Spanish Pianist Neus Peris to Perform at Acton Hill Church

The December concert in the Iris Axon Series

Neus Pires
Picture: Neus Pires


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November 21, 2023

The next event in the Iris Axon Concert Series will be a performance by Spanish pianist Neus Pires.

She will be performing at Acton Hill Church on Sunday 3 December at 4pm.

London based Neus Peris takes interest in a wide range of composers, her versatile repertoire include works by Bach, Brahms, Mompou, Messiaen and Mussorgsky among others, as well as contemporary music.

She has performed both solo and chamber music in venues and festivals in the UK, Denmark, Norway, Spain, France, Portugal and the US.

Originally from Barcelona, Neus has been living in London since 2015, where she completed a master’s degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Jane Schopf, Founder and Organiser Iris Axon Concert Series said, “Neus is noted for her sensitivity and expression in performance which will be amply demonstrated in her programme which is inspired by gorgeous landscapes and joyous scenes from Joan Massia's The black Gorge and Janacek's In the mists through to Debussy's L'isle Joyeuse.”


Joan Massia El Gorg Negre (The Black Gorge)
Leoš Janaček In the mists
Isaac Albeniz El Puerto Cadiz (Cadiz Harbour) From Suite Iberia, Book I, no. 2.
W. A. Mozart Piano Sonata in F Major, KV 332
Claude Debussy L’isle Joyeuse, L.109

Iris Axon Concert Series Schedule 2024


January 7th Amber Emson – violin
February 4th Evgeny Soifertis - piano
March 3rd Alice Jones (cello),Tara Clifford (piano)
April 7th Joanna Kacperek –piano
May 5th Stavroula Thoma – piano
June 2nd Lance Mok – piano
July 7th Susie Gibbons – soprano

Now in its seventeenth year, the Iris Axon Concert Series is an annual season of short (60-70 minute) monthly recitals on Sunday afternoons at the Acton Hill Church. The series was started by Music Director Jane Schopf in 2004 to provide a venue for young musicians starting on their professional careers, many of whom have subsequently enjoyed international success in competitions and on the concert platform. The series has continued to grow and now attracts established international artists as well.

Originally called the Acton Classical Music Concert Series, it was re-named in 2009 in memory of one of its most loyal supporters, Iris Axon, who made possible the purchase of a concert grand, handmade by Clive Pinkham.

The church is deemed ideal for concerts as it has the largest unsupported wooden barrel-vault ceiling in London which brings out the middle harmonics, creating a luxuriously warm sound.

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