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Recent Articles & News
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...
Keep Track of the Latest Piano Albums with Piano Street
Piano Street’s mission is to promote classical piano music, and we are always looking for new ways to enable you to listen, learn, and play. There’s no question that piano playing is thriving all over the world, and on the World Wide Web – just look at the flood of new recordings, videos, and streamed concerts constantly available just a few clicks away. Read more...
Chopin and His Europe
The whole piano world is teaming up for the 18th International Chopin Competition to be held in Warsaw, 2 to 23 October 2020. Stanislaw Leszczynski of The Chopin Institute talked to Piano Street’s Patrick Jovell at the Philharmonie in Warsaw. Read more...
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Piano News Flash
A Touch Free Piano
Feeling the beat of the music, two Cornell College students have tinkered for hours on an ultrasonic gesture controlled piano. Read more at kcrg.com
The Best Beatle Pianist?
"When I taught myself piano I liked to see how far I could go, and "Martha My Dear" started life almost as a piece you'd learn as a piano lesson," he said in Many Years From Now." Read more at cheatsheet.com
Unsnobbish Transcriptions ?
A new generation of pianists seems to have caught up with Horowitz's perspective. Though they present daunting technical challenges, Liszt's transcriptions of the Beethoven symphonies - as well as his versions of other symphonic works, opera excerpts and songs - are not just virtuosic gimmicks. Read more at nytimes.com
Kanneh-Mason's Clara Schumann
The young pianist's release is a boldly assertive celebration. Two centuries after her birth, this tribute to Schumann is a muscular argument for her music, which is influenced more by Chopin than her husband Robert. Read more at theguardian.com
Ghostly e-Piano Competition
It begins with a haunting image. A grand piano sits on a Twin Cities stage. Beautiful music pours forth from it. The keys move, but there's no pianist to be found. Read more at twincities.com
Angela Kim Plays Chopin
Angela Kim visited IPR's Studio A to perform Chopin's Nocturne Op. 62, No. 1. She talked about Beethoven, as well as her work as both soloist and collaborator. Read more at interlochenpublicradio.org
Kenner, Music and Humor
"Humor helps us escape harsh realities of the world," Kenner said during a press event Tuesday in Insa-dong, central Seoul. "I feel that humor is very important. It can change the way that we look at life. It can really transform an entire life - more important than aspirin." Read more at koreaherald.com
Jeremy Nicholas Remembering George Gershwin
George Gershwin (Jacob Gershowitz) died of a brain tumor at the age of 39 on July 11 in 1937. While Gershwin's music was first sold in the form of sheet music, piano rolls, and records, by the time he achieved national attention in the 1920s, a new revolution had emerged: public broadcast radio. Read more at gramophone.co.uk
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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
Ivo Pogorelich:
Beethoven & Rachmaninov - Piano Sonatas

In 1980, Martha Argerich proclaimed Ivo Pogorelich a genius and resigned from the jury of the Chopin Competition when he was eliminated in the third round. He has remained a controversial figure ever since. This is his comeback album after two decades of only sporadic live performances.
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Isata Kanneh-Mason:
Romance - The Piano Music of Clara Schumann

Clara Schumann’s bicentenary falls in 2019; She was famous across Europe as one of the most important pianists of her era, as well as the wife of Robert Schumann. Less familiar, though, is her own music - but Isata Kanneh-Mason is on a mission to change all that.
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Haochen Zhang:
Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev - Piano Concertos

Since winning the gold medal at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Haochen Zhang performs regularly with the world’s top orchestras. Here he collaborates with the Lahti Symphony in Tchaikovsky’s famous First Concerto and Prokofiev’s youthful Second.
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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet:
Haydn - Piano Sonatas Vol. 8

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet continues his award-winning series of Haydn sonatas. A couple of early efforts are coupled with one of the most performed of Haydn’s sonatas, No. 59 in E-flat.
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