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?!