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- Joanna MacGregor launches Dartington International Summer School 2015
Joanna MacGregor has revealed the full programme for Dartington International Summer School’s 2015 instalment, her first as artistic director. MacGregor, who is head of piano at the Royal Academy of Music, took over the post on a permanent basis following the interim appointment of Nicholas Daniel for 2014’s summer school.
- Dame Fanny Waterman to step down from Leeds International Piano Competition
Dame Fanny Waterman has announced that she will retire from her role as chairman and artistic director of the Leeds International Piano Competition following the 2015 event, as she approaches her 95th birthday in March.
- IP Reader offer: 50% off tickets to see Johan Hugosson at St James’s Church, London
Swedish pianist-composer Johan Hugosson will perform his new works Fate and Northern Lights on 28 November at St James’s Church, London – and IP readers can attend for just £10.
- London International Piano Symposium returns in February
The second London International Piano Symposium will be held 13-15 February at the Royal College of Music. This event focuses on the science of piano performance and pedagogy, bringing together a wide range of experts from musical and scientific fields to give three days of lecture recitals, papers and debates.
- IP writer Murray McLachlan publishes new piano technique book
Concert pianist, teacher and IP contributor Murray McLachlan has released a new book The Foundations of Technique, based on his ‘Masterclass’ series published in IP. The Foundations of Technique offers an innovative approach to technique. It includes information and exercises that are relevant for beginners and intermediate players as well as post-graduate students and professional concert pianists
Contents for International Piano
Jeremy Nicholas remembers Cuban pianist Jorge Bolet
IP presents a rare interview with keyboard poet Elisabeth Leonskaja
Industry insiders share their views on piano competitions, plus news from Monza
Part three: Piano duos
World Aids Day
Remembering those lost to Aids
Lessons from the past
Period performance practice on modern-day pianos
Dejan Lazic’s new Piano Concerto