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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.

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A Journey through Language & Style

24th September 2020 | 7:30pm | Live Streamed Concert Gabriella Di Laccio soprano Lucas Jordan flute Clélia Iruzun piano An exploration of music from several countries from the Americas with soprano Gabriella Di Laccio, flutist Lucas Jordan and pianist Clélia Iruzun performing songs in many languages including some Indigenous dialects from different periods and countries. Presented by Poliphonia,…

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Nazareth among Friends by Poliphonia

Premiere of Documentary to be released on the 30th September at 7:30pm Clélia Iruzun piano Luiz Antonio de Almeida researcher and scholar A lecture by distinguished scholar Luis Antônio de Almeida with illustrations at the piano with Clélia Iruzun. A musical journey exploring the influence the Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth had in the next generations of composers…

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Recital in New York

7 March 2020 | 8:00pm | Opera Center America, 330 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor, New York Clélia Iruzun, solo piano A Tribute to Alberto Nepomuceno with a pinch of Beethoven Works by Nepomuceno, Francisco Mignone, Gottschalk, Beethoven’s Appasionata and the American première of The Dream and Water Droplets in Venice by Nimrod Borentein. Ticket sales…

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

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.@GramophoneMag praises @CleliaIruzun, Jac van Steen, and the @rpoonline's latest SOMM release as “another rewarding disc from this team and this label.” https://somm-recordings.com/?p=13044

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