WELCOME TO CLÉLIA IRUZUN "Clélia Iruzun's interpretation comes right from the heart. Her warm sound, refined and virtuoso is transmitted with great inner conviction. A pianist of individual and impressive artistic value. An artist at the height of her powers" Scroll Down

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.

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Recital at Cadogan Hall London

Recital at Cadogan Hall on the 17th May at 19:30   Mozart Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K.331 Schumann Carnaval Chopin Grande valse brillante in E flat major, Op. 18 Chopin Nocturne in F sharp major, Op. 15 No. 2 Chopin Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23 Schumann arr. Liszt Widmung Liszt Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S.514…

Clelia at Chapel Royal

Recital at Chapel Royal- Brighton

Recital at Chapel Royal on the 28th February at 1:10 pm   Chopin- Waltz Op.18 and Nocturne Op 15. No.2 Schumann- Carnaval Op.9  

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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…


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


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


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


My review of the @BorensteinN Piano Concerto with @CleliaIruzun and an exquisite piano quintet with @IMusicantiEns on @SOMMRecordings. A lyrical, accessible, "multi-tempo" concerto of dazzling virtuosity. https://thehigharts.com/review-nimrod-borenstein-piano-concerto/

Happy birthday Villa-Lobos! #villalobos #brazilianmusic #piano https://www.instagram.com/reel/CpaNPonIr9q/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=

Don't miss @CleliaIruzun, @rpoonline, and I Musicanti's recording of the music of @BorensteinN in the latest issue of @IP_mag! Praised as “a celebration of the piano”, listen today via http://listn.fm/borensteinpiano

Fantastic review & recommendation for @CleliaIruzun, @BorensteinN, I Musicanti, and the @rpoonline in the March issue of @GramophoneMag! https://www.gramophone.co.uk/reviews/review?slug=borenstein-piano-concerto-shirim-light-and-darkness

“this SOMM release can be warmly recommended to anyone interested in exploring Borenstein’s work.” —Christian Hoskins

Pianist @CleliaIruzun, on dazzling form, is the focus of this new disc from @SOMMRecordings of music by @BorensteinN featuring his Concerto written for her, with @rpoonline, I Musicanti. My record review:

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