A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Piano

A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Piano

Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream has always been a bit of a fascination for musicians and composers. There are a number of classical music interpretations of this famous literary work including music by Mendelssohn and Benjamin Britten. Continue reading “A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Piano”

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!”

Hear Kolesnikov in Action This Saturday

Hear Kolesnikov in Action This Saturday

This coming Saturday, multi prize winning and amazingly talented Pavel Kolsnikov is in concert in Wendover. If you are anywhere between London and Oxford this weekend then put this concert high up on your to-do list and get yourself some tickets. The event is due to take place in St Mary’s Church at 7:30pm and boasts an exciting programme. The music to be played includes works by Lachenmann, Debussy, Chopin, Couperin, and Schumann. If you would like to find out more about the upcoming concert and ticket information, the Wendover Music website has more information. Continue reading “Hear Kolesnikov in Action This Saturday”

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”

Alexander Romanovsky

Alexander Romanovsky

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

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”

Keyboard Cat Dies Aged Nine

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”

Chopin For the Soul

Chopin For the Soul

Every pianist learns some Chopin. As a piano player, it’s just what you do. Some of the most fiendish studies available for the piano are those composed by Chopin. They take a love of learning and extreme technical prowess to master. Whether you are a total beginner or a professional, it is impossible not to appreciate the craftsmanship which went into the composition of these awe inspiring pieces of music. Continue reading “Chopin For the Soul”

Airport Piano marks the beginning of a Beautiful Partnership

Airport Piano marks the beginning of a Beautiful Partnership

Countless articles are available online about pianos in public places. Earlier this month a video of one of these pianos being played went viral. Filmed in Toulouse-Blagnac airport by an unrelated member of the public, the video shows two strangers making beautiful music together. Continue reading “Airport Piano marks the beginning of a Beautiful Partnership”