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Dan Costa, jazz pianist and composer, and a former student from the Académie de Musique Rainier III, has won a Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement at the Global Music Awards, with the album “Suite Três Rios”, recorded in Brazil.
The album reflects the convergence of various cultural influences. Recorded in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, it recaptures the essence of Brazilian rhythms, with shades of jazz and classical music.
The name is inspired by the confluence of the Solimões and Negro Rivers in the Amazon Rainforest, known as the Encontro das águas, reflecting the album’s connection with Brazil’s rich natural diversity. It also hints at the life story of the artist, who was born in London to Portuguese and Italian parents.
After studying for six years in Monaco, Dan underwent further classical training at the Académie Internationale d’Été de Nice as well as at the Aurora Music Star Festival in Sweden.
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