover project Psychic Equalizer has been well received by critics and public. Hugo composed soundtracks for the award-winning documentaries ‘En Los Brazos de la Luz’, about the life and work of Cantabrian painter Enrique Gran, and ‘Susurros’, about the pre-historic paintings of the cave ‘El Moro Chufín’ in Cantabria. Hugo is currently composing several pieces for solo piano and various ensembles.

In addition to music, Hugo is passionate about wildlife and the environment.

 

For more info: http://hugoselles.com/ 

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