Yorkshire-raised musician set to get pulses racing on Britain's Got Talent tonight
A Yorkshire-raised classical pianist is set to send pulses racing when he appears on Britain’s Got Talent tonight.
Emmanuel Vass strips off to his patriotic boxer shorts as he performs pieces on the piano in an effort to impress the judges and the audience. (ITV, 8pm)
The 28-year-old, who has lived in both Huddersfield and Harrogate, is no stranger to the limelight having performed for global royalty including the Prince of Monaco on the most prestigious stages across the UK.
With two critically acclaimed albums under his belt and a third - The Naked Pianist - due out later this year, he is in popular demand.
Emmanuel - known as Manny - achieved a distinction at grade eight piano at the age of 15 has gone on to be branded ‘one to watch’ by The Independent, tipped as a ‘rising star’ by BBC Music Magazine and was hailed ‘unsigned artist of the month’ by Yamaha.
Vass is keen to change young people's perceptions of classical music for good.
He said: “Going to a classical music concert often costs less than going to the cinema or a football match, so it’s very much an affordable thing for young people to do. It can be a real
emotional rollercoaster too - one minute it could be really fast paced and fun, the next really calm and still. It’s far from boring!”
He has also filmed for the latest series of Channel 4's TV series First Dates Hotel. The outcome of his date is under lock and key until his episode airs.