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#2297253 - 07/01/14 10:03 AM European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories
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Hello everybody.
EPP2014 in Lisbon is officially open!!!

Greener, the first pianist arriving to EPP2014, traveled all night and he's now with me in Lisbon. He flew over 5.871 km to be with us.
Welcome Greener!

This is our first EPP picture (Greener on the left).


I was following Greener's flight. This is his position @09AM (Lisbon time):
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#2297290 - 07/01/14 11:27 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Wow! It is already starting! I cannot wait to get there. See you guys on Thursday!!! Greener, I hope you get some rest after your long journey.
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#2297309 - 07/01/14 12:26 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Great sign Carlos!

See you soon! smile
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#2297363 - 07/01/14 02:41 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Bring good shoes. My feet are killing me already, and I thought I brought good shoes ... I'll be buying more smile.

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#2297374 - 07/01/14 03:37 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Jeff--- thanks for the tip on the shoes - I was debating on which ones to bring ... now I am sure!

Carlos - LOVE your welcoming sign!!!!!!! Bravo! (again!)
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#2297402 - 07/01/14 05:14 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: casinitaly]
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Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Jeff--- thanks for the tip on the shoes - I was debating on which ones to bring ... now I am sure!
I told you! This is not a flat city laugh

Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Carlos - LOVE your welcoming sign!!!!!!! Bravo! (again!)

I was about to bring a real piano and play some pieces to make a truly bombastic reception, but the security guys were afraid that the other passengers ran in panic from the airport and they did not want to cause an international incident. So sorry...

Anyway, just find this sign in exit hall:
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#2297404 - 07/01/14 05:28 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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wowHave a blast all you EPP'ers. I have a feeling Carlos is going to knock your socks off with hospitality.

Where's that wish-I-were-there icon? whome

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#2297408 - 07/01/14 05:43 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Have fun guys, looking forward to seeing a lot of photos!
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#2297435 - 07/01/14 07:19 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Isn't buying shoes on the list of things to do in Portugal?!

Can't wait to see and hear about all the fun you are all having!!
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#2297452 - 07/01/14 08:05 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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so wish I was there, pretty sure I am going to come to the next one though.
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#2297456 - 07/01/14 08:22 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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JimF - Thanks! C'mon, there are several flights between South Florida and Portugal. You can still come to the party grin

Recaredo - Too bad you can't come to Portugal this time... you're only a few hours away by car. Sure, we'll take photos to share in PW.

malkin - Buying shoes? You bet! We have the best shoes in the world thumb

earlofmar - My friend, do you want to organize a Piano Party in Australia? I'd love to visit you!
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#2298085 - 07/03/14 04:12 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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At the airport in Milan.....eyes on the lookout for Torquenale and family!
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#2298151 - 07/03/14 09:46 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Have a good time! I expect good pictures of everyone. And also food. I bet you will get fantastic food there.
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#2298193 - 07/03/14 11:37 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Thanks FarmGirl!!!

UKIkarus, SwissMS, casinitaly (+ Mr. casinitaly) and torquenale (+ Mr. torquenale, +2 litle Mr. torquenales) are already in Lisbon! I met them all at the airport, just right now!

We are going to have a dinner tonight, so I'm sure there will be lots of pictures.
More soon.
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#2298478 - 07/04/14 03:38 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Sounds like you're all going to have a wonderful time! Have fun laugh
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#2298488 - 07/04/14 04:37 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Thanks Allard!
Maybe you can join us in next EPP. thumb
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#2298491 - 07/04/14 04:47 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Maybe next year I'll have learned some new music and actually have something to play eek
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#2298493 - 07/04/14 04:55 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: Allard]
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Originally Posted By: Allard
Maybe next year I'll have learned some new music and actually have something to play eek

Pick one:
"Before the Last Leaf Falls", "Brothers", "Cristofori's Dream", "Dreamer's Waltz", "To Zanarkand",...
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#2298514 - 07/04/14 08:09 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Sounds like a great time. Enjoy and post pictures and beautiful music.
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#2298542 - 07/04/14 10:29 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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I cannot wait to see the pics.
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#2298545 - 07/04/14 10:33 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: FarmGirl]
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Originally Posted By: FarmGirl
I cannot wait to see the pics.


Same here!
If there are any new shoes purchased, I want to see pics of those too!
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#2298577 - 07/04/14 12:40 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Pianists are arriving to Lisbon everyday.
We are just waiting for PaperClip to have all the group together.



Everybody is having a great time and I'm sure lots of pictures will posted soon.
Tomorrow is the EPP Day!
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#2298579 - 07/04/14 12:41 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Here are a couple. This first picture is a nice view of DT Lisbon and a 2 minute walk from my room. The second is a Palace at the top of a mountain in Sintra (resort village on the coast.) I just got back a few moments ago and will be meeting up with the rest of the group for another nice dinner in 2 hours.







Edited by Greener (07/04/14 12:57 PM)
Edit Reason: New Shoes - Made in Portugal

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#2298592 - 07/04/14 01:30 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: Greener]
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Oh, nice shoes! smile

And Lisbon is beautiful. Love the "cake" feel of the castle. Looks like a great vacation.

Cathy
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#2298605 - 07/04/14 02:03 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Nice pictures, and great "Made in Portugal" shoes!
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#2298654 - 07/04/14 03:48 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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And dinner pictures?
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#2298735 - 07/04/14 08:12 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Those are sweet shoes!
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#2298803 - 07/05/14 02:35 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Nice pictures. Some people are wearing jackets. How's the weather there? Cannot wait for more posts from you guys.
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#2298811 - 07/05/14 03:33 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Beautiful pictures, looking forward to more!

Have fun everyone!
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#2298928 - 07/05/14 03:30 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Nice meeting point at the local metro station where I met the rest of the group. The whether is 29 degrees celcius or 84 fahrenheit, feeling nice due low humidity.


The entrance of the restaurant is quite tricky to find.


View from the entrance into the restaurant.


The bar.


Gathering and lunch time.


A lot of presents.


Everybody got his own drawing from Carlos.


And a Pianoworld cup.



Mr Pianoworld, Frank, through skype, saying hello and he was the first guest playing a piece.


Then Carlos sat down at the piano and played.


SwissMs


torquenale


casinitaly


The daughter of Carlos, Joanna
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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?

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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.
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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


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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!

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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


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:: torquenale




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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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#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)




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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.

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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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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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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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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 João 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 João 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.


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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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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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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





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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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#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!


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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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Oh, almost forgot this one.... I was interested in everyone's impression of the tone and touch on the C.Bechstein. That is one of the few European brands that I never got to test drive when I was piano hunting. (Fazioli and Hamburg Steinway being the other two I missed)
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#2300554 - 07/10/14 02:21 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Jim, I found the touch quite light - much easier than the other (2) grands that I've played. As for the sound, I thought it was very mellow and warm.
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#2300570 - 07/10/14 04:01 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: JimF]
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Carlos,
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Oh, almost forgot this one.... I was interested in everyone's impression of the tone and touch on the C.Bechstein. That is one of the few European brands that I never got to test drive when I was piano hunting. (Fazioli and Hamburg Steinway being the other two I missed)


Yes, the touch is soft, like the pedals strength. Very easy to control.
Key responses was quite good, allowing fine control of the dynamics.

I like deep bass tonalities, but I've played pianos with a "longer" bass. Nothing that I couldn't control after a 5min warming-up phase.
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#2300717 - 07/10/14 12:30 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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What a fantastic collection of lovely pics! Glad you all had fun in this piano party.

And Congratulations Carlos on your great work to organise this event.
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#2300804 - 07/10/14 04:19 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Thanks Recaredo!!!
Maybe you can join us in the next EPP thumb
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#2300859 - 07/10/14 06:28 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: JimF]
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Originally Posted By: JimF
Oh, almost forgot this one.... I was interested in everyone's impression of the tone and touch on the C.Bechstein. That is one of the few European brands that I never got to test drive when I was piano hunting. (Fazioli and Hamburg Steinway being the other two I missed)

I liked it. It had a not too hard touch, and wasn't too loud either.
The second piece I played, "Un petit train de plaisir" by G.Rossini, sounded particularly nice on it.

However, I don't know if the Una Corda pedal was working properly.
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#2300929 - 07/10/14 11:20 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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I love seeing all the photos. It makes me smile to see you guys all having a great time together.
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#2300984 - 07/11/14 05:45 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Ok, I finally have my pictures downloaded or uploaded (actually in some cases both!)

If anyone is interested in general pics of Lisbon... Here are some you can peek at:

CASINITALY'S LISBON PICS


As for some from the party...a few that are not the same as what's already been posted !


Here is Ana , Carlos's charming wife who was a darling and took care of us all like a mother hen with her little chicks!



Ana and Alessandra (Torquenale)


Enjoying the performances!




Thanks again to Carlos - and Ana! for all the work in organizing the event and making it such great fun.

Thanks to all who came out - it was wonderful to meet you /see you again!

I'm having post-party withdrawl symptoms..... I need a new project !!! smile
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#2301010 - 07/11/14 08:10 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: casinitaly]
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Very nice of you CAS, The pictures of Lisbon were a surprise as well. Some of the architecture there seems somewhat Moroccan or at least an Asian or Persian influence, very geometric rather than statuary and the like. Thanks for including them. What a beautiful city!
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#2301562 - 07/12/14 03:38 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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The EPP for Greener was over only today! After returning from Algarve and before going home tomorrow, we met again and here are a couple of pictures with him.

We had a lunch at my place, and he played for us, too! Thanks for your music, Greener!



After lunch we went to Myriad hotel to play the "red piano". At the hotel we had a small audience who applauded in every piece that we played on. We were there about 1 hour and, at the end, we took some pictures. Jeff has the pictures, so he can show and tell more about this story in detail. Lots of fun!
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#2301623 - 07/12/14 07:09 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Yes, unfortunately this will be my final report from beautiful Portugal. I'll be heading back to the big smoke in ... a few hours.

I wish I was staying longer. I could not have asked for more in a vacation. Everyone I met was very nice. The cities clean, I felt safe, excellent food and perfect weather my entire stay. Lastly, all very reasonably priced. If you've never been ... I highly recommend.

This trip has also solidified many new friendships a half a world away. Thank you again Carlos and Ana for another fabulous day in Lisbon. I managed to make it to Liberdade for my third pair of "Made in Portugal" shoes, just before closing laugh .

What a tremendous time I have had. I just hope now that I can make it to more EPP's like this one.






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I am so jealous for the shoes. They all look so comfortable and functional, and like they'll last forever. My kind of shoes.

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#2301692 - 07/12/14 11:36 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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I am impressed that you can actually buy flat shoes there. No heel. That isn't easy to find these days. I can't take heels anymore. Wear Five Finger's mostly.
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#2301696 - 07/13/14 12:00 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: rnaple]
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I am impressed that you can actually buy flat shoes there. No heel. That isn't easy to find these days. I can't take heels anymore. Wear Five Finger's mostly.


My piano teacher actually recommended this morning that I buy flat shoes with soft soles for the pedal. He doesn't like my clogs. The open backs or the fact that they have slight heals. smile

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#2301787 - 07/13/14 07:54 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: Greener]
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Yes, unfortunately this will be my final report from beautiful Portugal. I'll be heading back to the big smoke in ... a few hours.

I wish I was staying longer. I could not have asked for more in a vacation. Everyone I met was very nice. The cities clean, I felt safe, excellent food and perfect weather my entire stay. Lastly, all very reasonably priced. If you've never been ... I highly recommend.

This trip has also solidified many new friendships a half a world away. Thank you again Carlos and Ana for another fabulous day in Lisbon. I managed to make it to Liberdade for my third pair of "Made in Portugal" shoes, just before closing laugh .

What a tremendous time I have had. I just hope now that I can make it more EPP's like this one.

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Awesome Greener, you got to have a play on the red piano too! fun no? smile Carlos and his family are simply amazing, as are the rest of you folks who visited, thanks for making it so enjoyable! missing it all already frown


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#2301918 - 07/13/14 05:10 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: UKIkarus]
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I'm back in Toronto now. They didn't wake me up when they said they would, when I was leaving this morning. Plus, I had to arrange to Mail a TV remote back to Algarve that I accidentally stole from the room in Lagos. It was driving me crazy when I left Lagos. The cab driver had to settle me down over it, when he was taking me to the train station. And Carlos too after I got to Lisbon. All fine now though ... laugh . It was last call for my flight by the time I made it to my gate.
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I am so jealous for the shoes. They all look so comfortable and functional, and like they'll last forever. My kind of shoes.

Thanks, Cathy. I was debating on this final pair as I was already quite loaded. But, there was a pair I saw the week before that I wanted to see again. I saw these and liked them more. I asked for a size 40 or 42, but they didn't have either. I tried the display model and they fit perfectly. I didn't even try both of them on in the store. They were closing and when they finally found the other shoe, I paid and left quickly. They remembered me from the week before. I think they liked me. I bought all pairs in the same shop smile .

Now that I have them home, I am really glad I got this last pair. You're right about comfort and practical (for me anyway). I like them all.

Well, you may just have to make it to next EPP I suppose cool .
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Awesome Greener, you got to have a play on the red piano too! fun no? smile ...

I really liked this piano, Daryl. Was it baby grand? I think a little larger. Anyway, wow. What a sound. That low octave D really shakes hands when you nail it solid. It was very nice after nearly two weeks without much piano at all. A very nice instrument to play, indeed.

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#2302093 - 07/14/14 05:09 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: Greener]
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I'm back in Toronto now. They didn't wake me up when they said they would, when I was leaving this morning. Plus, I had to arrange to Mail a TV remote back to Algarve that I accidentally stole from the room in Lagos. It was driving me crazy when I left Lagos. The cab driver had to settle me down over it, when he was taking me to the train station. And Carlos too after I got to Lisbon. All fine now though ... laugh . It was last call for my flight by the time I made it to my gate.
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I am so jealous for the shoes. They all look so comfortable and functional, and like they'll last forever. My kind of shoes.

Thanks, Cathy. I was debating on this final pair as I was already quite loaded. But, there was a pair I saw the week before that I wanted to see again. I saw these and liked them more. I asked for a size 40 or 42, but they didn't have either. I tried the display model and they fit perfectly. I didn't even try both of them on in the store. They were closing and when they finally found the other shoe, I paid and left quickly. They remembered me from the week before. I think they liked me. I bought all pairs in the same shop smile .

Now that I have them home, I am really glad I got this last pair. You're right about comfort and practical (for me anyway). I like them all.

Well, you may just have to make it to next EPP I suppose cool .
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Awesome Greener, you got to have a play on the red piano too! fun no? smile ...

I really liked this piano, Daryl. Was it baby grand? I think a little larger. Anyway, wow. What a sound. That low octave D really shakes hands when you nail it solid. It was very nice after nearly two weeks without much piano at all. A very nice instrument to play, indeed.



Haha, I ended up leaving with my hotel room key until I tried to use it at the metro station and did a quick U turn laugh I loved the piano yes, certainly had a nice bass to it and really did have some power if you wanted to bring it out.

I gave it a bit of a whirl with some improvisations from soft to fairly loud sections but didn't want to cause any trouble after that haha, needless to say I got a few thumbs up and some smiles so all good!


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#2302477 - 07/15/14 05:19 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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It's been an absolute pleasure to read this thread. Congratulations CarlosCC (and Ana) for organising such a successful EPP, and well done to all the particpants for making the journey. Delighted to hear that such a good time was had by all.

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#2302713 - 07/15/14 06:03 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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I sure wish I could have gone to this! I was only a few hours away by car but there was no way to come. frown

Looks like everybody had a great time.

And I can see at least several pasteis de nata were consumed. I was in Lisbon not too long ago and waited in a very long line for this at Casa Pasteis De Belem. For good reason!

Next one!
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#2302888 - 07/16/14 05:11 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Greener - It was really nice to play with you that red piano. And the shoes are real nice, too!

jotur, earlfomar, rnaple and Starr Keys - The industry of shoes has a significant importance in portuguese economy. We have all the kinds, sizes and prices. And they are good, yes.

barbaram - Thanks! thumb

TwoSnowflakes - Really? A few hours by car...? What a pity; maybe next time.

Yesterday we went to dinner with torquenale and family at a restaurante near the Tejo river, Belem area. At the end we ate a "Pastel de Nata" in the "Casa Pasteis De Belem" - it was here that was created the cake -. So, we delight ourselves with the original "Pastel de Nata". smile
I think torquenale will post some pictures of our visit to Belem.
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#2302930 - 07/16/14 07:57 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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I was in Madrid! The last time I drove to Lisbon, it took about five hours.

I spent that particular weekend, however, in León. Lovely meal at a fantastic restaurant for buey (steakhouse) called El Capricho. Some pasteis would have been a terrific dessert!

I drove about halfway to Badajoz this past weekend to drop the kids off at their summer camp but alas, no EPP to entice me to keep driving.

I'm in Philadelphia as of last night, with some serious jet lag to show for it.
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#2302937 - 07/16/14 08:16 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: TwoSnowflakes]
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I drove about halfway to Badajoz this past weekend to drop the kids off at their summer camp but alas, no EPP to entice me to keep driving.

Badajoz is in the border between Portugal and Spain. More 2 hours by car and you are in Lisbon... So, you missed EPP2014 by only one week... frown
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#2303440 - 07/17/14 04:36 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Back home...
I had a great time in portugal, both in Lisbon and in Algarve. Husband and kids were very happy too.

It looks everything of EPP has already been covered... great pictures posted here.
I just want to share a couple of the last evening with Carlos; the location was beautiful and the light at dinner time just magic:



Me with Ana and Carlos (and one of the kids):



After dinner we past the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos to reach the old pastelaria "Pasteis de Belem":



The view when we came back to the car:



Lisbon is really a wonderful city and we spent great time with Carlos and Ana.
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#2303595 - 07/18/14 03:25 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Very nice pictures, torquenale! Thanks for sharing thumb
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#2303658 - 07/18/14 09:59 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Thanks, torquenale, for giving us another sense of the party/venue. All this and piano, too! Or maybe, all that piano and this, too!

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#2303788 - 07/18/14 05:38 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Love the extra pictures from Greener and Torquenale!

What memories we all have of this great event and adventure!
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#2305220 - 07/22/14 06:47 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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I've some videos I want to share, but they are not so good as you may think: the quality is bad, and there isn't a single piece completely recorded frown

I don't know if someone else has other videos, but I'd like to see them before choosing what to publish. So, if you have any video you want to share, just send me an email with it.
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#2306537 - 07/24/14 03:29 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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I have two more pictures: Carlos and Ana at EPP.

Thanks again, dear friends!



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#2306767 - 07/25/14 12:03 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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I think it's so awesome that everyone got to meet up for this.. Looks like all had a fantastic time. And what a gracious host! Carlos, well done!
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#2306814 - 07/25/14 04:20 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Did anyone manage to get any videos of playing at all? I'd be interested in seeing anything we might have.
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#2306828 - 07/25/14 05:30 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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torquenale - Wow, very good and thanks! Now we know that you are a great photographer too. thumb

AimeeO - Thanks, AimeeO! Maybe you can join us in the next EPP2015; I'm sure sooner or later, the next party will have a special thread in PW forum.

UKIkarus - Yes. I have some videos, but I've to do a selection and some editing working before posting them... Do you know any free and easy to use video-editing software?
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#2306835 - 07/25/14 06:17 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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... Do you know any free and easy to use video-editing software?


I use Windows Movie Maker and find it quite easy to use
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#2307147 - 07/25/14 08:17 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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#2309017 - 07/30/14 04:14 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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It's always nice when we hear about a place well known for us smile

Duetos da Sé restaurant just won the Certificate of Excellence 2014 by TripAdvisor website.
Check it out: Duetos da Sé at TripAdvisor

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Oh that's great! Carlos Lala and his team deserve that award!
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#2309188 - 07/31/14 04:10 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Indeed smile excellent!
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#2309368 - 07/31/14 01:52 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Fantastic! Place no 39 of 2229! I'm truely amazed what they can make in that tiny little kitchen.

After the trip to Lissabon, I realised that my iD card was expired in februari. Nobody said anything. Guess I was lucky. Next time I should check my things a little better. whistle

I saw on the internet that if I would rent a room for a month from an house living by a family and if I would buy the cheapiest airplane ticket, the costs would be as expensive as my two days trip. cry

I do agree with PatH that the first week of july is a good week to schedule the party. I already look forward to the next party.

Remembering a question from patH, the first quattre mains I played with casinitaly was China Fireworks by Lee Evans from: China, Suite for Piano. It should be played at a much higher tempo than we did though.
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#2311603 - 08/05/14 06:02 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Hello,
Exactly one month after EPP2014, here are some videos:

























Enjoy!
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#2311636 - 08/05/14 07:01 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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I've only gotten to listen to a couple, but it's great to see/hear these! Thanks for taking the time to edit and post them.

Cathy
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#2311748 - 08/05/14 11:55 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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The videos are great... it's a taste of being there.

Carlos--is Joana a relative? Very sensitive touch at the piano like yours.
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#2311799 - 08/06/14 02:12 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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What fun to re-live our experience!
Thanks so much for putting these all together Carlos!
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#2311805 - 08/06/14 03:17 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Watched every one of the videos with a glass of wine and tapas and really felt like I was there. Wish there were more. Thanks so much for taking all the care and trouble to share your experience with us.

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#2311809 - 08/06/14 03:47 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: Whizbang]
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Originally Posted By: Whizbang
The videos are great... it's a taste of being there.

Carlos--is Joana a relative? Very sensitive touch at the piano like yours.


Yes, she's my daughter.
She learned to play just seeing me; she never had lessons and she doesn't like being corrected by me... She is a very determined person in everything she does.
Thank you.
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#2311811 - 08/06/14 03:50 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Thanks Jotur, casinitaly and Starr Keys.
I couldn't keep the videos just for me, right? thumb
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#2311816 - 08/06/14 04:11 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Well, I've never recorded anything I've ever done.... mainly through lack of confidence heh.

But I'm there now on multiple videos (eek!) so I guess it won't hurt if I should start recording my progress smile


Edited by UKIkarus (08/06/14 04:11 AM)
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#2312368 - 08/07/14 10:14 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Completely OT but has anybody else noticed that the center of the EPP logo (globe) looks a bit like a prancing horse? grin laugh
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#2312370 - 08/07/14 10:18 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Yes
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#2312382 - 08/07/14 10:56 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Well, I had not noticed, but now I see it!
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#2312416 - 08/07/14 12:10 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Having re-watched and listened to the videos I now really really really wish I had a grand to play on frown
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#2312465 - 08/07/14 02:10 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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wimpiano- Yes I had already noticed that... I think we have to wait sometime to see a piano instead of a horse - continents are moving, right? smile

Me too, UKIkarus, me too frown
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#2312661 - 08/07/14 09:02 PM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: UKIkarus]
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Originally Posted By: UKIkarus
Having re-watched and listened to the videos I now really really really wish I had a grand to play on frown


That's why I love my teachers lessons so much. She has such a fine grand. There's no feeling better than feeling a key resonating after key press relaxing the finger. The sound is so full, same with violins and cello's.
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#2312752 - 08/08/14 01:44 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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great to see (and hear) you guys just hanging out
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#2313292 - 08/09/14 06:10 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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PaperClip, nothing like a real piano to fell all the power of the sound. Unfortunately, I don't have regular access to a grand piano, unless I go play in a hotel, which I do from time to time.

Thanks earlofmar, it was a great party, yes. thumb
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#2313321 - 08/09/14 08:10 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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I watched all the videos, and felt like I had been there. Thanks for sharing!
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#2314120 - 08/11/14 08:57 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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You're welcome Recaredo!
It was a pity you couldn't come to EPP, because you were only a few hours by car.. frown
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#2314382 - 08/12/14 04:37 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Hi Carlos,

Thanks for uploading the videos! smile

Information for all interested: The piece I am playing in my first two videos is the "Impromptu op.1/2" by P.I.Tchaikovsky, in the 3rd video it is "Un petit train de plaisir" by G.Rossini.
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#2316816 - 08/18/14 05:13 AM Re: European Piano Party 2014 - Lisbon - Pictures and stories [Re: CarlosCC]
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Any news on future EPP's? I know it was discussed a few times while we were out and about... would just like to query it as the sooner we have any info the sooner I (and any others interested) can confirm whether or not they can turn up to any potential future events smile
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