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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Clélia Iruzun with Cellist Oleg Kogan

26 November 2019 | 19:00 | Razumovsky Academy, 56 College Road, London NW10 5ET Clélia Iruzun, piano Oleg Kogan, cello Beethoven  Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor op.57, Appassionata Nimrod Borenstein  Water Droplets in Venice (world premiere) Chopin   Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op.65 Fundraising event for Poliphonia Young Talents Series. Tickets and donations start at £30…

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Concert with violinist Anthony Flint at Blackheath Halls

21 October 2019 | 13:10 | Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, London SE3 9RQ Clélia Iruzun, piano Anthony Flint, violin Schubert Sonatina in D Major D.384 Ginastera Milonga; Danza de la Moza Donosa Leopoldo Miquez Violin Sonata in A Major, Op.14 Free event, more information: Blackheath Halls

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Review at Musical Opinion Magazine

Review from my recital at the Brazilian Embassy in London

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

Looking forward to playing #Beethoven Appassionata, #Chopin cello sonata with Oleg Kogan and a world premiere of @BorensteinN

The next event coming up on the 10th October will celebrate the centenary of the Brazilian composer Claudio Santoro with a lecture recital given by his son Alessandro Santoro at Chancellors Hall, Senate House. Tickets: https://www.echoesfestival.co.uk/10oct19 #ClassicalMusic #Brazilianmusic

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