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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Oxford Piano Festival

Oxford Piano Festival

If you live in or around Oxford then it’s time to get practising! The dates for the 20th Oxford Piano Festival have been released as being the 28th July to the 5th of August this year. For anyone who wants to either participate or observe, all applications need to be made by the 12th of April – so get your skates on! Continue reading “Oxford Piano Festival”

Get Playing with some Winter Jazz

Get Playing with some Winter Jazz

Despite the start of spring having officially made an appearance in the UK, to most of us living here it definitely still feels like winter. The sub-zero temperatures and snow flurries aren’t set to subside for a while so why not have a go at playing some winter jazz on your piano? Continue reading “Get Playing with some Winter Jazz”