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Pianist Strikes Emotional Notes In Homage To Mother

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

In her one-woman show, “The Pianist of Willesden Lane,” Mona Golabek portrays her own mother, recounting her escape from the Holocaust. As if that weren’t challenging enough, Golabek simultaneously plays piano on stage — the music of Bach, Beethoven, Debussy and Grieg — underscoring...

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Pianist Stops Concert Due To Mobile Phone

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Hearing a phone ring during a classical concert would put any performer off – and pianist Christian Zacharias is no different.

The world-famous German maestro was playing Haydn’s ‘Piano Concerto’ at the grand Gothenburg Concert Hall, Sweden, earlier this week, when he...

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Star Pianist Lang Lang Chosen For Special UN Role

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

The world-renowned Chinese pianist Lang Lang has been selected to be a United Nations “Messenger of Peace.” He says he intends to focus on global education for children in his new role.

Making the announcement of Lang’s selection for the role at a news conference on Monday,...

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Jazz Pianist Jarrett Goes Classical with Bach CD

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Keith Jarrett declared he was done with classical music recordings after recovering from the chronic fatigue syndrome that sidelined him for nearly two years in the late 1990s. But the jazz pianist has just released his first classical recording in 15 years, a two-CD set of Johann Sebastian Bach’s...

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World-Renowned Pianist David Helgott Heading To Tasmania

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Acclaimed pianist David Helfgott is returning to Tasmania next week for a statewide tour starting in Burnie. His first show will be at Burnie’s Arts and Function Centre on Tuesday.

Helfgott’s solo recital will include popular romantic works from a repertoire of great composers.


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Tigran Hamasyan, The Pianist Giving Jazz An Armenian Twist

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

He’s the hottest pianist in jazz and he likes to mix things up, whether it’s bebop, thrash metal or dubstep. But his heart is in the folk music of his native land.

Somewhere, there’s home-movie footage of a three-year-old Tigran Hamasyan at his childhood home in rural Armenia....

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Tom Hardy Confirmed To Play Elton John

Friday, October 25th, 2013

The Elton John biopic Rocketman has cast its Captain Fantastic: British actor Tom Hardy, who previously played Bane in The Dark Knight Rises.

The film will be directed by Michael Gracey, according to Deadline, and its script was written by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, War Horse). Focus Features...

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Israeli Pianist Promises Unique Take On Mozart

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

The beautiful melodies of Mozart charm and sooth modern-day listeners, but during his day, the great 18th-century composer’s music was considered radical.

“When you read critics in Mozart’s time, they hated it, it was too complex for the time,” said Israeli guest conductor...

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Unsigned Pianist Lands Dream Job

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

It’s the chance of a lifetime for the Midlands’ very own Piano Man – after he was picked to perform before music legend Billy Joel when the star appears in Birmingham.

Unsigned James Sayer, 25, will play an hour-long set at the LG Arena after being spotted on YouTube by entertainment...

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Pianist Aleyson Scopel to Make Carnegie Hall Debut

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

As Brazil readies to host two major international sports events in the next three years – the World Cup and the Olympics – New Yorkers have a number of opportunities to discover a number of contemporary Brazilian artists, including musicians.

The city is in for an extraordinary...

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Pianist Anton Kuerti Taken To Hospital Mid-Recital

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Canadian pianist Anton Kuerti has been taken to hospital after falling ill during a recital in Florida.

According to eyewitnesses, Kuerti became disorientated and started repeatedly playing the same passage.

“One of the audience members who’s also a pianist actually went...

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The Piano Guys Play On The Great Wall Of China

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Using only a piano, cello, and asian percussion instruments including the Erhu and Guqin, The Piano Guys have revealed their latest Chopin-inspired track.

Once they were granted a permit to film on the Great Wall, they had to decide on which music to record. As well as including the classical...

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Multi Award Winning Pianist Joins Manchester Camerata

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Multi award-winning pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet will perform a double bill of piano concertos when Manchester Camerata return to Stafford Gatehouse.

The programme features Mozart’s charming Piano Concerto No 17 and Haydn’s Piano Concerto in F, Jancek’s folk-infused Suite for Strings...

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Pianist Wins Award

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Melbourne pianist Hoang Pham has won the prestigious 2013 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year award.

His performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 Op.23 at Saturday night’s grand final at Melbourne Town Hall was described by the judges as outstanding.


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Pet Shop Boys Synthesize Time And Style

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Even by the outré standards of the 1980s — when music was full of smooth criminals and material girls — the Pet Shop Boys stood out. Two fashion-conscious English guys with the crisp enunciation of schoolteachers, the pioneering duo made electronic synth-pop that looked to the future just as...

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