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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. Clélia has performed over 30 concertos for piano and orchestra, including the great classical and romantic works and also by important Spanish and Latin American composers.

News & Events

Catch Up with the latest events and news

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CD Nimrod Borentein released

The CD with music by composer Nimrod Borentein has been released on the SOMM label. All the works are premières! The CD includes the Piano Concerto, dedicated to Clelia,  performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the composer conducting. It also contains the quintet Light and Darkness with the I Musicanti and Shirim which is…

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Lecture Recital “The Rise of Modernism in Brazil” at the Brazilian Embassy

Lecture-Recital on the 12th December at 6:30 pm at the Brazilian Embassy in London The lecturer Heloísa Feichas will talk about the Modern Art Week of 1922 and  Clélia Iruzun will ilustrate at the pianos with works by several composers including Nazareth, Levy, Villa-Lobos, Mignone, Guarnieri, Frutuoso Vianna and others. Free entrance upon registration at…

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Lecture-Recital in Paris “The Rise of Modernism in Brazilian Music”

Lecture-Recital in Paris on the 6th December at 7pm at Maison du Portugal Boulevard Jourdan, Cité Universitaire, 14ème The lecturer Heloísa Feichas will talk about the Modern Art Week of 1922 and  Clélia Iruzun will ilustrate at the pianos with works by several composers including Nazareth, Levy, Villa-Lobos, Mignone, Guarnieri, Frutuoso Vianna and others. Free…

Photos

A few photos of Clélia in concert with orchestra, chamber music and solo

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

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for @BorensteinN - composer, Clelia Iruzun, I Musicanti, and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from @PizzicatoMag! http://somm-recordings.com/?p=15158#reviews

“thrillingly performed by @CleliaIruzun and the @rpoonline playing under the composer’s baton.” —Remy Franck

Thank you @ClassicFM for posting the video with the beautiful piece by @BorensteinN! New CD out tomorrow @SOMMRecordings https://listn.fm/borensteinpiano/ #piano #pianist #ClassicalMusic

Delighted that Gramophone posted my video playing Borenstein’s piece from the new CD!! @SOMMRecordings @BorensteinN #piano @GramophoneMag

New CD coming up! Listen to an extract from ⁦@BorensteinN⁩ quintet with ⁦@IMusicantiEns⁩ ⁦@leonbosch⁩ ⁦@SOMMRecordings⁩ https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cned1i0qj40/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=

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