News Archive


Australian Pianist to Play his Home Town

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Virtuoso pianist Lachlan Glen will make a special visit to his home town on a rare Australian tour with vocalist Kyle Bielfield.

The duo Bielfield and Glen released a debut album, Stopping By, in 2013 before touring the US.

They are now in the midst of their first Australian tour and...

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Teenage Pianist Misses London Performance

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Four Palestinian musicians were set to take the stage at Earls Court in London last night but one musician had to miss the performance due to the conflict in Gaza City.

Sara Aqel, 14, auditioned by video-link to win her place on the Choir of London Bursary scheme in April. Supported by the...

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Pianist Michael Berkovsky to Perform at Madison Community House

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Pianist Michael Berkovsky will perform at the Madison Community House on Friday 5th September.

The Canadian-Israeli pianist made his New York debut at Avery Fisher Hall and has toured as a soloist in Ireland, Costa Rica, Japan, Italy, Israel, Canada, and the United States. He has won numerous...

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Pianist Richard Clayderman to Perform in Hanoi

Monday, July 28th, 2014

World-renowned French pianist Richard Clayderman is set to perform alongside Vietnamese musicians in a concert in Hanoi late next month.

The “Richard Clayderman in Concert” show will take place on August 23 night at the Vietnam National Convention Center at 57 Pham Hung, Tu Liem District.

During...

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Win tickets to see pianist Danill Trifonov at Londons Royal Albert Hall

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Would you like to be the lucky winner of a pair of tickets to see piano player Danill Trifonov’s recital at the Royal Festival Hall, London on the 30th September 2014? If so please go to https://www.pianistmagazine.com/Competitions/30/Win_Daniil_Trifonov_recital_tickets_at_the_Royal_Festival_Hall_on_30th_September/More-Info/ 

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Hilarious piano pictures

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Check out these funny photos of piano and keyboards and pianists. Also notation in strange places and pianists playing on a motor bike! Also some really cool pictures like a piano keyboard doorbell and a keyboard staircase.

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“Play it again Sam” piano up for sale.

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The iconic piano from the 1942 Hollywood classic “Casablanca” will go up for sale at a film memorabilia auction in New York in in 2 Months time. Expect to see Bonhams auction house selling it. The piano is expected to be one of the stars of thirty items from the classic World War 2 drama put...

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Piano man Billy Joel Gets Gershwin Honour

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

My Keyboard Lessons has been tipped off that grammy-winning singer-songwriter and pianist Billy Joel is to get the Gershwin Award for Popular Song. The 65-year-old, who is best known for writing tunes like Uptown Girl, Piano Man and New York State of Mind, is the 6th winner of the prize. Awarded...

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Hundreds Turn up for 8-year-old’s Piano Concert

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

8-year-old Dylan Spoering who advertised a “free piano concert” in his front garden had a fantastic surprise when a crowd of hundreds turned up to watch thanks to the power of the internet.

Passerby Thomas Rehbein was cycling home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, earlier this week when...

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Pianist Kirill Gerstein Embraces Classical Jazz

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Pianist Kirill Gerstein will be the star of the opening concert of this year’s Edinburgh International Festival, which is hotly tipped to be a great performance.

His story began 35 years ago in Voronezh, a city in Russia’s “black earth” region, where he grew up amid a cultivated musical...

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Artist’s Plan to Drop a Piano off 27-Storey Tower is Blocked

Monday, July 21st, 2014

A Turner Prize-nominated artist’s proposal to drop a piano from the top of a 27-storey tower block of flats has been barred after nearby residents called it “dangerous and ludicrous”.

Catherine Yass, 50, hoped to perform the stunt at the empty grade II-listed Balfron Tower in Poplar “as...

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Pianist Paik Kun-woo to Perform in Jeju

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Renowned South Korean pianist Paik Kun-woo will hold a free solo concert to cherish the memory of those killed in April’s ferry disaster.

The concert is scheduled for Thursday 24th, which marks the 100th day since the disaster, at a port on the southern resort island of Jeju, where the...

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Pianist Carlo Grante to Perform Three-Concert Series

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Italian pianist Carlo Grante will present a three-concert series entitled “Masters of High Romanticism” at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City during the 2014-2015 concert season.

Each program will be devoted to a single Romantic-era composer: Frédéric Chopin...

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Korean Pianist Taek Gi Lee Stuns Crowd

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

A large crowd braved the rain to see Korean pianist Taek Gi Lee the winner of this year’s Hastings International Piano Competition perform at the Fairlight Hall.

Taek Gi Lee, the 17-year-old from South Korea who triumphed in the competition back in March, performed a stunning programme...

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Pianist Jason Rebello to Appear at Rye Jazz Festival

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Pianist Jason Rebello will be appearing at this years Rye Jazz Festival on Saturday 23rd August.

Jason has played to crowds of thousands of people on stage with Sting and Eric Clapton. But he still relishes performing in more intimate venues where he can establish a direct connection with...

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