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Allan Duarte Manhas is a brazilian prize-winning concert pianist. He has been perfoming in Europe, USA and South America. Born in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, he studied in his hometown at University of São Paulo, under Prof. Fernando Corvisier,  later earning the Master’s Degree (minor conducting) and Konzert Examen from the Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, under Prof. Marco Antonio de Almeida. Further studies followed at the Fondation Bell'arte-ICPA (Belgium), under the Nelson Delle-Vigne (École Normale).

  Allan Manhas has attended masterclasses with numerous acclaimed artists and has won prizes in competitions in South America and Europe.  He has been performing as a soloist and a conductor with traditional orchestras and choirs mainly in Germany, USA and Brazil.

After several years as an Associate Lecturer at the Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, he holds teaching positions in the State Music Academies Leo-Kestenberg (Tempelhof-Schöneberg) and Fanny-Hensel (Central). He has been oft invited to Masterclasses and Festivals in Europe, USA and Brazil. Since 2020 he is the Head of the Keyboard Department of the Communal Music Academy Giessen.

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