International Piano is a unique bi-monthly publication written for and loved by pianists and discerning fans of piano music all over the world.

Each bi-monthly issue includes interviews with top pianists and rising talent, performance tips, news, features, analysis and comment. You will find exclusive tutorials by concert artists, in-depth articles on piano recordings and repertoire, masterclasses on piano technique, and festival, concert and competition reports from around the globe.

Every edition includes a five-page Symposium, hosted by Jeremy Siepmann, which brings together leading experts and international pianists for a round-table debate.

Our comprehensive reviews section examines the latest recordings, books, DVDs, sheet music and concerts.

Plus, each issue includes free sheet music – often rare or newly released works – for readers to add to their collections.

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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

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Contents for International Piano

Jeremy Nicholas remembers Cuban pianist Jorge Bolet

Cover story
IP presents a rare interview with keyboard poet Elisabeth Leonskaja

Competition special

Industry insiders share their views on piano competitions, plus news from Monza

Piano partnerships
Part three: Piano duos

World Aids Day
Remembering those lost to Aids

Lessons from the past
Period performance practice on modern-day pianos

Contemporary music
Dejan Lazic’s new Piano Concerto

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Piano competitions are not for the faint hearted. There’s mounting pressure to perform, to gain the audience’s trust, to possess stamina worthy of a marathon runner – and that’s just the judges.

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