On the piano, as soloist, was the extraordinary virtuosity of Vasco Dantas, a portuguese with just 23 years old, who started playing the piano at the age of 4 and had his first public concert at the age of 6!... In fact, if the exquisite performance of the "Orquestra Sinfónica de Cascais" had enchanted us, Vasco Dantas snatched loud applause, having toasted us and the orchestra, just before the interval, with his own arrangement of the famous theme "Happy Birthday To You", commemorating the first anniversary of this Simphony Orchestra.
Vasco Dantas: a name to remember! One huge talent to support!
"Top Performance And A Star On The Piano"
Collegium Musicum Jülich presented an additional Winter Concert for its 75th anniversary with the best entertainment. Piano virtuoso Vasco Dantas.
Photo caption: The star of the Winter Concert: The audience of this sold-out event was impressed by the portuguese piano virtuoso Vasco Dantas.
(...) to try out the new sound of the new refurbished Bechstein Piano they brought the star of the evening, the portuguese pianista Vasco Dantas.
He masterfully performed in a symphonic unity with the “Collegium Musicum” the romantic Piano Concerto no.2 C-minor, op.18 by Sergei Rachmaninoff with a constantly increasing emotional passages and virtuose chords sequences – especially in the 2nd movement. Then he was enthusiastically greeted, with endless applauses.
The star pianist, who is studying at Münster Musikhochschule, announced in German language his cheerful encore. It was a self-composed birthday song, where the loved and famous song melody of “Happy Birthday to you” was continuously coming out in a very sophisticated way and being improvised on. The chairman of the Collegium Musicum Professor Dr. Achenbach said with a wink: “this encore has been quite lively for someone who turns 75”.
The audience broke again into rapturous applause to Vasco Dantas and at the end he got a wonderful bouquet of flowers. (...)
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"Pianist-wonder Dantas performs in the Zitadelle Jülich.
A young pianist-prodigy from Portugal will present himself at the Zitadelle Jülich on Saturday 13th February at 20h. The exceptional pianist performs solo with the Sinfonieorchester Jülich conducted by Peter Sauerwein.
The programme includes works from Tchaikovskyand Sergei Rachmaninoff.
In 2014, Vasco Dantas graduated with the "Bachelor in Music with honors" in the class of Dmitri Alexeev and Niel Immelman at Londres Royal College of Music. He has also been studying since the end of 2013 with Heribert Koch, Pianist. Heribert Koch trains very talented pianists from all over the world. He teaches at Musikhochschule Münster, university where Vasco Dantas will graduate with a Master degree this year. Since he has been studying in Münster, Vasco Dantas was awarded the 1st Prize at the 17. International Music Competition "Concurso de Interpretação do Estoril", in Lisboa.
He received great acclaim at his China-debut with the Hong Kong Symphonia, in November 2015.
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