Vaney Bertotto won the 9th Batuka! Masters – National Drummer´s Contest in 2004.
"The experience of winning the Batuka! was the great confirmation that hard working and dedication to the drum set, pay back! A sensation of mission accomplished the start of a new phase and new challenges, bottom line, you´re no ordinary drummer anymore, you won the Batuka! and everyone looks at you in a different way. I had never seen the festival as a competition but as a way of enlighten the gallantry of the dedicated drummers."
His fulltime dedication to the art, started very early in this musician´s life and nowadays he collects important diplomas and a title with nationwide projection. At the Pracatum, Carlinhos Brown´s school in Salvador (BA) Vanney specialized himself in Afro-Brazilian Rhythms.
Also went to Rio de Janeiro to study with Robertinho Silva, one of the most
respected Brazilian drummers and to attend Marcos Suzano´s, one of the greatest
pandeiro players ever.