Tonight, the Portuguese pianist Vasco Dantas will enrich the music program of the Ohrid Summer Festival with a concert he will hold at the St. Sophia Church at 9 p.m.
Born in Porto in 1992, Dantas graduated with honors from the Royal College of Music in London, where he studied piano with Dmitry Alexeyev and Neil Imelmann and conducted with Peter Tark and Natalia Luis Basa. He completed his postgraduate studies at the University of Munster, Germany in the class of Heribert Koch, where he also enrolled in doctoral studies.
He has won more than 50 awards and recognitions from competitions and foundations around the world in Rome, Malta, Morocco, Germany, Portugal and others. In 2019 he debuted at Carnegie Hall in New York, and in the years before that he performed as a soloist with the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra in the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, in Aachen with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Germany, in Asia with the Symphony Orchestra etc. He has performed extensively on the following concert stages in: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Kosovo, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, V. Britain and the United States.
In the field of pedagogy, Vasco Dantas holds a Master’s degree from Aveiro University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Pedagogy from London College of Music. It has a limited number of private students and holds master classes at numerous festivals. Vasco Dantas is the artistic director of the Algarve Chamber Music Festival in southern Portugal. His recordings have been moved to several record carriers “Promenade” (2015), “Golden Leaf” (2016), “Freitas Branko” (2020) and “Poetry Scenes” (2020).