Elvis piano up for auction!

Elvis returns to piano news!

If you have always wanted to be the proud owner of Elvis’ gold piano, and have about a million dollars to spare, then you are in luck!! At an auction next month in the USA, this lavish piano is being auctioned off alongside some Beatles memorabilia. As far as memorabilia goes, this piano is not expected to fetch a lot of money. Back in 2011, Marolyn Monroe’s iconic white dress fetched a jaw-dropping $4.6 million, but the piano in November’s auction is only estimated to make between half a million and a million. Elvis piano Continue reading “Elvis piano up for auction!”

Jamie Foxx and his checked grand piano

Last Friday Jamie Foxx was seen to be shooting a new music video in which he plays a red checked piano in the sea. The lovable Django star has always been a bit of a pianist and has played since he was small, but most know him for his acting roles. With the release of his new album, Foxx has yet again won the hearts of the public with his character and piano playing!Foxx at his piano Continue reading “Jamie Foxx and his checked grand piano”

Shraddha Kapoor learns the piano!

The talk of the town in Bollywood of late is that Shraddha Kapoor is going to extra lengths to give an outstanding performance in her latest flick which is Shujaat Saudagar’s upcoming ‘Rock On 2’. The cast of the film is star studded and is graced with the likes of Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Prachi Desai and Purab Kohli, who were all actors in the prequel to ‘Rock On 2’ (‘Rock On’, obviously). Shraddha takes on the main role of the film, playing a character opposite the charming heart throb Farhan Akhtar.Shraddha learns the piano Continue reading “Shraddha Kapoor learns the piano!”

More Monster Pianos!!!

This week in digital piano news is yet another story revolving around a monster piano like the one in the film Big. A music teacher from America has decided that as an effective learning tool, it is a great idea to have a Monster Piano in his front room. Monster piano! Continue reading “More Monster Pianos!!!”

Song Siheng releases cat recital!

 

Not for the first time, a cat has acted as the inspiration for a piano recital. With cats being such a huge internet sensation it isn’t really surprising that they are now taking over the online music scene as well. With the rise of celebrity cat superstars, and cat cafes, next thing we know cats will be taking over the world.Song Siheng Continue reading “Song Siheng releases cat recital!”

New Fallout Sountrack from Inon Zur

Inon Zur, brilliant and highly esteemed composer of all of the popular Fallout game franchise since the game Fallout Tactics, has come out with another incredible soundtrack for the game, Fallout 4, and a video has been released showing the game’s main theme being played on the piano. In a recent post on gaming website Bethesda.net, they claimed that Inon Zur suggested that the piano should play a prominent role in the post-apocalyptic RPG, seeing as Fallout 4 offers a more personal story line than previous games in the same series. Fallout 4 features voice acting for the player character – something new to the Fallout franchise – and many more lines of dialogue than the previous Fallout games. Inon Zur has composed all of the Fallout games since Fallout Tactics and his soundtracks are considered to be some of the best in the gaming music world. Present and correct within the Fallout 4 main theme is the two chord refrain Zur came up with for Fallout 3. This two chord refrain was originally designed to reflect “the dualism in Fallout” – making the soundtrack perhaps a little deeper than it seems at face value.

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Sarah Shing is pround owner of concert grand

Winnipeg in America is now the new home to one of the rarest, priciest, and most impressive grand pianos around today, and somewhat surprisingly, it belongs to none other than a 10 year old local piano prodigy who is apparently destined for great things in the music world. The ten year old in question is Sarah Shing, who is now the proud and incredibly lucky owner of a Fazioli concert grand piano (which is worth a hefty sum), which was purchased from Vancouver-based Showcase Pianos. Sarah, who is currently a grade 5 piano student, (who has also won gold performances and music scholarships as well as having performed with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra), said she first saw the Fazioli concert grand at one of the most esteemed piano competitions in the world. Each Fazioli piano takes up to a whopping three years to make, according to Vancouver-based Showcase Pianos, which sells the rare and exquisite Italian-made pianos in western Canada.Sarah Shing Continue reading “Sarah Shing is pround owner of concert grand”

Farewell to the Last Dam Busters Pilot

This week is a sad week for Britain as the last Dam Busters pilot has died, just a day after the untimely death of Liverpudilan pop legend, Cilla Black.

The New Zealand born pilot was based at RAF Scampton while he was part of the 617 Dam Busters squadron that the famous 1955 The Dam Busters film by Michael Anderson was based on. Continue reading “Farewell to the Last Dam Busters Pilot”