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YEAR 2017:

DECEMBER:

29th December 2017 - Piano Concert with Radio Symphony Orchestra
 
Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, Zagreb - CROATIA
Programme: 
Rapsódia Portuguesa, Ernesto Halftter

20th December 2017 - "3 Countries, 3 Rhapsodies"
 Münster, GERMANY

Collaboration with the pianist Armen-Levon Manaseryan !
Programme:
Portuguese Rhapsody, Ernesto Halftter

Rhapsody in Blue, G. Gershwin
Armenian Rhapsody, A. Harutyunyan
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9th December 2017 - Piano Recital at Tsarytsino Palace
 
Tsarytsino Palace - Moscow, RUSSIA
Programme: 
Mussorgksy, Balakirev, Stravinsky.

NOVEMBER:


29th November 2017 - Piano concert with "Russian String Orchestra" (Chamber Orchestra Kremlin)
 
Tchaikovsky Great Hall - Moscow, RUSSIA
Programme: 
Beethoven Piano Concerto no.4

25th November 2017 - Piano Recital
 
St Ann's Church - Manchester, ENGLAND

Programme: Ravel, Gershwin, Fados and more portuguese traditional music.

21st November 2017 - Collaboration with Sonor Ensemble
 20:00, Teatro Principal, Zamora - SPAIN
Programme: 
Isaac Albéniz, Román Alís, André Jolivet, Dmitri Shostakovich and Ástor Piazzolla.

OCTOBER:

18th October 2017 - Piano Recital
 
Auditório Manuel de Falla of Real Conservatório de Madrid, Madrid - SPAIN

Programme: Schumann, Stravinsky, Mussorgsky, Gerswhin

10th October 2017 - Piano Recital at "Museum Für Lackkunst"
 Münster, GERMANY
Programme: M. Mussorgsky - Pictures At An Exhibition

8th October 2017 - Piano Recital at "Zitadelle Jülich"

 18:00, Jülich, GERMANY
Programme: Stravinsky/Agosti - Firebird; Ginastera - Sonata no.1, M. Mussorgsky - Pictures At An Exhibition
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SEPTEMBER:

26th Septembre 2017 - Beethoven trio at "Museum Für Lackkunst"
 
Münster, GERMANY
Programme:
 Beethoven - "Ghost" Trio op.70 nº1
Violin: Valentina A. Lee
Cello: Anna Schemuth
Piano: Vasco Dantas

22nd September 2017 - Piano Recital @ "Teatro Constantino Nery"
 21:30, Teatro Constantino Nery - Matosinhos, PORTUGAL

Programme: "Music Poetry and Fantastic Stories" including Schumman, Wagner, Liszt, Ravel and Stravinsky.

16th September 2017 - Piano Recital @ Festival de Piano Amarante
 21:30 Câmara Municipal de Amarante - Amarante, PORTUGAL
Programme: Schumann, Ravel, Gerswhin & Burnay

10th September 2017 - Piano Recital at La Chapelle Saint Laurent (Historic Monument)
 
15:30 La Chapelle Saint Laurent, Tours - FRANCE

Programme: Wagner-Liszt, Burnay, Bach, Schumman, Ravel, Stravinsky.
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AUGUST:

Come on, I need holidays too!

JULY:

30th July 2017 - Festival Música Júnior 2017
 
Europarque, Stª Maria da Feira, PORTUGAL
Programme: 
Gerswhin - Rhapsody in Blue

Conductor: Joshua dos Santos
Presenter: Gabriela Canavilhas 

28th July 2017 - Festival Música Júnior 2017
 
Montalegre, PORTUGAL
Programme: 
Gerswhin - Rhapsody in Blue
Conductor: Joshua dos Santos
Presenter: Gabriela Canavilhas 

22nd July 2017 - "in | Two", concert in duo
 Tegernsee, Bayern - GERMANY

Programme: Includes arrangements of traditional German Bayern songs, portuguese Fados and south american Tangos.
Violin: Álvaro Pereira

Piano: Vasco Dantas

20th July 2017 - Piano Recital at Münster University
 19:00, Münster Musikhochschule, GERMANY

Programme: Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
1st Piano: Vasco Dantas
2nd Piano: Armen-Levon Manaseryan

9th July 2017 - Violin concert for the 20th anniversary celebration of "Academia de Música A Pauta"
 18:00, Casa da Música (Sala Suggia), Porto - PORTUGAL

Note: Returning back to perform violin at the Annual Concert of my previous violin school "A Pauta", after invitation for this "nostalgic concert" wehre the old students will go up on stage to perform with their fellow younger students.

JUNE:

22nd June 2017 - Concert at the cycle "Quintas às Sete" live for the Portuguese National Radio "Antena 2" 

 Sala Luís Freitas Branco, CCB - Lisbon, PORTUGAL

Programme: Schumann "Kinderszenen", Agosti/Stravinsky "Firebird", Ravel "Gaspard de la Nuit" and Gershwin "Three Preludes".

9th June 2017 - Piano Recital at Münster University
 19:00, Münster Musikhochschule, GERMANY

Programme: Schumann "Kinderszenen" and Agosti/Stravinsky "Firebird" suite.

MAY:

26th and 28th May 2017 - "in | Two" , concerts in duo
 Tegernsee, Baviera - GERMANY

Programme: Kreisler, Beethoven, Mozart, Piazolla and A. Victorino D'Almeida.
Violin: Álvaro Pereira
Piano: Vasco Dantas

7th May 2017 - Piano Recital at "Les amis du Mesnil Sant Martin"
 
Montaut, FRANCE

Programme: Wagner-Liszt, Burnay, Bach, Schumann, Ravel, Stravinsky.

APRIL:

29th April 2017 - Piano Recital at "Dias da Música 2017"
 Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

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4th April 2017 - Celebration Concert of  the 100th anniversary of the Porto Music Conservatory
 Conservatório de Música do Porto, Porto, PORTUGAL
Programme: Scarbo from Gaspard de la Nuit, Ravel


MARCH:

18th March 2017 - Piano Recital
 Saint Anthony of the Portuguese Church, Rome, ITALY

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Programme: Scarlatti, Beethoven and Liszt

4th March 2017 - Piano recital at "Ciclo de Concertos do Palácio da Pena"
 Palácio da Pena, Sintra, PORTUGAL

Programme: "Franz Liszt returns to Sintra"
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FEBRUARY:

16th February 2017 - "Dantas & Depois Duo" on live recital for "Antena 2" radio 
 19:00, Sala Luís Freitas Branco - CCB, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

7th-13th February 2017 - 6th Valletta International Piano Festival & Piano Competition 2017
 La Valletta, MALTA
Note: Awarded the Valleta International Piano Competition "Grand Prix"
 
JANUARY:

7th January 2017 - "in | Two" duo concert at Stielerhaus Tegernsee
 
19:00, Tegernsee, Bayern - GERMANY

Violin: Álvaro Pereira
Piano: Vasco Dantas
Programme: 
"Fados & Tangos from Iberia and South America" with works by Piazzolla, Burnay, D'Almeida, among others.

6th January 2017 - "in | Two" duo concert at Stielerhaus Tegernsee
 

 19:00, Tegernsee, Bayern - GERMANY
Violin: Álvaro Pereira
Piano: Vasco Dantas
Programme: "Viennese Classical" with works by Mozart, Kreisler, Strauss and Brahms.
YEAR 2016:

NOVEMBER:

18th-24th November 2016 - 12th International Piano Competition Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Meryem 

 Rabat, MOROCCO 
Note: Awarded the "Prix Spécial" at the 12th International Piano Competition Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Meryem

13th November 2016 - Concert with Junges Sinfonieorchester Aachen
 18:00, Eurogress Aachen, GERMANY
Programme: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no.2
Conductor: Peter Sauerwein
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7th November 2016 - Piano Recital at Münster University
 18:00, Münster Musikhochschule, GERMANY
Programme: Scriabin, Rachmaninoff and Balakirev

OCTOBER:

19th October 2016 - Live Concert for Portuguese National Radio "Antena 2"
 Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão (ISEG) Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Programme: Beethoven, Liszt and Ravel

17th October 2016 - Interview about the last CD "Golden Liszt", on "Antena 2" radio.
 RTP, Porto, PORTUGAL
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6th October 2016 - Universidade de Aveiro academic year Opening Concert 
 21h30, Reitoria da Universidade de Aveiro - Aveiro, PORTUGAL
Programme: Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.4

AUGUST:
 

22nd August 2016 - Concert at Schumannhaus Bonn
 18h00, Bonn, GERMANY

21st August 2016 - Concert at Haus der Evangelischen Gemeinde Düren, Konzertsaal
 18h00, Düren, GERMANY

18th August 2016 - Concert at Citykirche St. Nikolaus 
 19h00, Aachen, GERMANY

14th-22nd August 2016 - Heribert Koch International Piano Masterclass
 Cologne, GERMANY

13th-18th August 2016 - Participation in the Bayreuth Festspiel 2016
Scholarship Programme by Richard-Wagner Foundation - "Stipendienstiftung"
 Bayreuth, GERMANY

JULY:


22nd July 2016 - Master Abschlussprüfung (Master final exam)
 19:30, Münster Musikhochschule, GERMANY
Programme: 
Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit, Beethoven op.109 Sonata, Liszt-Paganini Etudes, Rachmaninoff Études.

Note: Awarded the highest mark "1.0"

20th July 2016 - Two pianos concert
 19:30, Münster Musikhochschule, GERMANY

Programme: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no.2
1st Piano: Vasco Dantas
2nd Piano: Riccardo Bozzolo

14th July 2016 - Piano recital at "Festival Cistermúsica 2016"

 21h30, Igreja Matriz de Pataias (Alcobaça), Leiria - PORTUGAL
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10 de Julho 2016 - Recital de Piano no "Festival Cistermúsica 2016"

 19h00, Mosteiro de Lafões, São Pedro do Sul - PORTUGAL
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9th July 2016 - Piano recital at "Festival Cistermúsica 2016"
 21h30, Claustro do Silência do Mosterio de Alcobaça, Leiria - PORTUGAL
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7th July 2016 - Piano recital at "Festival Cistermúsica 2016"
 21h30, Biblioteca Municipal da Nazaré, Leiria - PORTUGAL

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JUNE:

24th June 2016 - Private House Concert
 
Aachen, GERMANY

12th June 2016 - Private House Concert
 Münster, GERMANY 

4th June 2016 - Presentation of "Golden Liszt" CD as a guest of "Da Capo, Revista Musical Portuguesa"
 10:30, Conservatório de Música do Porto, Porto - PORTUGAL

1st June 2016 - TV interview at Porto Canal

 Senhora da Hora, Matosinhos, PORTUGAL 


MAY:

27th May 2016 - Piano Recital in "Festival de Música de Sintra"

 21:30, Palácio Nacional de Queluz, Sintra - PORTUGAL

Poster of the Event
Programme: "
Golden Liszt": Bach /Liszt - Prelude and Fugue in A minor, Paganini/Liszt - 6 Études, Liszt - Sonata in B minor

26th May 2016 - Interview for Antena 2 (Portuguese National Classical Radio)
 Lisbon, PORTUGAL


24th May 2016 - Piano Recital for "Círculo Richard Wagner Portugal"
 21:00, Grémio Literário de Lisboa, PORTUGAL

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13th May 2016 - Concert
 
19:30, Münster Musikhochschule, GERMANY

APRIL:

30th April 2016 - Presentation of "Promenade" CD as a guest of "Da Capo, Revista Musical Portuguesa"
 Hotel da Música, Porto - PORTUGAL

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26th April 2016 - Interview for Antena 1 (Portuguese National Radio)
 Porto, PORTUGAL


MARCH:

5th March 2016 - Concert with Cascais Symphony Orchestra
 21:00, Auditório Senhora da Boa Nova, Lisbon - PORTUGAL

Program: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no.2
Conductor: Nikolay Lalov
Pianist: Vasco Dantas

FEBRUARY:
23rd February 2016 - Concert with two Pianos
 
Münster Musikhochschule, GERMANY

Programme: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no.2
1st Piano: Vasco Dantas
2nd Piano: Riccardo Bozzolo

16th February 2016 - Shared Concert of Prof. Heribert Koch's Piano Class
 16:00, Münster Musikhochschule, GERMANY
Programme: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no.2 

YEAR 2015:

DECEMBER:

4th December 2015 - Concerto with Orquestra Clássica do Sul
 
21:00, Teatro Louletano, Loulé Algarve (PORTUGAL)
Programme: Beethoven - Piano Concerto no.4
Conductor: Rui Pinheiro

NOVEMBER:

27th November 2015 - Piano Recital
 20:00, Teatro Constantino Nery, Matosinhos (PORTUGAL)


4th November 2015 - Concerto with Hong Kong Symphonia Orchestra
 
20:00, Hong Kong Concert Hall (CHINA)
Programme: Liszt - Piano Concerto no.1 
Conductor: Choi Sown Le

OCTOBER:

14th October 2015 - Live Concert on Portuguese National Radio "Antena 2"



SEPTEMBER:

11th September 2015 - Interview on the programme "Boulevard" at Antena 2 Radio

 RTP Studios - Vila Nova de Gaia, PORTUGAL


AUGUST:

19th August 2015 - Concert at 15th Festival de Música Sant Pere de Rodes
 20h00, Church of the Mostery - Sant Pere de Rodes, Catalunya, SPAIN

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10th August 2015 - Concert at Schumannhaus Bonn
 18h00, Bonn, GERMANY

9th August 2015 - Concert at Haus der Evangelischen Gemeinde Düren, Konzertsaal
 18h00, Düren, GERMANY

6th August 2015 - Concert at Citykirche St. Nikolaus
 18h00, Aachen, GERMANY


2nd August 2015 - Solo Piano Opening Recital of Heribert Koch's International Masterclass at Schloss Burgau

 18h00, Schloss Burgau, Düren-Niederau - Düren, GERMANY
Program:
Beethoven: Sonate E-Dur op. 109,
Liszt: Sonate h-Moll
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JULY:

27th July 2015, 9.30pm - Solo Piano Opening Recital of Amarante Music Festival
 Centro Cultural de Amarante - Amarante, PORTUGAL
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JUNE:

30 June 2015 - Piano Recital
 19h30, Münster, GERMANY



MAY:

23rd May 2015 - Piano Recital

 Portuense Club - Porto, PORTUGAL

20th May 2015 - Concert and Presentation of Vasco's new CD "Promenade"
 18h00, Jorquera Pianos, Steinway & Sons space - Barcelona, SPAIN
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13 May 2015 - Shared Concert
 19h30, Münster, GERMANY
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7 May 2015 - Private Concert for "Deutsch Bank"
 19h00, Casa da Música - Porto, PORTUGAL
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5 May 2015 - Pedagogic Concert
 City Hall - Matosinhos, PORTUGAL
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1 May 2015 - CD "Promenade" Presentation and Opening Concert of Concurso de Piano da Póvoa de Varzim (CPPV)
 19h00, Póvoa de Varzim, PORTUGAL
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APRIL:


25 April 015 - Prize Cerimony of "Best Portuguese Prize"
 21h30, Teatro Viriato - Viseu, PORTUGAL

1st edition of Viseu Piano International Competition

25 de Abril 2015 - Homage
 11h00, City Hall - Matosinhos, PORTUGAL

Homage to distinguished personalities from Matosinhos, in several areas;
 

MARCH:

28 March 2015 - Piano Recital

 
18h00, Porto Rivoli Theatre, PORTUGAL
Programme: “The different faces of Franz Liszt”
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20-22 March 2015 - Masterclass and Concert
 
Sernancelhe, PORTUGAL
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14-18 March 2015 - Masterclass and Concert

 
Ponta Delgada, Azores, PORTUGAL
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8th March 2015 - Liszt Recital – Liszt Klavierabend
 18h00, Jülich, GERMANY
Programme:
Bach/Liszt: Prelude und Fugue in A minor
Liszt: Sonata in B minor
Paganini/Liszt: Complete 6 Études
Memory Photo of the event
 

FEBRUARY:

18th February 2015 - Piano Recital

 19h30, Münster Musikhochschule Konzertsaal, GERMANY
Programme:
Bach/Liszt: Prelude und Fugue in A minor
Liszt: Sonata in B minor
Paganini/Liszt: Complete 6 Études
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6th February 2015 - Münster Steinway & Sons Competition
 19h30, Münster Steinway Gallery, GERMANY


2014:

OCTOBER:

24th October 2014 - Concerto “Liszt-Paganini” - Steingraeber & Söhne Piano Manufaktur
Bayreuth, Germany
Programme:
Paganini – Caprices for Violin Solo
Liszt – 6 Paganini-Études for Piano

22nd October 2014 - Concert “Liszt-Paganini
Schloss Burgau Düren, Germany
Programme:
Paganini – Caprices for Violin Solo
Liszt – 6 Paganini-Études for Piano

15th October 2014 - Solo Concert with Orquestra do Norte
Porto Music Conservatory, Portugal
Programme: Beethoven Concerto no.3 for Piano and Orchestra


AUGUST:

26th August 2014 - Final round of the Competition
“Prémio Jovens Músicos RDP-Antena 2”
ESML, Lisbon, Portugal
Programme: Beethoven Concerto no.3 for Piano and Orchestra

23 de Agosto 2014 - Solo concert, at Prof. Heribert Koch international Masterclass
Düren, Germany
Beethoven Piano Concerto no.3

18th August 2014 - Recital in Teatro Municipal de Barueri
 São Paulo, Brazil
Programme: W. A. Mozart, F. Liszt , M. Mussorgsky

13th and 14th August 2014 - Solo Concert with Orquestra Filarmónica do Espírito Santo
Vitória, Brazil
Programme: D. Shostakovich Piano Concerto no. 2


JULY:

30th July 2014 - Recording Concert and Live transmition in Radio Antena 2 – RDP
Óbidos, Portugal
Programme: M. Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition

13th July 2014 - Eliminatory Round of the Competition “Prémio Jovens Músicos RDP-Antena 2”
Porto Casa da Música, Portugal


APRIL:

29th April 2014 - Appelbe Piano Prize 2014
North London Festival, ENGLAND

2nd April 2014 - Graduation Bachelor Exam
Royal College of Music, LONDON - ENGLAND
Programme: M. Mussorgsky & F. Liszt


MARCH:

21st March 2014 - Piano Recital
St. Mary Abbots, Kensignton London, ENGLAND
Programme: F. Liszt

17 March 2014 - Solo Recital – Klavierabend
19h30, Aula des Burgau-Gymnasiums Düren, GERMANY
Programme: W. A. Mozart, F. Liszt, M. Mussorgsky

12th March2014 - Piano Recital
 Steinway Hall, London - ENGLAND
Programme: M. Mussorgsky

2nd March 2014 - Keyboard Royal College of Music Festival
 Royal College of Music
Programme: F. Liszt & F. Chopin

1st March 2014 - Piano Recital
 Waltham abbey, Essex (UK)
Programme: F. Liszt


FEBRUARY:

22nd February 2014 - Piano Recital
Pallant House Gallery, in Chichester (UK)
Programme: F. Liszt & Beethoven