BBC Young Musician of the Year 2014 Martin James Bartlett to Play in Harrogate

BBC Young Musician of the Year 2014 Martin James Bartlett to Play in Harrogate

If you think back to 2014, you will remember that the winner of the prestigious BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition was an incredibly talented young pianist by the name of Martin James Bartlett. Bartlett won the title of BBC Young Musician of the Year at the tender age of seventeen with his show stopping rendition of Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.  Since winning the competition Martin James Bartlett has wasted no time in making a name for himself as a professional concert pianist. Continue reading “BBC Young Musician of the Year 2014 Martin James Bartlett to Play in Harrogate”

Flight Of the Bumblebee

Aspiring pianists everywhere aim to one day be able to play the infamous Flight of the Bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. This phenomenal piece of piano music is challenging for a number of reasons. The sheer speed at which it is normally played poses the biggest contest, but in order for the Flight of the Bumblebee to mimic the fast beating of a bumblebee’s wings, it really does need to be played at the speed of light. Along with the speed of the piece, it is a work of technicalities. The long chromatic passages ensure that only the most technically sound players will be able to master it!

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Pavel Kolesnikov plays Beethoven Piano Concerto Number 4

If you find yourself at a loose end in London on Tuesday evening, (6/2/18) then head over to the Royal Festival Hall where Ilan Volkov will be conducting an impressive set of Liszt, Beehoven, and Mahler with the soloist Pavel Kolesnikov.

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Pokemon pianist takes internet by storm

You have to be living under the rock if you haven’t heard about Pokemon Go! The recent  app, involving everybodys favourite 90’s cartoon monstors has taken the world by storm, and doesn’t it just keep on growing. Pokemons now even taking the internet by storm in the world of digital piano!

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How to make piano practice fun

Learning the digital piano isn’t alwas riviting. The words “practicing” and “fun” don’t usually go together.  The facts are practice takes time, effort and an abundance of patience. But that doesn’t mean it always has to be boring. Below are some highlighted top tips to try and bring some fun back into tinkling those ivory keys!

Fun ways to make piano practicing bearable
Break the cycle of the dull piano practice, and make learning fun again

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