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 IP_September-October-2018_20180820-1September/October 2018

IP meets the Tuscany-born pianist Vanessa Benelli Mosell, a protégé of Stockhausen whose playing combines technical brilliance with an impeccable sense of style; celebrating the centenary of prodigious musical polymath Leonard Bernstein; Warsaw’s inaugural Chopin Competition on Period Instruments; and what insights can a harpsichordist offer pianists who play Bach?

Plus, Alice Sara Ott introduces her new album of music inspired by nightfall; developing psychological and physical awareness at the keyboard; Cristina Ortiz explores the teachings of Alfred Cortot; how to utilise the sostenuto pedal effectively; choosing the right degree for a successful career in music; gender equality in piano competitions; stride and blues master Art Hodes; Katya Apekisheva’s musical influences; and sheet music from Chopin’s Polonaise in B-flat major Op 71/2.

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