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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.
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