Voice and Piano Concert this Sunday

Voice and Piano Concert this Sunday

If you are after something a little bit different this weekend then get yourself down to Kew Green. In St Anne’s Church there will be an exciting concert of piano and voice which promises to captivate the audience and give them something a little different. Continue reading “Voice and Piano Concert this Sunday”

Classical by Day, Jazz by Night – how versatile is your piano?

Classical by Day, Jazz by Night – how versatile is your piano?

Are you the kind of musician who likes versatility? Are you a pianist who would like to play a Steinway concert grand piano for your classical repertoire, but something a little more suited to a New Orleans jazz bar for your more bluesy moments? Thankfully, digital pianos are fantastically versatile instruments. Continue reading “Classical by Day, Jazz by Night – how versatile is your piano?”

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

Here we go again! With the recent announcement of Mamma Mia 2, ABBA have been on the minds of the masses. Ever popular, the likes of Money Money Money, Super Trouper, and The Winner Takes it All have all crept back into the charts recently as a result of the film release announcement. Continue reading “Mamma Mia!”

Why You Should Consider Kawai

Why You Should Consider Kawai

Five years ago, I had not heard of the brand Kawai. If you offered me a Yamaha digital piano and a Kawai digital piano, I would probably have picked the Yamaha purely because I recognised the name and knew their instruments were reliable. Now, five years down the line, I would pick Kawai every time without a moment’s hesitation. Kawai digital pianos are superb and in my opinion, nothing beats them. Here are a few things you might like to know if you have never come across Kawai before. Continue reading “Why You Should Consider Kawai”

Pianos for High Street Launched in Wales

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

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

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.

If history is anything to go by, the new models will be named the Yamaha P-55 to take the place of the Yamaha P-45, and the Yamaha P-125 will replace the Yamaha P-115.

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Musikmesse Frankfurt 2018

Musikmesse Frankfurt

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”

Sir Anthony Hopkins – An Unlikely Pianist

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!

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!”