Live Music at Oxford Road Station

Imagine a busy morning at Oxford Road Station; whether it is meeting a Oxford Road Station and its new pianoloved one on the platform or on your busy commute to work, you don’t expect to hear a live piano being played at the train station!

Manchester Oxford Road has recently introduced a new addition to the station which is an upright piano for any member of the public to play. Manchester is a thriving city filled with excellent musicians with exceptional talents and the piano at Oxford Road station gives these musicians an opportunity to show the public their skills. Continue reading “Live Music at Oxford Road Station”

Digital Pianos – the lowdown

Musics always changing. Digital pianos are the present and future. They are everywhere you go, wether you realise is or not. But what makes the digital piano so much superior to that of its predessors?  As Bob Dylan said, the times are a changing, and more and more people are choosing digital over acoustic. The facts are simple, really. Below are the highlighted reasons why you, too, should join the digital piano era.

 

musics best on a digital piano
Digital piano – the way forward.

 

 

 

 

 

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Music mad Manchester schoolboy wins prestigious award in national competition

A schoolboy from Manchester with a love of jazz music, has won national acclaim in a BBC Young Proms competition after playing a piano piece inspired by his musically gifted Grandfather.

Manchester schoolboy shows off his music skills at the BBC Proms
Critically acclaimed – 15 year old Myles Lavelle Golding wins national aclaims at a BBC Proms music competition.

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Manchester-educated Pianist made CBE

Manchester educated Paul Lewis recieves honours
Manchester-educated Paul Lewis receives pretegious honours.

A Manchester educated pianist has made it onto the Queens 90th birthdays honour list. Continue reading “Manchester-educated Pianist made CBE”

City is alive with the sound of music…and dance

City lover? Music lover? You’re in for a treat. The Sounds of the City festival hits Manchester again this weekend, with Castlefield Bowl being taken over by a whole weeks’ worth of music and festivities.

sounds of the city festival
city alive with sound – snapshot from last years festivities

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Tokyo opens piano showroom

Tokyo is bringing the house down with their new Steinway showroom!

A fantastic new music shop has opened in Tokyo, and as well as selling beautiful instruments, the showroom in itself is a complete work of art. The whole shop is the Japanese flagship for piano giant, Steinway & Sons. The interior of the building has been designed to mimic the beauty of the piano, both in its finished state but also in the creative process of building the instruments. It also reflects the history of the world acclaimed company, where “clients can feel Steinway’s craftsmanship, philosophy, history, and the beauty of their instruments”, says Ogata Yoshiki who founded the studio.

 

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Fur Elise Justin Bieber Fever

The internet has been going wild with the news that Justin Bieber has been playing ‘classical piano’. Although this is clearly an incredibly loose term being applied here, it appears that Bieber was indeed spotted playing (or at least, trying to play) Beethoven’s Fur Elise. Apparently the whole rendition was recognisable, but certainly not good.

 

Bieber plays the piano

 

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Farewell to the Starman

Farewell to the Starman

 

Yesterday, the music world was brought to a halt as we learned of the death of the original Starman, David Bowie. The rock God has inspired millions to go into the music career and has in fact inspired many of the other big names in the music industry today. Bowie was an inspiration to many, not just in the music industry, but also in the film world. His smash hit film Labyrinth will go down in history as being an eighties classic and there is absolutely no doubt that hundreds of thousands of Bowie fans spent last night huddled up in a blanket watching this iconic flick, fighting off the tears and fondly remembering the legend who has now passed into the stars, to once and for all become a Starman.

The Starman

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Merry Christmas from Chase

Merry Christmas from the team here at Chase Music!!

 

This year has been a year of electric pianos! We have seen the release of some lovely new digital pianos and the digital piano technology is as up to date as it ever has been and shows huge promise for the future.

 

Merry Christmas from Chase!!!

 

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