Clélia Iruzun

Brazilian Pianist Based in London

Clélia Iruzun’s endearing artistic personality, which combines her native Brazilian spirit with her exceptional musical gifts, has enabled this much-admired London-based pianist to build an enviable reputation for her performances of a wide range of music, from the great classical repertoire to works by significant figures from across the Americas.

News & Events

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Recording Piano Quintets with the Coull Quartet

8-9 April at the Turner Sims Concert Hall in Southampton Clélia Iruzun and the Coull Quartet have recorded the Piano Quintets by  Henrique Oswald and Amy Beach. The CD will also include the Poema by Marlos Nobre and the Romance for piano and violin by Amy Beach. The CD will be released later in the…

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Recital at MUBE in São Paulo

5th May 2019 | 4PM | MUBE, São Paulo, Brazil Clélia Iruzun, piano Mompou- Scenes d’Enfants Chopin-Nocturne Op.15 No.2, Waltz Op. 18 and Ballade Op.47 No.3 Nimrod Borenstein- Lullaby Op.81 Ginastera-Piano Sonata No.1 Op.22 For more information click here

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Recital at Sala Brasil in London

17th April 2019 | 6:30PM | Brazilian Embassy 14-16 Cockspur St, London SW1Y 5BL Clélia Iruzun, piano Villa-Lobos -Prelúdio and Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras No.4 -Impressões Seresteiras from Brazilian Cycle Chopin-Ballade Op.47 No.3 Nimrod Borenstein– Lullaby Op.81 Ginastera-Piano Sonata No.1 Op.22 Mignone -Lenda Sertaneja No.2 -A Morte de Anhanguera e A menina dos cabelos cor…

Discography

Have a look at Clélia’s complete discography with recorded music from composers from Europe and the Americas

reviews

Reviews from Clélia’s concerts

“Clélia Iruzun is a great ambassador for Brazil, which was no better demonstrated than in her opening piece. Villa Lobos Fourth Bachianas Brasileiras. The Prelude was finely executed, it’s varied shades considered and aptly defined. The First Ballade by Chopin was a stylistic delight. Iruzun’s mellifluous technique melding notions into a dreamily clad whole.”
Musical Opinion, UK

“This was, simply, one of the best piano recitals I’ve heard in many a long year. She has an easy manner and good rapport with her audience, and we all enjoyed this programme of mainly South American music, plus magical, unforgettable Chopin.”
Musical Pointers, UK

“Last night the pianist Clélia Iruzun played a wonderful concert. The variety of repertoire with the classics and Brazilian works were a new experience for the people of Shanghai.”
Xinming Evening News, Shanghai, China

“The Mephisto Waltz sounded as if the composer himself was playing it… The Mozart Variations on a Theme by Duport were impeccable”
O GLOBO, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

“In the Allegro maestoso (Chopin Concerto No.1) her phrasing was exquisite, with refined touches of pedal, ending with a brilliant Coda; Clélia played the Larghetto with great variety of colour and in the Rondo Vivace she was exquisite again playing with great virtuosity… Her Concerto was serious, without unnecessary affectation and rigidity; she seems to caress the notes and everything in her playing is spontaneous and natural”
EL DIA, Zaragoza, Spain

“The lyricism pours out with the clarity of crystal; the piano masterly touched… Magnificent the Prelude and Aria from the Bachianas Brasileiras”
Semaines Musicales, Quimper, France

“A concert of great success last night at the Teatro Sociale in Fasano … Protagonist Brazilian Clelia Iruzun, a very talented pianist who paid tribute to the audience with a program of Latin American and Spanish pieces,  Iruzun offered music by Villa-Lobos, Nazareth, Mignone and Lecuona demonstratingan an exuberant pianistic texture. ”
OsservatOriO oggi.it, Italy

“As a tribute to her adopted land Clélia Iruzun performed some English composers in her latest recital in Rio de Janeiro. Two of them were entirely unknown to the Brazilian audiences. Arnold Bax, impressionist, wrote with extreme good taste his Nereid and York Bowen, considered the Rachmaninoff of this island, showed us in four Preludes a romantic and flamboyant language, in a way influenced by the Russian master.
Tribuna da Imprensa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Twitter

"ANTHONY FLINT violin CLÉLIA IRUZUN piano - Romantic Brazilian Sonatas", 1901 Arts Club, London on Thu 13 Jun 2019 7.30PM, #classical tickets:https://t.co/5tJRJ3ok3a @1901artsclub

New recording coming up! Piano quintets by Amy Beach and Henrique Oswald! #ClassicalMusic #piano #quintet @SOMMRecordings @coullquartet

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