Kärt Ruubel in Concert in London this Friday

Kärt Ruubel in Concert in London this Friday

Another Young and upcoming pianist can be found performing in St James’ Church, Piccadilly this Friday. Head over to the venue in time for 1:10pm where you will find Kärt Ruubel playing alongside Triin Ruubel on the violin in a programme of juxtaposing Beethoven and Szymanowski. Beteween them, the Ruubel girls have won a huge number of prizes and awards and the concert is sure to be stunning. There really is no excuse not to go and listen if you are in the London area on Friday as the concert is free! Interestingly, this concert is supported by the Association of Estonian Professional Musicians. Continue reading “Kärt Ruubel in Concert in London this Friday”

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”

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”

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”