Música: Viagem pela Ibéria e América

Música: Viagem pela Ibéria e América

Tomás Costa (Violino) e Vasco Dantas (Piano) deram um excelente concerto no Schloss Burgau.

Foram oferecidos sons ibero-americanos e o público pôde ouvi-los - baixinho, sussurrou e respirou, mas também com um som intenso.




"Music in the Nest of the Eagles" © Expresso

Marvão International Music Festival - Piano Recital on 07/27/2018 at the Church of Santiago, in Marvão (Portugal)

"... With a splendid performance, the young Portuguese pianist Vasco Dantas (Porto, 1992) performed in a recital filled with the "Preludes" by Debussy and Luís de Freitas Branco, the "Kinderszenen" by Schuman and "Cenas Portuguesas" by Vianna da Motta ... " © Ana Rocha, Jornal Expresso.



Interview to

Interview to "The Orange Letter"

Ana Rocha: Who is Vasco Dantas?  
Vasco Dantas:A simple Portuguese who has been walking around the world to give concerts and show the best Portugal and Portuguese music - in piano. I'm 25 years old, I'm from Porto and it all started when I was 4 years old, very randomly. I had to accompany my father - because he was very little - to some amateur choir rehearsals. He was there "to the dry", to listen to the rehearsals and, the teacher of this choir says, Prof. Jose Manuel Pinheiro, in the intervals, I would go to the piano - there was an electronic keyboard - and began to guess the sounds that they were doing. This maestro says that he did some quick tests, some jokes, and that I had talent and could have had absolute pitch. He advised my father to sign up for the song. From there I went to Valentim de Carvalho, in Porto, and it was where it all began.



Critic on

Critic on "Golden Liszt" CD by Murray Mclachlan

Golden Liszt from Vasco Dantas

Post Date: 31 May 2018 
Post Type: Piano Things 

Golden Liszt 
Vasco Dantas, Piano 
KNS Classical A/043

The young multi-prize winning Portuguese pianist Vasco Dantas studied in Porto with Rosgard Lingardsson before entering the classes of Dmitri Alexeev and Niel Immelman at the Royal College of Music in London. In recent years he has worked with Heribert Koch at Münster University. 




"Delicious sounds at new piano festival"

There could not have been a more varied programme than Thursday night's offering by young Portuguese pianist Vasco Dantas.

Opening with Schumann's Scenes Of Childhood and closing with Mussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition, this was a recital of contrasts - from arch simplicity to a vivid play of exotic and, sometimes, disturbing visions.

He possesses the technique and endurance to master the sprawl of these canvasses, and the imagination and palette to colour and characterise each of the 28 short pieces within.

In between, Liszt student Vianna da Motta's delightfully rustic Portuguese Scenes and the fearsome Guido Agosti transcription of three movements from Stravinsky's The Firebird provided further delicious piques for the ears.

A standing ovation from the audience was a just result. Tagged on like encores were Gershwin's Three Preludes, teasing with rhythm and blues, and Dantas' improvisation on the hit song, I Got Rhythm, with motifs from Jingle Bells cheekily inserted.

© The Straits Times, Singapore