Vasco Dantas, Portuguese pianist born in Porto in 1992, obtained his Bachelor in Music with ‘1st Class Distinction’ at the London Royal College of Music, studying piano with Dmitri Alexeev and Niel Immelman, and conducting with Peter Stark and Natalia Luis-Bassa. He concluded a Master in Performance with highest mark under the guidance of Heribert Koch, at the University of Münster, where he is accepted to the Doctoral study “Konzertexamen”. Vasco has won over 50 prizes in international competitions in Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom. In 2019 Vasco made his Carnegie Hall piano recital debut, in New York. In 2017 Vasco made his Russian debut performing with Kremling Chamber Orchestra at Grand Hall of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 4. In 2016 Vasco made his German orchestra debut performing with both Jülich Sinfonieorchester and Junges Sinfonieorchester Aachen, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no. 2. In 2015 Vasco made his Asia debut, playing with Hong Kong Symphonia at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall the Franz Liszt Piano Concerto no. 1; In 2014 Vasco made his American debut playing with “Orquestra Sinfónica Espírito Santo” in Vitória – Brazil, Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto no. 2. He has also performed solo with orchestras including Gulbenkian, Jovem Orquestra Portuguesa, Sinfónica Portuguesa, and has worked with well-known conductors, such as Choi Sown Le, Daniel Cohen, Dinis Sousa, Günter Neuhold, Jan Wierzba, Martin André, Misha Rachlevsky, Nicholas Kok, Nikolay Lalov, Nuno Coelho, Pedro Carneiro, Pedro Neves, Peter Sauerwein, Rui Pinheiro and Vassily Sinaisky.