BIOGRAPHY

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Allan Duarte Manhas is a brazilian prize-winning concert pianist. He has been perfoming in Europe, USA and South America, in such venues as Curt-Sachs-Saal in Berlin, Scriabin Museum in Moscow, Chopin House in Zelazowa Wola (Poland), Georg Friedrich Haendel Hall and Haendel House in Halle (Germany), Mendelssohn House in Leipzig, Kravis Center for the Arts in West Palm Beach (USA).

Born in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in piano with honors from the University of São Paulo, under Prof. Fernando Corvisier. After an intense semester as a visiting scholar in Ukraine (e.g. National Academy of Music "Peter Tchaikovsky", Kiev) he finally transferred to Germany to pursue graduate studies, where he obtained 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 guidance mainly of Nelson Delle-Vigne (École Normale).

  Allan Manhas has attended masterclasses with acclaimed artists such as Luis Carlos de Moura Castro, Ricardo Castro, Jean-Louis Steuerman, François-Frédéric Guy, Lilya Zilberstein, Robert Roux, Boris Berman, Paul Badura-Skoda, John Perry, Felix Gottlieb, Pascal Devoyon, Josep Colom, Jerome Lowenthal, Michel Beroff and Eugene Indjic.
  He has won prizes in competitions in South America and Europe, such as the "Convocatoria Internacional Claudio Arrau" in Quilpue, Chile (2006), and the Prize "Musik braucht Freunde" Halle-Saale (2009).

  He has been performing as a soloist with traditional orchestras, such as the Halle State Orchestra (Germ.), the West Palm Beach Atlantic University Orchestra (USA), the Academic Orchestra Halle (Germ.), and the Symphony Orchestra of the University of Londrina (BR). Allan Manhas is also a conductor, and further studied privately with conductor Thomas Hennig (UdK Berlin). He  conducted the children's opera “Bundibár” in 2019 in the Nikolaisaal with the children's choir of the Singakademie Potsdam and the Student Orchestra of the Leo-Kestenberg Music Academy in Berlin. He also worked as an assistant conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker in E. Humperdinck's “Das Mirakel” at the Philharmonie Berlin (2018).

   After several years as an Assistant Professor at the Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, he moved to Berlin, where he holds teaching positions in the State Music Academies Leo-Kestenberg (Tempelhof-Schöneberg) and Fanny-Hensel (Central). In 2020 he was nominated Head of the Keyboard Department of the Communal Music Academy Giessen, Hessen.