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#2298934 - 07/05/14 03:48 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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More eating.... very nice cod.

A VERY nice dessert, hot and cold together, with nice music, nice people and good drinks. It couldn't be better.


Then we played piano again.

Greener


UKIkarus

patH


Everybody got a lot of applause.


Carlos' friend had his 51th birthday. So we have cake.


EPP 2014 birthday cake

Also quattre mains

Relax atmosphere towards the end


Body language says it all.


Carlos, Thank you for a wonderful party!

It was perfect!
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#2298942 - 07/05/14 04:17 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Thank you for the wonderful pictures! Look forward to seeing more pics. The cake looks awesome. And the piano! What a treat.
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#2298957 - 07/05/14 05:24 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Wow, thanks Chris!!! What a big report! thumb
Yes, it was a great EPP and I'm glade you enjoy it.

Thanks for you music!
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#2298963 - 07/05/14 05:50 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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I am posting from my phone so this will be short, but I promise to post more pics from home!

First: Carlos, you and Ana were the best hosts ever!!!!
Thank you so much for all you did to organise and welcome us.

The venue was perfect. The food was superb. The company...the best !!

Thank you x 1000!!

More in a couple of days!


Edited by casinitaly (07/05/14 05:51 PM)
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#2298969 - 07/05/14 06:00 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Carlos, you put so much work in the EPP it is amazing. I am sure every one was very appreciative, and thanks for sharing the photos. Looked like a great time was had by all.
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#2298977 - 07/05/14 06:28 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Wow, what a wonderful Piano World piano party event! I had fun just looking at the pictures and the smiles on everyone's faces! smile

Makes me wish I was there too!

Thanks for posting this thread and all the magnificent pictures!

All the best!

Rick
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#2298978 - 07/05/14 06:30 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Wow. I haven't logged on here for a few weeks, and this is a great welcome back. Maybe I'll come next year!! laugh
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#2298983 - 07/05/14 06:46 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Carlos - thanks for all the pictures - everyone is having a great time.

Where can we get the PW mugs?

Keep playing a happy tune

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#2298986 - 07/05/14 06:52 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Thanks so much everybody! It was a real pleasure to make it happen thumb

Here are a couple of pictures taken on day 3/july (2 days before the EPP). PaperClip and patH only arrived on 4 July (the day after this dinner).

The welcome drink - a withe Porto wine - before the dinner.


The pianists and families.


More later.
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#2298991 - 07/05/14 07:01 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Ok, not everybody loves soccer. But context is everything. After the piano party I went home for a rest.

Then at 9.00 pm, the quarter final world soccer championship Holland against Costa Rica. Such a nerve wracking game. Holland hit the post so many times I lost count. But the ball didn't went in.

11.40 pm, penalties.... nerves went sky rocket

11.50 pm, YEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHH, Holland win

12.00 pm bedtime..... lmao, I wonder if I sleep at all this night

But such a wonderful day, hah laugh
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#2299092 - 07/06/14 04:54 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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More pictures of EPP2014.

Our restaurant, Duetos da Sé, was perfect for our party. Carlos LaLa (the owner) and his team were awesome! This is a mandatory site visit in Lisbon just inside the historical neighborhood "Alfama", where Fado was born. Good food, good atmosphere, good people, perfect place.
Thanks!!!!

::CarlosCC and Carlos Lala



:: Skype session with Frank Baxter and Kathleen Ford (owners of PianoWorld website).


:: Frank B. was the first pianist playing at EPP2014. Lovely piece, btw.


:: Lots of applauses for Frank.
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#2299095 - 07/06/14 05:49 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: musdan]
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Originally Posted By: musdan
Carlos - thanks for all the pictures - everyone is having a great time.
Where can we get the PW mugs?
Keep playing a happy tune

About the mugs, I did an order to a friend of mine. Those were especially designed for EPP2014:


There are some specialized stores here in Lisbon, where you can print anything in you want in a mug.

But I'm sure you can find this and other great products/gifts in PianoSupplies.com website. Or just ask to Mr. PianoWorld (Frank B.)
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#2299096 - 07/06/14 05:58 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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When's the DVD available, lol
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#2299101 - 07/06/14 06:32 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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I don't often post here but I was so excited by this thread that I had to say something.

Congratulations Carlos and all the participants on what looks like a fantastic event! I am enjoying the photos. Please keep them coming.
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#2299102 - 07/06/14 06:49 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: JimF]
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I was all ready to post my EPP pics this morning, but saw Chris beat me to it. Mine are similar of course, but Chris's are better quality. So just one to add, near where we had a nice light meal last evening. There was great food throughout the EPP, so it was very light.

Originally Posted By: JimF

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I have a feeling Carlos is going to knock your socks off with hospitality.
...

You pegged this one, Jim. It's been first rate, red carpet treatment all the way. Personal airport shuttles, gift bags for all ... it goes on and on.

This will be a tough one to top. Thank you very kindly, Carlos and Ana for your very generous hospitality and a fabulous time. As I mentioned, you have free accommodation in Toronto anytime. Perhaps the next IPP (International Piano Party - Concept to be discussed and date determined).




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#2299116 - 07/06/14 09:01 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Wow, great pictures and stories everyone!
Love the mugs :-)

Our thanks to Carlos & Ana for all their hard work putting this together.
Kathy and I would have loved to have been there, hopefully the next time.

And thank you to everyone who made the trip to attend the party and make it a success.
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#2299122 - 07/06/14 09:31 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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More EPP pictures.

:: CarlosCC playing; UKIkarus was very "watchful" smile . We did some improvisation later.


:: torquenale


:: SwissMS


:: casinitaly


:: Greener


:: UKIkarus


:: PaperClip (& casinitaly)


:: Path


More later.


Edited by CarlosCC (07/06/14 10:20 AM)
Edit Reason: Added patH picture (captured from a video)
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#2299132 - 07/06/14 10:36 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Doing a break in photo's edit work smile

Here are some icons of EPP2014.
If you want, you can add it to your signature.



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#2299133 - 07/06/14 10:39 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Well, I see it *did* happen wink Great pictures, and I bet the piano playing was way fun! Looks like it was a good follow-on to Saranoya's hosting last year. ABF rocks!

Cathy
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#2299142 - 07/06/14 11:16 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: Piano World]
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Originally Posted By: Piano World
Wow, great pictures and stories everyone!
Love the mugs :-)

Our thanks to Carlos & Ana for all their hard work putting this together.
Kathy and I would have loved to have been there, hopefully the next time.

And thank you to everyone who made the trip to attend the party and make it a success.



Hi Frank.
In fact you were there too. You were the 1st pianist to play at our party, remember? wink
Btw, your piece was just beautiful. We loved it. thumb
Thank you!
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#2299208 - 07/06/14 05:40 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Hi all,

I'm back in Nürnberg, Germany.
Travel home went smoothly. Apparently the city of Lisbon was sad that the EPP2014 was over; this morning, the skies were weeping. wink

Great event; unfortunately the photos I took are not great. So, no photos from me. frown
And maybe just 2 days was not enough to enjoy Lisbon touristically.

But some people already made a good suggestion: From now on, every first July weekend, a European Piano Party. If it works, maybe next time I'll try to stay 3 days instead of 2.

Thanks especially to Carlos for the great organization. And thanks to all the participants who made it happen.
So, see you hopefully next year.

Patrick
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#2299353 - 07/07/14 01:04 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Gads, I'm so jealous.
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#2299362 - 07/07/14 01:49 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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I think we said last year that the next one after this was going to be Milan? laugh
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#2299365 - 07/07/14 01:55 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Oh Whizbang....Holland winning is nothing to be jealous about... smile

It appears you all had a wonderful time. Hope you all enjoyed it. Carlos appears to be a wonderful host.

BTW: Carlos....that restaurant... are those walls cut from limestone or some rock? Or is that just very old cement? Hard to tell in the photographs. Tons of character to the restaurant.
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#2299388 - 07/07/14 05:02 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: Saranoya]
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Originally Posted By: Saranoya
I think we said last year that the next one after this was going to be Milan? laugh

That was the original plan.
However, casinitaly mentioned something important: Next year is Expo in Milan. So maybe it will be hard to find locations.

So right now the race for the location of the EPP 2015 is a contest between Switzerland and Italy.
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#2299400 - 07/07/14 06:03 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: rnaple]
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Originally Posted By: rnaple
Oh Whizbang....Holland winning is nothing to be jealous about... smile

It appears you all had a wonderful time. Hope you all enjoyed it. Carlos appears to be a wonderful host.

BTW: Carlos....that restaurant... are those walls cut from limestone or some rock? Or is that just very old cement? Hard to tell in the photographs. Tons of character to the restaurant.


Thanks rnaple!
The restaurant is near to the old city walls. I think they are a mix of stone and cement. They are really, really old.
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#2299421 - 07/07/14 08:08 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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This looks like a fabulous event. Do we have recordings of the music as well and the laughter and the talk? Nice job Carlos...you're opening new horizons for piano party planning.
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#2299434 - 07/07/14 08:38 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: WiseBuff]
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Originally Posted By: WiseBuff
This looks like a fabulous event. Do we have recordings of the music as well and the laughter and the talk? Nice job Carlos...you're opening new horizons for piano party planning.

Thanks WiseBuff!!!
Yes, we have some videos and I will post them soon. I've to do some selections first. Sorry, for the delay...
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#2299450 - 07/07/14 10:01 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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More pictures. These were taken by my friend Fernando (set#1). Thanks thumb

:: casinitaly and CarlosCC


:: Ana monitoring the skype session with Frank B.


:: PaperClip (1st on the left) and guests listening Frank playing.




:: UKIkarus and CarlosCC



:: CarlosCC


:: UKIkarus



:: torquenale




:: SwissMS




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#2299451 - 07/07/14 10:04 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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I would like to say a big thank you to Carlos and Ana for their warm hospitality and all the work they did to make this an absolutely fabulous party! I had a wonderful time and enjoyed meeting everyone. Everything came off perfectly, and the piano was a joy to play.

I can't wait until our next get together, either in Italy or here in Switzerland!
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