Every week there are news articles about public pianos – heart-warming tales of unlikely commuters bringing joy to the days of many by playing public pianos on the high street or in train stations. This week is no different thanks to the launch of another public piano scheme in Wales. Rowena Griffiths has come up with this new initiative in order to bring more music to the streets of Wales. This new project has been dubbed Pianos for High Street. Continue reading “Pianos for High Street Launched in Wales”
See Gusztáv Fenyo in Glasgow This Week
A fantastic concert is on offer this week to anyone who is around the Glasgow area. Tickets range from £5 to £15 and will allow you to see pianist Gusztáv Fenyo perform concert two out of a series of five concerts which started with Bach and will end with Shostakovivh. This particular concert will see Gusztáv Fenyo playing from Preludes and Fuges Nos 13-24 from ‘The Will-Tempered Clavier’, Book I by Johann Sebastian Bach. More information about the concert can be found on the official website of Fenyo’s Musicmakers organisation. Continue reading “See Gusztáv Fenyo in Glasgow This Week”
Yamaha P Series Digital Pianos New Releases
It has been a while since Yamaha added any new digital pianos to their popular P Series. It would come as no surprise then if Yamaha announced the arrival of new additions to the P Series family next week at the Frankfurt Muskmesse 2018.
In less than a week the doors to Musikmesse Frankfurt will open. This annual event is a hive for musicians and music retailers alike. Some of the biggest names in the musical instrument production industry will be in attendance, and the likes of Yamaha and Kawai are those to watch when it comes to digital pianos. Continue reading “Musikmesse Frankfurt 2018”
Kärt Ruubel in Concert in London this Friday
Another Young and upcoming pianist can be found performing in St James’ Church, Piccadilly this Friday. Head over to the venue in time for 1:10pm where you will find Kärt Ruubel playing alongside Triin Ruubel on the violin in a programme of juxtaposing Beethoven and Szymanowski. Beteween them, the Ruubel girls have won a huge number of prizes and awards and the concert is sure to be stunning. There really is no excuse not to go and listen if you are in the London area on Friday as the concert is free! Interestingly, this concert is supported by the Association of Estonian Professional Musicians. Continue reading “Kärt Ruubel in Concert in London this Friday”
Sir Anthony Hopkins – An Unlikely Pianist
Most of us know Sir Anthony Hopkins for portraying Hannibal Lecter in the Silence of the Lambs films and his work in Shakespeare plays. Last week, it transpired that Hopkins is also a competent pianist as well as an Oscar winning actor. Continue reading “Sir Anthony Hopkins – An Unlikely Pianist”
Public Pianos – Police Edition!
It seems that not a week can go by without a public piano somewhere in the UK being in the news. These pianos are so regularly at the centre of heart-warming news stories that they are practically a weekly occurrence. This week, it is a couple of police officers playing one of the two pianos in St Pancras Train Station, London that has caught the attention of the masses. Continue reading “Public Pianos – Police Edition!”
33 year old piano sensation Alexander Romanovsky is coming to Northampton and it’s not one to miss! The Ukrainian piano superstar will be performing on Sunday 8th April at the Northampton Royal & Derngate at 3pm. He will be performing Chopin’s Piano Concerto Number 2 as part of what promises to be a thrilling programme. If you can get to Northampton then this concert is sure to be spectacular! Ticket information and details about the concert can be found here. Continue reading “Alexander Romanovsky”
Watch up and coming Edyta Lajdorf in Action
This Wednesday there is a fantastic opportunity to see one of the country’s finest young pianists, Edyta Lajdorf, in action along side the very talented Piotr Dec on the clarinet. The pair will play Brahms and Poulenc together as part of a lunchtime concert at St James’ Church in Picadilly, London. Continue reading “Watch up and coming Edyta Lajdorf in Action”
At the age of nine, the piano sensation Keyboard Cat has sadly died.
While he was not perhaps the most technical pianist the world has seen in the past century, Keyboard Cat racked up nearly 90 million views on his official Youtube channel – which you can find here. Followers and admirers will be devastated to hear the news and a number of Keyboard Cat tributes have already been posted to commemorate him and his unique piano playing style. More are sure to flood the internet in the coming weeks and months. Continue reading “Keyboard Cat Dies Aged Nine”