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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
In search of Grieg: The composer's piano, preserved at the Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen
Swiss master Andreas Haefliger
Noriko Ogawa on music and autism
The latest from Husum and Lagesse, plus listings
The Taubman Approach
Freedom and comfort
In search of Grieg
Italy’s Premio Venezia
Reflections on the Congress of Vienna