Sat 30 September – EOCC Concert with a flavour of Brazil

My local choir, East Oxford Community Choir, is giving their second Concert with a flavour of my loved home country Brazil, now at my doorstep in Oxford, in Headington neighbourhood!

East Oxford Community Choir will be singing pieces by Brazilian composers Villa-Lobos, Ernani Aguiar and Ronaldo Miranda, also a piece by Oxford-based composer Marguerite Wallis.

I will be playing solo piano pieces by contemporary women Brazilian composers Marisa Rezende, Tatiana Catanzaro and Silvia Berg. 

Also, we will have special guests Julia Hollander and Peter McMullin.

Come to enjoy this Brazilian flavoured Autumn evening with us!

Entry is free, with donations for Gerontius Amenity Funds, which provides health care for poor old people in Sierra Leone.

Saturday 30 September 2017, 7:30pm

St Andrews Church

Old Headington



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Sat 15 July – EOCC Summer Concert with a flavour of Brazil

What a joy for me that my local choir, East Oxford Community Choir, is giving their Summer Concert 2017 a flavour of my loved home country Brazil!

East Oxford Community Choir will be singing pieces by Brazilian composers Villa-Lobos, Ernani Aguiar and Ronaldo Miranda, also a piece by Oxford-based composer Marguerite Wallis.

I will be playing solo piano pieces by Brazilian composers Marisa Rezende and Silvia Berg, and a piece by Portuguese composer Sara Carvalho for prepared piano and toy piano.

Also mezzo-soprano Julia Hollander will be singing pieces by Villa-Lobos.

Come to enjoy this Brazilian flavoured Summer evening with us!

Saturday 15 July 2017, 7:30pm

St Michael at the North Gate

Cornmarket Street

Oxford City Centre

Free, with retiring collection for Sanctuary Hosting

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Weds 08 March – ‘HYPNAGOGIA’


Festival Audiograft 2017  – Oxford’s Annual Festival of Experimental Music and Sonic Art


Headington Hill Hall

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A late evening performance by Késia Decoté (piano) & Bruno Guastalla (cello + bandoneon)

Hypnagogia is the experience of the transitional state between wakefulness and sleep.

Listening, falling asleep, reading a book, dreaming, being at a concert.

We encourage audience members to come and go as they please during the performance, sit, lie down or stand, according to their whims, bring cushions, blankets.

The programme includes works by Valéria Bonafé, Morton Feldman, Linda Catlin-Smith, Laurence Crane and others, and the UK premiere of ‘Byland’ by Nick Storring.


Késia Decoté is a Brazilian pianist with a rich and diverse career, as a piano soloist, chamber music instrumentalist, musician in theatre productions, and as a member of Oxford Improvisers. Késia has performed concerts to great acclaim in cities including Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Vitória and São Paulo (Brazil), Aveiro (Portugal), Oxford and London (UK). Having a special affinity for contemporary music, she has premiered works by contemporary Brazilian and British composers. Késia is interested in exploring alternative ways to shape her piano recitals, incorporating concepts from theatre and visual arts.

Bruno Guastalla‘s working life for many years has been as a maker and restorer of violins and cellos. He plays cello and bandoneon and writes music. Bruno tends to gravitate towards an ‘in-between’ improvisation, score, and experimentation. Recent projects: performance with Ryoko Akama, Jurg Frei, Manfred Werder (HCMF 2015); performances of new works by Lawrence Dunn in Cheltenham as part of Set Ensemble, and a piece by Joseph Currie with the Eyot Trio; collaboration with dancer Macarena Ortuzar (Iklectik Gallery London); and ongoing collaborations with Oxford Improvisers.
Késia’s photo credit: Stu Allsopp

Fri 17 Feb – Un Chien Andalou

This Friday I will be improvising on piano & objects for the screening of ‘Un Chien Andalou‘, a silent movie by Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel, at The Albion Beatnik Bookshop.

An event promoted by The Oxford Silent Film Society, that’s how they describe the evening:

‘Prepare yourself for a journey into the wild and weird world of surrealist cinema with a double screening of two of the classics of early Experimental Film.
Written by Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel, Un Chien Andalou remains one of the oddest movie experiences available, with dreamscape imagery and non-sequiturs galore.
Man with a Movie Camera, directed by Dziga Vertov – the first film without a plot, characters, or anything really representing a narrative – is a masterpiece of city documentary, depicting an obscure and distorted view of Moscow from the height of Soviet abstract art.
Both films will be prefixed by brief introductions and a news reel from 1929 will also be screened. Wine and popcorn will be available. £3 entry.’

That will be a totally new experience for me – to do a live soundtrack for a silent movie – and I am looking forward very much to it!

Facebook page of the event here.


The Albion Beatnik Bookshop

34 Walton Street

Oxford, OX2 6AA



Weds 11 January – Nonclassical Battle of the Bands


I am thrilled to play in Nonclassical The Battle of the Bands 2017, a showcase of the most original voices on the contemporary classical scene, from avant-garde classics to electronics and improvisation.

The line-up:
La Tache Ensemble // Késia Decoté // OUREYES Collective // Echoshed // AJAR Ensemble // Heidi Heidelberg // What Guitar Trio

Plus Nonclassical DJs, tasty craft beer and delicious burgers.

Tickets £5 (students – on the door) / £8 (advance) / £10 (on the door)

BOOK NOW // Facebook event

ps: I will be playing works by Yfat Soul Zisso and Marisa Rezende, for toy piano and for piano.

Thurs 1 December – Oxford Brookes Christmas Carol Service


It became a tradition! With much joy, once again I will be playing at  Oxford Brookes Christmas Carol Service on Thursday 1st December 2016.

I will be playing a solo piano arrangement of a traditional Christmas Carol, also will be accompanying the Oxford Brookes Nursing Choir.

6 pm

The Westminster Chapel

Harcourt Hill Campus



Free admission


Sun 24 April – Les Jours (one-to-one piano performances)

This Sunday 24 April I will be playing one-to-one piano performances at Oxford Brookes.
“Le Jours” (by Michael Pisaro), is a piece comprised of 24 sections, which can be played in any order. You will have the opportunity to choose the in which order I should play them, exclusively for you, during up to 20 minutes.
Drop me an email to book your individual slot, or just turn up there at beautiful Headington Hill Hall, anytime between 9:30 – 11am, or 3 – 9pm.

Hope seeing you there!

Ps: This is part of my PhD research: “For a ‘Dramaturgy of the Piano Recital’ – an investigation of interdisciplinary strategies for live classical piano performances”. I would love to hear your comments after the performance, but this is totally optional. Thank you!

9:30 – 11am, or 3 – 9pm

Headington Hill Hall

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Headington Hill, Oxford OX3 0BT



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