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Keyboardist Don Airey Releases ‘Keyed Up’ Solo Album

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Legendary keyboardist Don Airey (Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow) has just released his new solo album, “Keyed Up”, via Music Theories Recordings.

Don has played with pretty much everyone worth playing with, and is currently working and touring with Deep Purple. This new solo...

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Concert Pianist Angela Hewitt Says Music Brings Its Own Rewards

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Practice and travel mean the life of a concert pianist is not easy. But music brings its own rewards.

A few years ago, Angela Hewitt was in a taxi in Atlanta, in the southern US state of Georgia. The taxi driver said to her: “So what do you do?” “I play the piano around the...

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Chinese Pianist Launches European Tour

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Chinese pianist Li Yundi kick-started his 2014 European tour on Tuesday evening in London, performing many well-known Western and Chinese music.

During the two-hour performance at the Royal Festival Hall, Li played Schumann’s Fantasie in C, Liszt’s Tarantella, and Beethoven’s...

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Pianist Recreates Magic of Great Female Composer

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Renowned pianist Imogen Cooper returns to the concert hall in Reading in March, with a programme of works celebrating the life and loves of Schumann and his wife, Clara Wieck. The programme also includes works by Schubert and Brahms.

Recognised worldwide as a pianist of virtuosity and poetic...

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Pianist and Holocaust Survivor Dies, Aged 110

Monday, February 24th, 2014

An acclaimed pianist regarded as the oldest Holocaust survivor has died in London aged 110. Alice Herz-Sommer’s ordeal inside Nazi death camps is recounted in a film up for an Oscar in the coming week.

Family members told the Israeli online newspaper Ynet on Sunday that the 110-old Auschwitz...

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Elton John Movie Special Showing Live

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Experience Elton John on the big screen as Fathom Events, CinemaLive, and Rocket Music Entertainment Group bring “Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano” to nearly 700 select movie theaters for a spectacular two-night event on Tuesday, March 18 and Wednesday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m.

Captured...

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Famed Pianist Van Cliburn’s Effects on Auction Block

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Hundreds of items from the estate of the celebrated U.S. pianist Van Cliburn are scheduled to go up for auction in March.

New York auction house Christie’s has scheduled a March 4-5 auction of the collection. The items were left behind in Cliburn’s Fort Worth-area mansion when he died a...

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Award-Winning Pianist and Town Orchestra Join Forces

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The Horsham Symphony Orchestra is delighted to welcome local award-winning concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith as soloist for the first of its two March concerts on Saturday, March 1, at The Capitol Horsham.

Warren will be performing Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Piano Concerto with the orchestra.

The...

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Gary Numan Keyboardist Joins Tribute Group

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Gary Numan’s former keyboard player will be playing the rocker’s songs once again after joining a tribute group.

Adrian Crickmer, also known as Ade Orange, performed in the electro-pop pioneer’s band for 22 years before he quit in 2006 to open his own pub in Surrey, England.

He...

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Hungary Honours Malaysia’s Leading Pianist Claudia Yang

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Malaysia’s leading pianist Claudia Yang was honoured with the “Pro Cultura Hungarica” award in recognition for her efforts to popularise Hungarian music.

“I felt extremely honoured to receive the award because of my contribution in spreading Hungarian culture, especially...

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Famous Concert Pianist on Trial for Sexually Assaulting Boys

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

A famous concert pianist has gone on trial yesterday accused of sexually assaulting boys who came to him for music lessons. John Briggs, 65, is appearing at Bradford Crown Court charged in connection with offences against five boys spanning a 24-year period from 1969 to 1992.

The youngest was...

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Lang Lang Committed to Introducing Chinese Music to the World

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Lang Lang, a renowned Chinese pianist, said Saturday that he will work to introduce Chinese music to the world and serve as a link between Chinese musicians and American audiences.

Lang, who presented his concert Friday night in the Paramount theater in Charlottesville, a city in the state...

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Pianist Alexander Schimpf to Perform with the Las Vegas Philharmonic

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

One of Tchaikovsky’s most beloved concertos and Sibelius’s Second Symphony, two masterworks that have not been performed by the Las Vegas Philharmonic in 10 years, feature on the orchestra’s “Rising Star” concert program on Saturday, March 8th at 7:30 p.m. at The Smith...

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Return of Acclaimed Young Italian Pianist

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Alnwick Music Society kicks off the second half of its season with a concert next week. The event, at Alnwick Castle’s Guest Hall, takes place next Thursday and sees the return of young Italian pianist Alessandro Taverna.

Alessandro was born in Caorle near Venice in 1983 and studied at the...

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Superstar Chinese Pianist

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Grammy Awards spread the love to a wide variety of artists, but performances on the Grammys’ international telecast are a much more rare opportunity. It’s one that pianist Lang Lang enjoyed twice this year.

First was his much-ballyhooed collaboration with rockers Metallica on their...

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