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Pianist Stephen Hough Performs with Norfolk County Youth Orchestra

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The Norfolk County Youth Orchestra (NCYO) played with Stephen Hough at a special appearance at St Andrew’s Hall in Norwich on Thursday, April 17.

The internationally acclaimed pianist, who was made a CBE in the 2014 New Year Honours, played Dvorak’s Piano Concerto in G minor, with Andrew...

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Acclaimed Pianist Returns to Direct Second Hellensmusic Festival

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Hellensmusic Festival takes place this year from May 2 to May 5 at Hellens Manor, Much Marcle, bringing some of the world’s greatest musicians to Herefordshire in an exciting programme that combines unmissable concerts and masterclasses.

Praised as the ‘Glyndebourne of chamber music’...

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Schubert and Rachmaninoff Fare Best in Kimura Parker’s Recital

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Canadian-born pianist Jon Kimura Parker worked hard at his recital Thursday night at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. He clearly felt an affinity for the music, which he had arranged himself from the orchestral score, working up big, rhythmically complex climaxes that displayed his mastery of...

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International Pianist Omar Khairat to Play at the Cairo Opera House

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Renowned Egyptian musician Omar Khairat will perform for three consecutive evenings — 28, 29 and 30 April — at the Cairo Opera House’s main stage.

Khairat is a reputed composer and pianist, whose original compositions — which bridge contemporary Arab music and western...

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Second City Chamber Series Goes to Africa With Pianist William Chapman Nyaho

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Hearing African music is rare in the South Sound – hearing African classical music is even rarer. But Tacoma audiences will get the chance this weekend as the Second City Chamber Series features Seattle pianist William Chapman Nyaho with local musicians playing chamber works by composers from Nigeria,...

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Young Pianist Lisiecki Prepares for Mozart Marathon

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Great musicians often seem to come out of nowhere, but with 19-year-old Jan Lisiecki, it’s almost true.

That’s not a comment on his hometown of Calgary, Alberta. The Canadian/Polish pianist probably could have grown up in almost any metropolitan area and still found his own way...

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Acclaimed Pianist Gives Recital at Stowe School

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

The acclaimed pianist Mei Yi Foo is giving a recital in the Ugland Audiorium at Stowe School at 7pm on April 30, as part of the school’s Chung Steinway concert series.

The Wednesday evening concerts, which celebrate the opening of Stowe’s new music school and the school’s new status as...

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Garland Symphony Orchestra to Feature Award-Winning Pianist

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The Garland Symphony Orchestra will feature pianist Alex McDonald during its Concert VII at 8 p.m. May 9 at the Granville Arts Center Brownlee Auditorium, 200 N. Fifth St.

McDonald has soloed with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de Mexico , the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Fort Worth Symphony...

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BBC Musician Of The Year 2014

Monday, April 21st, 2014

BBC Young Musician, the UK’s leading contest for young classical musicians, begins on Friday 18 April, presented by two of today’s biggest classical music artists – trumpeter Alison Balsom and guitarist Miloš Karadaglic

BBC Young Musician Category Finals begin on Friday 18 April on BBC...

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Piano Teacher Living in Tent on Portobello Beach

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

With its stunning sea views, easy beach access and room for a piano, it boasts all the hallmarks of an estate agent’s dream. So when Ben Treuhaft’s marriage broke down he decided to “get away from it all” and set up home on Portobello beach.

He bought a tent – designed to withstand...

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Keyboardist Ian McLagan to Release New Solo Album

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Keyboardist Ian McLagan may have tentative plans next year for a Faces reunion and a Small Faces 50th anniversary concert, but first, the 68-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will take time to promote a new solo album. United States, McLagan’s first studio effort since 2008′s Never Say Never,...

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Pianist, Orchestra to Perform April 27 in Madison

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Pianist, teacher and composer Paul Zeigler of Madison will be the pianist for Beethoven’s “Emperor Concerto” when the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey performs in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the College of St. Elizabeth at 2 Convent Road in Morris Township.

The concert also...

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ArtPlay Parlor Series Presents Pianist Ji on May 1

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Young Concert Artist Ji will perform a program of works by Bach/Busoni, Schubert, Corigliano, Beethoven and Ravel for his ArtPlay show Thursday, May 1.

Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “a gifted young pianist who is clearly going places,” 22-year-old Ji began his career at the age of 10,...

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Pianist to Perform Gershwin in Long Beach

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Concert pianist Akiko Dohi will perform Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” on Sunday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Long Beach.

Dohi is a concert pianist, award-winning composer, lecturer and vocal coach. Born in Osaka, she received a bachelor’s degree in piano from...

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Top Young Pianist Will Put On A Hepworth Show

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The latest Jazz Cafe musical evening at The Hepworth Wakefield, in conjunction with the Yorkshire Live Music Project, will see a much-anticipated performance by pianist-composer Sam Leak and his band Aquarium.

The band’s first two albums, Aquarium and Places, received glowing reviews, with...

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