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#2299452 - 07/07/14 10:04 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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More from Fernando (set#2)

:: casinitaly




:: Greener - No, he's not singing smile Greener is telling a story about one of his pieces.




:: patH




:: Joana (CarlosCC's daughter)




More later!
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#2299457 - 07/07/14 10:14 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Wow! What fun!

Great pictures too. It appears this one sets the bar way high for any future piano parties.

Great job organizing and hosting Carlos. It obviously took an enormous amount of work and from the smiles on everyones faces it certainly appears a good time was had by all!
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#2299461 - 07/07/14 10:25 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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It looks great! Cheryl and Doris I miss you guys. I wish I could get out there someday again. Love the way Europeans can go to other countries so easily! It's almost like going to different states here.
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#2299469 - 07/07/14 10:50 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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The "portraits" are great. I love that sly look on casinitaly's face - did she have to moderate you guys?

CarlosCC - your daughter is beautiful - takes after her mom, eh?

What a nice set of photos.

Cathy
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#2299498 - 07/07/14 12:39 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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It looks like it was a grand time. Congrats Carlos for a well planned party, very elegant while retaining a casual air. I have seen enough of good pictures now that I would recognize most of you on sight am I ever fortunate enough to attend one of these parties across the pond. I also very much enjoyed the pictures of the city and landmarks.

I am sooo looking forward to hearing the performance recordings. Everyone looks so happy. Just lovely really! 3hearts
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#2299575 - 07/07/14 04:16 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: jotur]
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CarlosCC - your daughter is beautiful ...


And what a smile!! Really have enjoyed this thread/pics Carlos ... nice work putting it together!!
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#2299587 - 07/07/14 04:44 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Hi! I'm in Algarve now, enjoying the wonderful sandy beaches and great food (I've just eaten sardinha assada....mmmmmm).
I will not be able to edit my pictures and upload something for the next ten days, but for the moment I want to thank Carlos and his fantastic family for having organised such a perfect EPP. Your hospitality is wonderful!
And thanks to all the other participants for having made it a very special day!
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#2299603 - 07/07/14 05:21 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: torquenale]
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The consensus is in.....




What a nice looking group of Pianists!

Congrats to all the EPP'ers...looks like it was a very successful event. Keep this up you guys and you will start dragging people in from all over the planet.

Great job CarlosCC! The venue looks perfect, and I'm really interested to hear more about that piano.
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#2299635 - 07/07/14 07:34 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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SwissMS, BB Player, jotur and FarmGirl - Thanks for your kind words!

Ragdoll- I'm afraid there are not too many videos... we were enjoying so much the party that we forgot to record most of the players...

jotur, Rerun - Joana loved your comments smile Me too! Thanks!

torquenale - Have a nice vacations in Algarve thumb

JimF - Thanks! What do you want to know about the piano...?
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#2299636 - 07/07/14 07:35 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: JimF]
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Just realized: A few of my pictures aren't that bad after all.
Here are a few.

Lisbon, seen from Castle S.Jorge


Castle S.Jorge, seen from Lisbon


Drawing in subway station (lots of famous people; unfortunately, I don't know who the pianist is)
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#2299638 - 07/07/14 07:50 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: patH]
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Originally Posted By: patH

Drawing in subway station (lots of famous people; unfortunately, I don't know who the pianist is)


Nice pictures, thanks for sharing patH!

The pianist is Maria Joćo Pires, a brilliant Portuguese pianist.
"Gramophone selected her recordings of the Chopin nocturnes as the best version available"
Here is some additional info: Wikipedia: Maria Joćo Pires
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#2299650 - 07/07/14 08:33 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Hi Pat - if only NYC Subway stations were as nice - they are trying.

Carlos, you know how to give a party - everyone looks so happy and enjoying their time together.

All of you will have so many happy memories. Love the pictures.

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#2299678 - 07/07/14 11:04 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Wow, what a great thread. Carlos, your the man! I mean handmade drawings for all the guests... who does that? That's incredible.

It looks like the combination of great attendees along with a lot of thoughtful planning really paid off.

I agree with BB Player that it will be very difficult to top the 2014 EPP, but I look at it as an incredible incentive for more to come.

I loved all the pics and stories. Great stuff from you guys.

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#2299686 - 07/07/14 11:54 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Carlos I'd love to hear Maria Joao Pires play - maybe she'll perform in NY soon.

I agree with Mr. Super-Hunky and all the other Posters - good show.

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#2299695 - 07/08/14 12:37 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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I don't ever remember seeing pictures like this of a piano party on Piano World. You feel like you're there! What a gift CarlosCC gave to the members who were lucky enough to attend. I look forward to hearing the audio portion.

If Cas ever hosts a party in Rome, please let me know. I traveled from Germany to Italy once, made it to Florence and Venice but ran out of money as soon as I got to Rome and had to wire my parents for money and go home. I always promised myself I'd go back some day.


Edited by Starr Keys (07/08/14 12:40 AM)

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#2299723 - 07/08/14 03:35 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Ok so I managed to login on the mobile, still in Lisbon at the moment myself and I have to say I'm really going to miss being here, from the get go Carlos met us at the airport and ensured everyone was happy and knew where they needed to be.
The other members were very supportive and helpful in every aspect of the trip from getting around to playing a few pieces on the piano, I really can't thank you all enough you have been great and it was a pleasure meting you all!

The party was brilliant, Carlos and Ana really did go that step further to make it a trip to remember, as most of you have seen from the pictures shared so far, there were many happy folks lots of smiles and a good few laughs too I want to thank carlos and Ana for everything they have done it has been great fun and everyone really enjoyed it.

As for me I'm going to visit Sintra today thanks to some recommendations, and I'll be sure to get some pics too.
As shown on previous pictures Ana and Carlos had a few surprises for us all from the cake to the gift bags and more but for me it doesn't end there, Carlos and Ana went one step further to really make this a trip to remember!

I'd love to explain and give pics but at the time my phone had died and i have no external camera, however Carlos has a few pics and should be able to give an explanation for you all.

The location was great, the people were great and I really couldn't have asked for a better first trip, so again thank you all so much, its been amazing and truly an adventure I'll not soon forget smile
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#2299726 - 07/08/14 03:47 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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We got home quite late last night, and I'll upload some pics today - I am not at all sure what I've got that is different from everything already posted but we'll see!

Carlos, again - thanks a million - the work you went to in bringing this off so beautifully is greatly appreciated by one and all!


Just as a note, I'd be happy to host an Italian EPP, but as I live near Milan, I'm not likely to host a party in Rome smile
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#2299751 - 07/08/14 05:49 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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musdan, Mr Super-Hunky - Thanks for your kind words. Believe me, it was a pleasure to organize this event and we (me and Ana) are very happy that everyone enjoy it. And thank you to everyone who made the trip to be with us in Lisbon.

Starr Keys - Thanks. As I said above, I have some few videos to post, but I've to choose some more pictures to publish first.
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#2299754 - 07/08/14 06:15 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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casinitaly - Thank you, again! Looking forward to see your pictures and read your stories.

Originally Posted By: UKIkarus
(...)As for me I'm going to visit Sintra today thanks to some recommendations, and I'll be sure to get some pics too.
As shown on previous pictures Ana and Carlos had a few surprises for us all from the cake to the gift bags and more but for me it doesn't end there, Carlos and Ana went one step further to really make this a trip to remember!
I'd love to explain and give pics but at the time my phone had died and i have no external camera, however Carlos has a few pics and should be able to give an explanation for you all.

The location was great, the people were great and I really couldn't have asked for a better first trip, so again thank you all so much, its been amazing and truly an adventure I'll not soon forget smile


Yes, I think it will be on our minds forever smile

And now, for those who thought the EPP was over:
Once UKIkarus was alone in Lisbon today - other pianists returned home or went to Algarve -, I invited him to have a dinner with me at my home. Before the dinner we went to the Myriad Hotel in Lisbon where there is a very nice Yamaha red piano - this is a Yamaha Disklavier (Elton John Limited Edition Signature Series Red Pianos) and it was designed and fine tuned according to the Elton John playing style.

Here are some pictures:
:: Myriad Lisbon hotel - Oriente


:: The red Elton John's piano





:: Then we went to my house. UKIkarus was playing for us! Great music, thanks!


:: At dinner


:: The dessert was the typical "Pastel de Nata" with a glass of wine, and a fine white Porto wine at the end.


Lots of fun.
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#2299756 - 07/08/14 06:31 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: mr_super-hunky]
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Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky
Wow, what a great thread. Carlos, your the man! I mean handmade drawings for all the guests... who does that? That's incredible.(...)

Well, I have two more similar drawings I can offer.
I think the drawings are too far away from what I can do - I quit drawing a few years ago -, but If you, or someone else, want one of them, just send me a PM with your full address and I'll send it to you. No problem.
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#2299757 - 07/08/14 06:44 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Many thanks carlos, loved the meal certainly was not expecting that when I flew out very generous smile
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#2299810 - 07/08/14 10:04 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: Rerun]
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Originally Posted By: Rerun
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CarlosCC - your daughter is beautiful ...


And what a smile!! Really have enjoyed this thread/pics Carlos ... nice work putting it together!!


I think Carlos must have either gotten married with parental consent or simply had a baby when he was in high school He looks too young to have a young adult like her.
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#2299817 - 07/08/14 10:22 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Originally Posted By: CarlosCC

And now, for those who thought the EPP was over:
Once UKIkarus was alone in Lisbon today - other pianists returned home or went to Algarve ...

Yes, enjoying a nice relaxing day in Lagos today. The Red piano looks great, Carlos. Can't wait to try ...

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#2299862 - 07/08/14 01:04 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: casinitaly]
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Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Just as a note, I'd be happy to host an Italian EPP, but as I live near Milan, I'm not likely to host a party in Rome smile



That's close enough! I'm sure we can hop a train from there after the party smile. And maybe Greener, world traveling business man that he is, can arrange for us to charter a plane at a discount. Then a bunch of us could cross the pond together.

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#2299894 - 07/08/14 02:39 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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FarmGirl - Thanks, you're very kind! And the answers are "no" and "no" btw... smile

Greener - I'm glade you're enjoying Algarve. That beach is awesome!

Starr Keys - I'm in thumb
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#2299896 - 07/08/14 02:44 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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And now, pictures of EPP2014 duets.

:: casinitaly & SwissMS


:: UKIkarus & CarlosCC


:: Guest & UKIkarus


:: PaperClip & casinitaly


:: CarlosCC & daughter





More later.
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#2299913 - 07/08/14 03:31 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Just perfect!!
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#2300207 - 07/09/14 10:49 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Back in Ashford with my grandmother now, all is well smile

I managed to sneak in a 15 minute session on the red piano before I went to the airport so I can say I happily say I have had a go laugh

I really enjoyed the trip and all, once things settle down here a bit I'll see what I can upload.

I look half dead (tired) in all of those pics lol quite embarrassing... but it was ever so fun!


Edited by UKIkarus (07/09/14 10:51 AM)
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#2300326 - 07/09/14 04:10 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Last pictures. Videos soon.

:: Friendly atmosphere among all



:: The EPP2014 cake


:: Some of the gifts: Ana did the notepads; I did the drawings.


:: All the group


:: Ana with the pianists (holding the famous mugs)
:: From left to right: PaperClip, torquenale, Ana, CarlosCC, Greener, patH, SwissMS, UKIkarus and casinitaly


:: CarlosCC with Carlos Lala (owner of Duetos da Sé restaurant). Thanks Lala!


:: To Frank Baxter and Kathy.
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#2300332 - 07/09/14 04:18 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Carlos,

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