News Archive


Pianist Mixes Rock, Blues and Classical Influences

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Pianist Hiromi has blended rock, blues and classical influences into her music that people from all walks of life can appreciate.

“At a show, I’ll look out from the stage and see a woman with a pearl necklace next to a guy in a Grateful Dead T-shirt next to a young kid with his mom,”...

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Fantastic Piano Offers For Our Keyboard Newsletter Subscribers

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

We are running some brilliant pianist offers this Month for new joiners of our My Keyboard Lessons and newsletter subscribers. For the chance to win piano teachers resources and My Keyboard Lessons teachers T-shirts and much more please fill in the box below to start receiving some great drumming...

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Grandmother Plays Piano With Fazil Say

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Pianist Fazil Say recently played piano with a 65 year old fan in Antalya after a recent performance.

Münevver Ercan, who attended piano courses after discovering music through her grandson, went to the venue after learning Say would perform.

Ercan also gave organic eggs to Say as a...

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Pianist Andrey Gugnin Wins Bachauer Competition

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Russian pianist Andrey Gugnin, has won the 16th Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition which featured 37 pianists, from 14 nations.

The nine-member international jury gave Gugnin the top prize, which includes a gold medal and a $40,000 cash award, after his songful performance...

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Hungarian Pianist András Schiff Receives Knighthood

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Hungarian pianist András Schiff received a knighthood this month from the British state for his contributions to music.

Schiff, who left Hungary in 1979, received the honour on June 14th, the day of the Queen’s “official” birthday celebrations, when titles are given out. This follows...

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Actor Ansel Elgort to Portray Pianist Van Cliburn

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Actor Ansel Elgort, the recent star of the hit film The Fault in Our Stars, will portray pianist Van Cliburn in an adaptation of the Howard Reich book of the same name.

The Andrew Stern written film reunites Elgort with some of the producing brass of current hit “Stars”.

Says Deadline,...

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Jazz Pianist Horace Silver Dies At 85

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Jazz pianist Horace Silver passed away on June 18. He was 85 years old. The cause of death has not been revealed.

The Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Horace’s death on June 18 in New Rochelle, New York, ABC News reports.

Horace was born September 2, 1928 in...

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Meet Keyboard Players Marshall Jefferson, Adamski and Luke Soloman

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

SSR has a long history with many Keyboard and Synth artists who have influenced electronic music. Acid House musicians ‘808 State’ formed while studying music at SSR in the 1980’s, and numbers from artists such as ‘Two for Joy’, ‘Awesome Three’ and ‘Together’...

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Arturia announces availability of canny ‘Connie’ organ emulation

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Steve Nieve, 2014 (piano and keyboards for Elvis Costello and The Attractions) says, “Arturia has brought the VOX Continental into the 21st Century. All of the parameters you would expect to be ‘tweakable’ have been faithfully...

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Piano – Digital verses Analogue – which is best?

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

My Keyboard Lessons have been informed that Digital pianos and keyboards have existed for many years, but technology limitations have mean’t they struggled to reproduce the sounds of the actual instrument.

The following video by BBC Click meets the founder and owner of audio software...

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Piano events happening now

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

My Keyboard Lessons have found the best piano related events, lessons, training and festivals for you to visit over the next few Months. Check the list for full details of our piano and keyboard events

City Lit Summer Schools

Date: 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2014

Club Name: City of London...

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New John Ogdon TV Show on BBC 4

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Piano lovers please note that in a new show for BBC 4, Brenda,  Richard and Annabel tell the personal story of John Ogdon: the Husband, Father and Genius. Featuring new archive and contemporary performances as well as interviews with those who knew him well. Living With Genius is a profile of one...

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Kenton cultivates more MIDI connections with GPI-compatible converter

Monday, June 16th, 2014

MIDI utilities specialist Kenton is proud to announce availability of the GPMX-16 MIDI to GPI and GPI to MIDI converter — the latest addition to its growing family of compact and sturdy MIDI utility boxes, that allows any GPI-equipped device to ‘talk’ MIDI — as of June 13…

But...

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Australia to Attempt Piano Record

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Australia is set to try and create a record attempt tomorrow when more than 100 pianists will play pianos at the same time.

At the Australian Piano Fair there will be more than 100 instruments, so organisers hope to have 100 pianists playing Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. Jarred Finnigan, from...

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Pianist Rudolf Buchbinder Cancels Shows

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Pianist Rudolf Buchbinder has cancelled this weekends performances with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra due to acute bronchitis.

Mr. Buchbinder was slated to play Richard Strauss’s “Burleske” with the PSO in the final concert of its 2013-14 classical subscription season. The orchestra...

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