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!”

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”

The Walking Dead from Player:Piano

The Walking Dead Theme on the Piano

Completely juxtaposed to their last big thing, Player:Piano have released a new video. Last time, we saw the digital piano look taken to a new level with a grand that was designed to look like a classic Nintendo. Although the piano wasn’t actually an electronic piano, it certainly looked like one! This time, they have broached the opposite end of the scale. Playing the Walking Dead theme, the piano used by virtuoso Sonya Belousova is quite the opposite from a sleek and shiny electric piano – it looks like a bashed up, abandoned grand – something you might find in a derelict Victorian house. The newThe Walking Dead on Piano video is set up as a short film type scenario rather than a music video which really adds to the effect – there is even a zombie playing the violin at some point which really is an interesting (and fitting) touch! Continue reading “The Walking Dead from Player:Piano”

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”