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Posted by portugalpress on March 14, 2018
Marlies van Gent and Frank Fahner
Inge Lulofs and Irene Ainstein

Quintinha da Música, Tavira – a laranja

‘Forty fingers on two grand pianos’ is the title of a concert on Sunday, March 25, at Quintinha da Música in Santo Estevão, Tavira, at 5pm.

Featuring music by JS Bach, A Dvorak, B Smetana, G Rossini and G Bizet, the performance will see host Irene Ainstein being joined by her friends Inge Lulofs, Marlies van Gent and Frank Fahner for “an afternoon of music and fun”.

English-born Irene Ainstein won first prize in a competition for young musicians after only a year of piano study. Irene teaches at the Conservatório Regional in Faro and continues to perform in concerts with members of the Orquestra Clássica do Sul, with Michael Thomas of the Brodsky Quartet and with several singers as their accompanist of choice.

Inge Lulofs works with the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, where she plays piano and celesta, and is the accompanist for all auditions. She has given concerts in many countries, including Russia, South Korea, the United States, Germany, Portugal and Spain. As a piano teacher, she works at a music school in Nordhorn (Germany) and as a private piano instructor through her own studio in Enschede.

Marlies van Gent was born in Rotterdam and began her musical education at the local conservatory. Marlies gives piano workshops and participates in many national and international competitions as a member of the judging panel. She is also in demand as a performer in chamber music concerts and is a member of a piano duo performing four-hands pieces.

Frank Fahner studied piano at the Twents Conservatory in Enschede and continued at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He is a well-known accompanist for solo singers and choirs and is also renowned as the pianist member of chamber music ensembles. He has also played previously in Portugal in piano quartets. As well as teaching piano to young people and preparing them for competitions and examinations, Frank has also specialised in teaching adults.

Tickets cost €25.