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One to Watch: Emmanuel Vass, pianist, 24


A toy glockenspiel given to him aged six fuelled his passion for the piano. It served him well – already he has played for the Prince of Monaco alongside Lulu.

Now Vass is making his London debut to mark the release of his CD, with a series of concerts, From Bach to Bond, next week, at venues including Steinway Hall. Born in the Philippines and brought up in East Yorkshire, he says: “I want a Steinway Grand and to be as famous as Lang Lang or Liberace.” Liberace?!