Nanette Stein and her Pianos

Following international women’s day earlier this month, a series of articles have been published across the world commenting on women in the music industry. In the classical world, women musicians are still a relatively new phenomenon. Women composers and conductors are still scarce, although they are definitely on the rise. Read on to find out about Nannette Stein’s story.

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The Perfect Piano for a Family on Holiday

The Perfect Piano for a Family on Holiday

If you are lucky enough to go on family holidays regularly or even holiday once a year, then you might want to consider a solution to your piano practising problems. When most families go away on their jaunts, they don’t even consider taking a piano with them. However, if someone in the family has a piano exam looming, it is never a good idea to miss days of precious practise time. Continue reading “The Perfect Piano for a Family on Holiday”

A Piano For The Whole Family

A Piano For The Whole Family

With so many different digital pianos on the market today, sometimes it’s hard to know what’s best. There are cheap pianos, expensive pianos, portable pianos, big pianos, and everything in between. If you are only looking to invest in a piano for yourself, then the whole process is made a lot easier. You only need to consider your own criteria, and find the instrument that suits you best. For those families who need an instrument to suit several people, the search can be a little more involved. Continue reading “A Piano For The Whole Family”

Dust Away the Cobwebs and prepare for Spring

Dust Away the Cobwebs and prepare for Spring

Tomorrow, clocks go forward an hour. Although it may not feel like it in many parts of the UK, there is no question that spring has finally arrived. Continue reading “Dust Away the Cobwebs and prepare for Spring”

Pianos on Location

Pianos on Location

A running theme with thrill seeking pianists who are after an interesting location to  generate some publicity, is for them to play the piano in truly ridiculous places. For most piano sensations today (especially those who have reached the dizzying heights of fame through social media)the more ridiculous the location, the better. Continue reading “Pianos on Location”

Treasure Discovered in Upright Piano

This week’s news in the world of pianos has proved to be particularly interesting. The best bit of piano news to hit the headlines has been the story of treasure being discovered inside an old piano. Continue reading “Treasure Discovered in Upright Piano”

Keith Jarrett and his Broken Piano

Keith Jarrett and his Broken Piano

For anyone who doesn’t know, Keith Jarrett is responsible for one of the world’s most successful jazz albums; The Köln Concert which was produced back in 1975 and quickly became the best-selling piano recording in history. He is still making music today and is widely considered to be one of the best jazz men of all time. Continue reading “Keith Jarrett and his Broken Piano”

Finchcocks gets a Revamp

Finchcocks gets a Revamp

Any keen music students in the Kent and London areas will have heard of Finchcocks and its impressive collection of pianos, harpsichords, and organs. Over the last 45 years, some may even have visited on school trips, as this grand mansion full of instruments has been open to the public as a museum. Continue reading “Finchcocks gets a Revamp”

Zurich International Orchestra Series

Zurich International Orchestra Series

If you happen to be around London on the 16th of March, then consider heading over to the Cadogan Hall to watch Sir Roger Norrington conduct the Stattgart Orchestra for what promises to be an evening of unforgettable music! Continue reading “Zurich International Orchestra Series”

A Royal Piano with a Fascinating History

A Royal Piano with a Fascinating History

Back in January, a Royal piano came to the attention of the public eye after it was put up for auction at Sherwood Phoenix. The Broadwood boudoir grand piano once belonged to Queen Victoria and has been passed through several owners since its delivery to Buckingham Palace back in 1887. Continue reading “A Royal Piano with a Fascinating History”