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- Chinese star pianist Yundi cancels upcoming European tour
The Chinese pianist Yundi has had to withdraw from his tour of Europe this spring, meaning that he will not perform as part of the International Piano Series in April. His appearance at Symphony Hall Birmingham, slated for the same month, has also been cancelled.
- Italian-born pianist Aldo Ciccolini has died aged 89
Mark Bebbington, Aldo Ciccolini’s only British pupil, reflects on the life and work of the virtuoso pianist who passed away on 1 February
- Better late than never: Harriet Cohen works premiered in London – 100 years after their first publication
Exactly 100 years after their publication by Augener in 1915, Harriet Cohen’s evocative Russian Impressions received a stirring first-known public performance by Mark Bebbington in a recital on 4 February.Malcolm Miller reports
- Bösendorfer’s Schönbrunn pianos sell out at NAMM
Some good news from Bösendorfer: the Austrian piano maker’s limited edition Schönbrunn grand piano series has sold out within days of its launch at US-based music show NAMM.
- Lang Lang premieres a new perfume
He’s collaborated with some of the world’s leading brands including Montblanc, Adidas and Bombardier, and now Lang Lang has launched a new perfume, in tandem with Barbara Le Portz, founder of Fragrance Inspirations (Art in a bottle).
Contents for International Piano
Jeremy Siepmann explores piano duos with some of the world's leading exponents
The return of Ivo Pogorelich
The next generation of musical role models
Life on the open seas
Part four: Piano trios
The Piano Etude
The evolution of the genre, in conversation with Clare Hammond
Newark College’s course for piano technicians
Residential courses in the coming year
Search and rescue
Discovering Antoine Reicha’s Grandes Sonates