IamA Antonio Domingos, The fastest Piano player in the world, and now Guinness World Record Holder AMA!
Hi, I’m Antonio Domingos, I’m the world’s fastest pianist and a Guinness world record holder, but at one point, my life came crashing down where I had to live through crime and poverty.
Born in Pittsburgh, I showed signs of being a musical child prodigy so my dedicated parents moved me to Moscow, home of some the most prestigious conservatories in the world. Relocation was hell, living in the most dangerous, crime-ridden pores of the city for 10 years. And this was just the beginning.
Here, I witnessed assassinations, murders and severe drug use. I even heard gunfire while I slept. One day we were walking and someone attempted to ram us, we had no idea why, or why anyone would be compelled to commit such acts.
I left Moscow for Portugal, where things improved, and my talent was seized upon what can only be referred to as benefactors. They looked after me, both financially and logistically. I was featured on the front page of newspapers nationwide for my musical talent, heralded as “a revelation” in magazines and on TV.
Unfortunately, this too only offered false hope, and after extracting myself from their contract and their continuous demands, I resorted to entering piano competitions, only to find my uncompromising style invariable found me eliciting less than favourable feedback from the notoriously staid judges.
I now live in Portugal, where I continue to play the piano and remain the fastest Pianist in the world. Also entering the Guiness World Records to beat every single pianist in the world at something that could be objectively and indisputably measured - SPEED and ENDURANCE in piano-playing. The extreme piano player was born.
I now have a Youtube channel for my piano playing: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJASNNot2beBP2w4induUNw
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