News Archive

Hilary Swank Plays a Pianist with ALS

Friday, August 29th, 2014

In George C. Wolfe’s You’re Not You, based on the novel of the same name, Hilary Swank stars as Kate, a classical pianist who’s diagnosed with ALS.

And thanks to her diagnosis, Kate finds herself in need of an assistant. Enter Bec (Emmy Rossum), a college student and would-be rock singer...

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Cuban Pianist Wins Music Contest in Portugal

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Young Cuban musician Daniel Rodriguez was the winner of the superior category of the Contest of Prizes to Young Musicians, in Portugal.

The award guaranteed the 20 year-old interpreter his participation in the finals to obtain the prize Young Musician of the Year, in September.

In his...

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Pianist’s Impromptu Performance Goes Viral

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

A young pianist, who impressed shoppers at Liverpool One with an impromptu performance, has gained more than 11,000 Facebook likes and 4,000 shares in just a matter of days.

The video shows John-Paul Riley playing a cover of River Flows in You from Samuel Vallée.

Faris Khalifa filmed...

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Pianist Rolls Through Ottawa on His Bicycle-Driven Piano

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Davide Martello is used to turning heads when he rolls into a public square towing his grand piano with a bicycle.

When he set up Wednesday afternoon under Maman, the giant spider sculpture in front of the National Art Gallery, it was the 28th — or was it the 29th? — world capital he had...

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XILS-lab takes the s(tress) out of sibilance with transparent de-esser plug-in par excellence

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Music software company XILS-lab is proud to announce availability of XILS DeeS — an easy-to-use de-esser plug-in for all major Mac (OS X 10.5 or higher) and PC (Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8) compatible formats for rapidly ridding voice recordings of all sibilant-related...

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Worlds biggest piano goes on tour.

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

The World’s largest piano is set to make its second grand tour at the end of August 2014. The piano’s maker Mr Adrian Mann, says he is looking forward to taking the ‘grand’  piano on its latest journey to Auckland and Hamilton at the end of the month. Logistics experts will...

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Would you like to review the new Modulus 002 synth?

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

My keyboard lessons teachers and students have been allowed exclusive access to the all new Modulus 002 keyboard. We are looking for a top pianist come journalist to review the piano based synth for us. If you feel that you can do this then please contact us using the contact tab at the top of the...

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Pianist Scott Cossu to Play Benefit Concert

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Internationally acclaimed pianist Scott Cossu is set to play a benefit concert today.

Cossu, one of the first “New Age” artists with the Windham Hill record label, will present the benefit concert, with John Croarkin on flute and other wind instruments, for the Lummi Island Heritage...

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Pianist Inon Barnatan Set to Bewitch Audiences

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Pianist Inon Barnatan is set to bewitch audiences when he makes his debut as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic performing one of Mozart’s longest concertos, Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat.

“This concerto is one of Mozart’s greatest,” Barnatan said recently from his home...

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Jazz Pianist Cecil Taylor Conned Out of $500K Award

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Jazz pianist Cecil Taylor is accusing his good friend and contractor Noel Muir of conning him out of his $500,000 award.

Muir, who is from Uniondale, was to be arraigned on a charge of grand larceny. If he is convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison, authorities revealed.


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Jazz Pianist Diana Krall Headed to The Grand

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

After Elvis Costello’s recent performance at The Grand, it has been announced that Costello’s wife, Grammy Award-winning pianist/singer Diana Krall, will also be performing there.

Krall, whose most recent release was 2012’s T-Bone Burnett-produced “Glad Rag Doll,”...

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Lebanese Pianist Plays to Crowds at Prague Airport

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Pianist Maan Hamadeh’s impromptu piano concert at the Prague airport has struck a chord, garnering nearly 900,000 views on YouTube since it was posted last Thursday.

“I spent 12 days in Europe without playing music, so I missed playing and became very excited about it,” Maan Hamadeh...

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Russian Pianist Performs at Gabala Festival

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Famous Russian pianist Oxana Yablonskaya has successfully performed at the 6th Gabala International Music Festival.

Yablonskaya performed works from world famous composers, including Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn and Mozart accompanied by orchestra, AzerTag state news agency reported.


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One-Handed Pianist Reworks WW1 Song in Tribute to Veterans

Friday, August 8th, 2014

One-handed pianist Nicholas McCarthy has reworked the classic First World War song Roses of Picardy in tribute to the veterans.

The song Roses of Picardy was a nostalgic song from the Great War era and brought comfort to soldiers in the trenches and their families back home.


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Pianist Daniil Trifonov to Open Classical Concert Series

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov is to open a new international concert series in Birmingham on Wednesday October 1st.

Trifonov’s reputation for outstanding performances, musical insight and expressive intensity comes on top of all the attention he received in 2010/11 when he won medals at...

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