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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  • 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
  • Antonio Pappano named patron of the Keyboard Charitable Trust
    Geoffrey Shindler OBE, chairman of the Keyboard Charitable Trust, has announced that the Royal Opera House’s eminent music director, Sir Antonio Pappano, has agreed to become the Keyboard Trust’s patron. ‘Since its foundation in 1991, it has become a tradition for the Keyboard Trust to be associated with musical excellence of the highest calibre. Sir Antonio follows in the footsteps of our co-founder, the late Claudio Abbado and, like him, is totally devoted to the development of talented young musicians,’ said Shindler.
  • Groundbreaking piano takes centre stage at Brighton Dome event
    Pianist Sarah Nicolls discusses the Inside-Out Piano, her recent collaborations with composers and piano makers and why she’s prepared an instrument with children’s socks for her upcoming residency at Brighton Dome’s earsthetic festival
  • Washington Post rebukes pianist Dejan Lazic’s request for review removal
    The Washington Post has rebuked pianist Dejan Lazic’s request to remove a review of his 2010 Kennedy Center recital from the paper’s website. 'To wish for such an article to be removed from the internet has absolutely nothing to do with censorship or with closing down our access to information’ said Lazic, in an email to the Washington Post. Instead, Lazic argued, he should have the right to control ‘the truth’ of his own public image.
  • REVIEW: Howard Shelley and the London Mozart Players at St John’s Smith Square
    It was pleasantly disorientating to sit down to a lunchtime concert that featured a chamber orchestra, particularly one as distinguished as the London Mozart Players (LMP). The ensemble has teamed up with pianist-conductor Howard Shelley to bring a six-part series of Mozart concertos to London’s St John’s Smith Square, with instalments taking place once a month until April 2015.

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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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