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- Winners of the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition announced
The Texas-based Van Cliburn International Piano Competition has concluded its 14th instalment and named Vadym Kholodenko, 26, as recipient of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal and Van Cliburn Winner's Cup.
- Legal struggle over Wagner table piano
One wouldn’t expect a battle over the piano on which Richard Wagner composed parts of the Ring to be anything but epic. The Bechstein tablepiano, a gift to the composer from King Ludwig II in 1864, is the subject of a prolonged lawsuit in which Iris Wagner, one of several great-granddaughters,has opposed both the city of Leipzig and the Richard Wagner Foundation overofficial ownership.
- Birmingham Conservatoire to host Delius and Ireland celebration
Birmingham Conservatoire will host a five-day festival during 17–21 June to showcase the work of Delius and Ireland, including performances of the complete solo piano works and piano concerto by John Ireland.
- The Elgar Society releases free online archive of The Journal
Back issues of The Journal published by the Elgar Society are now available online and free of charge, opening up a 15-year archive of articles, essays and research papers to all those with an interest in Elgar and his legacy
- Martha Argerich set to perform at Manchester International Festival
World-renowned Argentinean pianist Martha Argerich is set to give a rare performance at the Bridgewater Hall on 12 July, as part of the Manchester International Festival (MIF)
Contents for International Piano
Britten © Tully Potter Collection
Lucy Parham mixes words and music
Benjamin Britten’s love/hate relationship with the piano
Prokofiev: Shakespearean sage or Soviet court jester?
Getting away from it all – apart from the piano
Love and loss
The cult status surrounding pianists who have died young
The latest pianos previewed