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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