Nigel Kennedy hits Manchester

Today, Manchester’s music scene is graced with the pleasure of the utter nutcase that is Nigel Kennedy. In the classical music world this man has been causing a stir for years, and shows absolutely no signs of stopping. Undoubtedly one of the greatest violinists in the world, Kennedy has been performing on the world’s most acclaimed stages for decades and tonight is coming to Bridgewater Hall. The programme is to include the Four Seasons alongside some of his own compositions. Nigel Kennedy

 

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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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Star Wars – May the Force be with your Piano

With the new release of the long awaited Star Wars film comes the latest hit from Player:Piano’s immensely successful Youtube channel. In this latest video we see and hear the legendary Sonya Belousova play a magnificent Star Wars medley just in time for the release of the new George Lucas masterpiece.

Star Wars Piano

 

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Have a Kawai Christmas with the KDP90

Do you want to give a stunning Christmas gift this year that will bring huge amounts of joy? Would you like to give a gift that will last for a lifetime and will inspire generations? If so, perhaps you should consider giving the gift of a Kawai KDP90 this year.

KDP90

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Get Jazzy this Christmas!

 

With digital pianos you have the fantastic option of getting wonderfully jazzy this Christmas. You can play anything you like on a jazz organ or electric piano setting (available on pretty much every digital piano ever made) and it will sound gloriously jazzy. Even if you play a bit of The Beatles, in a rigid 4/4, adding some E-Piano to your playing will give it that smooth edge that everyone is after on those long December nights in front of the open log fire!!

Get Jazzy!

 

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Phyllis Chen and her Toy Piano Festival!

It has come to public attention recently that there is such a thing as a Toy Piano Festival. This is effectively exactly what it says on the tin; a music festival dedicated entirely to the toy piano! It is happening in Queens in America for the first time next month and there are many people who have started to get very excited about the prospect.

The festival has been dubbed the “UnCaged Toy Piano Festival” and is due to take place on December 4th and 5th and feature a grand total of three events, one of which is a concert at the Museum of the Moving Image — to spotlight the sound of the miniature instrument. This event is sure to go down a storm with any fan of the toy piano!

 

Chen at her toy piano

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The Kawai KDP-90; The perfect piano gift!

If you are looking to give the gift of music this year in the form of a digital piano (as many people indeed are) then you are in luck. Chase Direct have hundreds of different packages with every kind of digital piano imaginable. One of the most popular pianos around by far is the wonderful Kawai KDP-90. Everyone who goes into the Chase piano showroom looking for a piano, absolutely falls in love with this brilliant electronic piano.

Kawai KDP-90 Digital Piano

 

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Does Mr Claus Play the Piano?

Have you ever wondered what Santa does on the other 364 days of the year? Well, it transpires that he might well be a superb pianist.

 

Mr Claus at a piano

 

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The German Markets Return to Manchester!!

This year the annual Christmas market has returned with a fury. After the opening last weekend, there has already been huge popularity for the markets that have sprung up all over Manchester. Every time I have driven past in the past few days, the whole area is absolutely heaving with people and there are the most magnificent sounds and smells coming from the depths of the little timber market huts.

Manchester Markets

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Play a Christmas Medley this December

If you want to add a little bit of class this holiday season, then perhaps you might like to follow in the footsteps of ‘pianodoc82’ and create your very own Christmas piano medley. ‘Pianodoc82’ is not a professional pianist and is in fact a paediatric neuroradiology fellow in Washington DC. His Youtube videos are great and show us that even if you’re not a professional pianist haven’t had any large amount (or any at all) professional pianistic tuition, you can still do wonderful things with a piano.

Play a Christmas medley this year

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