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Recent Articles & News
World's largest piano unveiled this week!
Back in 1987, the German-Latvian piano maker David Klavins introduced the world's largest upright piano; Model 370, which is two floors high. On display to the public for the first time on Friday this week, the even bigger Model 470i has already created a buzz among piano enthusiasts. Piano Street's Patrick Jovell had a talk with David Klavins about his latest innovations. Read more...
Success, or Just a Sensation? Stuart Isacoff on Van Cliburn’s Moscow Win — 60 Years On
Piano Street has met the author of When the World Stopped to Listen: Van Cliburn’s Cold War Triumph and Its Aftermath, a personal and moving book presenting a sympathetic but honest account of the life of the legendary American pianist. Read more...
Alexandre Kantorow Wins Tchaikovsky Competition
The 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition concluded at night on June 27. In the piano category the Gold Medal went to the French pianist Alexandre Kantorow and an unexpected special prize was awarded to Chinese pianist Tianxu An. Read more...
What’s Inside Steinway’s Secret Vault?
To get inside Steinways’s new secret addition to their New York Factory, you must be invited. “The Vault” has over $3 million in exotic veneers, waiting for the right buyer at the right time. Read more...
Alexander Gadjiev – To Save the World
Our meeting took place in Krefeld, at Kawai – the Japanese make of piano with which Alexander Gadjiev has become so familiar since his success at the Hamamatsu competition. Now his career is really taking off in Europe too: Gadjiev is a BBC New Generation Artist until the end of 2021 and is also one of the 25 chosen contestants at the upcoming 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition, 17-29 June in Moscow. Read more...
Through Nupen’s Eyes: Young Legends Play Mozart
On 11 March 1966, two great young pianists appeared together in public for the first time: Daniel Barenboim and Vladimir Ashkenazy played Mozart's Concerto for two pianos at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon. Looking in the back mirror we realize the unique importance of this performance hi-lighting the two young pianists in the middle of building world famous careers. Read more...
German Piano Award 2019
Frankfurt Musikmesse kicked off its 2019 edition by presenting the 9th edition of The International German Piano Award’s Grand-Prix-Final Concerts. This year’s winner in the finals at Alte Oper Frankfurt on March 31 was South Korean pianist Jeung Beum Sohn. Read more...
Build a Paper Piano with Nintendo Labo!
Not enough space for a piano? A foldable paper piano may solve that particular problem but don’t expect to play your favourite piano pieces on it. Read more...
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Piano News Flash
New Old Music To Discover
Born within a year of one another, female composers Dora Pejacevic and Rebecca Clarke gained little recognition during their own lifetimes and it has only been in recent years that their music has become better known, and deservedly so. Read more at interlude.hk
Left-Handers In Music?
Did you know that "International Left Handers Day" is an international day observed annually on August 13 to celebrate the uniqueness and differences of the left handers? Read more at classicfm.com
Iconic Evans and 1968
"Bill Evans has shaped the harmony of every jazz pianist of the past fifty years." Read more at steinway.com
Meet Alma Deutscher
She's different from other prodigies we have known, because at the age of 10 she wrote an opera, which demands comprehensive mastery; not just how to play the piano, but, what is the range of the oboe? What can a cellist play? We don't know how she understands it all. Read more at bsnews.com
Mozart At Tanglewood
An encore broadcast from the 2018 Tanglewood season, Juanjo Mena conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Garrick Ohlsson as the soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9 "Jeunehomme". Read more at classicalwcrb.org
Global Piano Boom!
With direct government involvement, the Chinese strategy to conquer the world of classical music includes a coherent strategy that operates from the ground up, including building the infrastructure for their booming classical musical sector. There are stunning new concert halls in Shanghai, Beijing, and Harbin to showcase classical music. Read more at ludwig-van.com
Kung Fu Pianist
“I realised when I hit 40 that I wasn't in good shape physically, I had to do something about it. So I looked around for the hardest way to do that”. Read more at cloudfront.net
Parkinson's Therapy
His Parkinson's "seems to be moving to a worse state at a slower rate than it would be otherwise" and he puts this down to the piano and "trying to have a positive attitude". Read more at bbc.com
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Piano Street Site Updates
15 January 2019:
Urtext editions of Debussy Clair de lune, Chopin Prelude in E minor and Major Piano Scales are now available to download for free at Piano Street.

21 December 2018:
The premiere issue of the magazine about the world of piano competitions is available for free download at Piano Street.

10 April 2018:
Visit Piano Street at the Frankfurt Music Expo.

19 april 2017:
New CD release by Op 111 Productions: "Alma Brasiliera" with pianist Paulo Steinberg.

25 november 2016:
13 Easy Pieces by Beethoven and Gurlitt.

18 February 2016:
New pieces with piano practice tips added to the line of Instructive Editions.

Latest Piano Albums
Doomin Kim:
Mendelssohn - Piano Works

Doomin Kim, a 16-year-old from South Korea currently studying in Paris, says of the music on his debut album: “Mendelssohn’s music is like reading a book – a romantic story, a fairy tale or a poem. I hope that people will find peace in their hearts when they listen to it.”
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Ivan Ilic:
Haydn - Symphonies, transcribed by C. D. Stegmann

Ivan Ilic found these rare Haydn transcriptions when sifting through two boxes full of old, dusty scores, which a friend had inherited through an improbable sequence of events. “The enthusiasm I have encountered wherever I have played them has persuaded me to make this recording”.
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Zachary Lopes:
Muszynski - Piano Sonatas

Robert Muczynski (1929-2010) was one of the most well-respected American composers of the 20th century, who was never influenced by compositional trends or fashions. His style - a tonal, warmly expressive neo-Classicism - changed very little over the four decades he was active.
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Gábor Farkas:
Chopin - Ballades and Impromptus

Gábor Farkas won the Weimar International Liszt Competition in 2009 and has since made three Liszt albums. In 2017 he recorded works by Schumann - now he has turned to the next great Romantic composer of that generation: Chopin.
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