Voice and Piano Concert this Sunday

Voice and Piano Concert this Sunday

If you are after something a little bit different this weekend then get yourself down to Kew Green. In St Anne’s Church there will be an exciting concert of piano and voice which promises to captivate the audience and give them something a little different. Continue reading “Voice and Piano Concert this Sunday”

Music inspired by Wartime

Music inspired by Wartime

Classic FM published a post last month exploring some of the most well known classical music inspired by wartime. The post featured twelve different pieces of music and a short commentary on each which are all fascinating to read. The whole article can be found on the Classic FM website. Continue reading “Music inspired by Wartime”

Another Super Lunchtime Concert in St James’s Church

Another Super Lunchtime Concert in St James’s Church

St James’s Church in Piccadilly holds regular lunchtime concerts. If you are ever in the London area then they are certainly worth a visit, especially as you don’t usually need a ticket to be admitted. This Friday there will be a lunchtime concert which is due to start at 1:10pm and will consist of some excellent playing from Phillip Leslie on the piano. Continue reading “Another Super Lunchtime Concert in St James’s Church”

Pianos in pop Culture

Pianos in pop Culture

Pianos are regularly seen in pop culture and increasingly, so are digital pianos. Some slightly older examples of this wonderful instrument in films would be The Pianist which stars the likes of Adrian Brody, or the sensational production set in New Zealand; The Piano. Before that, the piano was even more important in pop culture – black and white films had their soundtrack played live by an in-house pianist, after all! Continue reading “Pianos in pop Culture”

Alexei Grynyuk Gives Piano Recital

Alexei Grynyuk Gives Piano Recital

London Based Alexei Grynuk will be performing an incredible programme of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt this coming Saturday, and it’s not a concert to miss if you are around the Dorking area! The concert will be held in the Dorking Halls at is due to start at 7:30pm. Under 18s who are accompanied by an adult will be awarded free entry, standard ticket price is £20, and students will receive half price tickets. For these prices, there really is no reason not to attend! Continue reading “Alexei Grynyuk Gives Piano Recital”

Traditional Mozart Pianos

Traditional Mozart Pianos

When looking for a new piano, many people decide to purchase a brand new digital piano. New electric pianos make an excellent sound which is usually comparable to a top end acoustic instrument. They also tend to work out much cheaper than a good acoustic piano. However, Mozart wouldn’t have played a digital piano. Continue reading “Traditional Mozart Pianos”

The First Upright Piano Built in Rwanda

The First Upright Piano Built in Rwanda

A heart warming piano story has been in the news recently. It is the story of carpenter Désiré Mulumeoderwa who has taken on the mammoth task of building the first ever upright piano in Rwanda. Many schools and institutions across this African, land locked country offer piano lessons, but the Rwandan idea of a piano is actually a digital keyboard. While keyboards and digital pianos are actually far more practical than an upright piano, there are traditionalists out there who are prepared to pay the expensive maintenance costs (or learn how to do it themselves) and won’t settle for anything less. It is one such British-born woman who has teamed up with Désiré Mulumeoderwa to get her upright piano built for her Rwanda home. Continue reading “The First Upright Piano Built in Rwanda”

Piano Factory Tours

Piano Factory Tours

At Chase Direct you can find an amazing range of top quality digital pianos from various brands including Chase’s own brand, Yamaha, and Kawai. Interestingly, both Yamaha and Kawai offer factory tours where you can go and see where the magic happens and watch the process of a piano being built. Continue reading “Piano Factory Tours”

The Piano Guys

The Piano Guys

Since their rise to fame a number of years ago, the Piano Guys have continued to release new songs and videos and their number of fans has continued to rise. They are currently underway with a US tour and many fans in the UK are hoping for the release of European tour dates in the near future. The Piano Guys continue to be one of the most popular classical and popular music mash up groups on the internet and hold much promise for the future. Continue reading “The Piano Guys”

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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