Danaë Xanthe Vlasse

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Danaë Xanthe Vlasse
Vlasse at Grammy Party in 2022
Vlasse at Grammy Party in 2022
Background information
Birth nameDanaë Xanthe Vlasse
OriginBordeaux, France
GenresClassical, new age
Occupation(s)
  • Pianist
  • Composer
  • Performing artist
  • Music teacher
  • Music producer
Instrument(s)Piano
Websitewww.danaevlasse.com

Danaë Xanthe Vlasse (also known as Danaë Vlasse) is a French-American pianist, composer, performing artist, music producer, and music teacher.[1] She won a Grammy Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album for Mythologies in 2022.[2] Her song, Penelope, from the album, was featured in 2021 on PBS's Front & Center, performed by Sangeeta Kaur.[3]

In 2022, Vlasse was inducted into the Indie Music Hall of Fame.[4] She has also been the recipient of awards from the Producer’s Choice Awards, Clouzine International Music Awards, Indie Music Channel Awards, and Radio Music Awards, among others.[5][6]

Music career[edit]

Vlasse is a classical pianist, composer, music producer, performing artist, and music teacher. She has released six studio albums and received a Grammy award for Mythologies in 2022.[7] She has performed at Skirball Cultural Center,[8] and SXSW (South by Southwest)[9] and her compositions have been performed on PBS's Front & Center,[10] and Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and Mt. Wilson Observatory, by Sangeeta Kaur and Hila Plitmann.

Vlasse is the director of Music Vision Studios, where she teaches piano, theory and composition. She graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in 2003 with a degree in Piano Performance and moved to Los Angeles shortly afterward to pursue her aspirations of composing music.[3]

Early life[edit]

Vlasse was born in Bordeaux, France to a French mother and Greek father.[11] Her father Marcus (née Vlassopoulos) grew up on the island of Ithaca (which inspired her compositions on Mythologies) and her mother was a teacher.[5][12] "I began studying music so young I don’t even remember my first piano lesson. In some sense music was so ingrained in my life that I just kept doing it because nothing else was powerful enough to pull me away from it," Vlasse said in an interview with Shoutout LA.[13]

Discography[edit]

  • 2021 - Mythologies[14]
  • 2020 - Poème[14]
  • 2018 - Solstice[6]
  • 2017 - Trilogies[6]
  • 2015 - Celebrations and Commemoration[6]
  • 2013 - The Swans, 12 Valses Mélancoliques[6]

Awards[edit]

Year Nominated Work Category Award Result
2022 Danaë Xanthe Vlasse Classical Indie Music Hall of Fame Inductee[4] Won
2022 Mythologies Best Classical Solo Vocal Album Grammy Award[2] Won
2020 Poème Gold Medal Winner Artist/Composer Global Music Award[15] Won
2020 Nocturne #4 Best Classical Artist Radio Music Award[16] Won
2020 La Mer Best Classical Songwriter Indie Music Channel[17] Won
2020 Serenade de Verlaine Best Classical Songwriter Radio Music Award[16] Won
2020 Rêverie Music Video of the Year & Best Classical Music Video Indie Music Channel Awards Won
2019 Serenade II Best Classical Category Peace Song Award[18] Won
2019 Serenade de Verlaine Best Classical Producer Indie Music Channel Award[19] Won
2018 Nocturne-Meditation Best Classical Producer Radio Music Award[20] Won
2018 Swan Song Outstanding Achievement Award Cult Critic Award[21] Won
2018 Outstanding Classical Solo Artist Producer's Choice Honors[22] Won
2018 Solstice with Mischa Lefkowitz Best Duo and Best Album Global Music Award[23] Won
2018 Nocturne #3, (Arrangement for Piano and Orchestra with Sanchit Balhara) Classical Instrumental Hollywood Music in Media Award [24] Nominated
2018 Trilogies Album of the Year Indie Music Channel Award[25] Won
2018 Rêverie with Mischa Lefkowitz Best Classical Duo Radio Music Award[20] Nominated
2018 Trilogies Best Classical Album Independent Music Award[26] Nominated
2018 Trilogies Best Instrumental Album CLOUZINE International Music Award Nominated
2017 Trilogies Classical Piano Solo; Best Composition/Composer and Best Album/Silver Medal Global Music Awards[27] Won
2017 Solstice Serenade with Mischa Lefkowitz Best Instrumental Recording Radio Music Awards[28] Won
2017 Intermezzo D’Anniversaire Best New Age Artist Hollywood Music in Media Award Nominated
2017 Trois Chansons Sans Paroles with Mischa Lefkowitz Best Classical Song Indie Music Channel Award[29] Won
2017 Cloudsail Best Classical Demo Indie Music Channel Award[29] Won
2016 Intermezzo D’Anniversaire Best Classical Recording Radio Music Award[30] Won
2013 Fantasie #1 Award of Merit Global Music Award[31] Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Danaë Xanthe Vlasse - Piano". Steinway. Retrieved April 8, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Danae Xanthe Vlasse". Grammy. April 3, 2022. Retrieved April 8, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Music Alumna Danae Xanthe Vlasse in Grammy Consideration Discusses her Latest Album and Supporting the Performing Arts". UAH. September 22, 2021. Retrieved April 8, 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Indie Music Hall of Fame Inductees". Indie Music Hall of Fame. Retrieved October 24, 2022.
  5. ^ a b "INTERVIEW: Danaë Xanthe Vlasse honors her Greek heritage with 'Mythologies". Hollywood Soap Box. February 3, 2022. Retrieved April 8, 2022.
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  7. ^ "Grammy Awards Two French Women by Marie-Eléonore Noiré". Frenchly. April 7, 2022. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  8. ^ "DANAE XANTHE VLASSE, A Concert & Celebration of Mythologies at Skirball Cultural Center by Jonathan Widran". JW Vibe. October 24, 2021. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  9. ^ "UAH alumna Danaë Xanthe Vlasse wins GRAMMY for latest album". UAH. April 25, 2022. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  10. ^ "Music That Sticks to My Soul "Front and Center Presents Sangeeta Kaur and Friends by Jonathan Wildren". The JW Vibe. September 18, 2021. Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  11. ^ "The Cindy Paolos Show - Danaë Xanthe Vlasse Interview @ 2:06". Spreaker. October 9, 2020. Retrieved April 8, 2022.
  12. ^ "The Case for 'Cultural Patience' with Grammy-Nominated Composer Danaë Xanthe Vlasse by Jonathan Eifert". Classical Post. March 10, 2022. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  13. ^ "Meet Danae Vlasse Director-Instructor-Composer". Shoutout LA. October 5, 2020. Retrieved May 1, 2022.
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  18. ^ "2019 Peace Song Awards @ 1:09:45". Third Annual Peace Song Awards Youtube. October 11, 2019. Retrieved April 23, 2022.
  19. ^ "2019 Indie Music Channel Awards". The Indie Music Channel. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
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  21. ^ "2018 Cult Critic Awards". Cult Critic. Retrieved April 23, 2022.
  22. ^ "Producer's Choice Honors". Producer's Choice Honors. Retrieved April 23, 2022.
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  30. ^ "Classical Winners". Radio Music Awards. Retrieved April 21, 2022.
  31. ^ "Global Music Award Winners". Global Music Awards. Retrieved April 21, 2022.