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Recent Articles & News

Substituting for the suddenly indisposed Janine Jensen, pianist Paul Lewis shares his ideas on his global Schubert project, classical repertoire focus and views on titans Beethoven vs. Schubert. Read more
The highly anticipated biennial releases of the ABRSM’s new syllabus publications are a significant event in the world of piano education, regardless of whether one chooses to participate in or teach the graded exams. Read more
The World of Piano Competitions is a magazine initiated by PIANIST Magazine (Netherlands and Germany) and its Editor-in-Chief Eric Schoones. Here we get a rich insight into the world of international piano competitions through the eyes of its producers and participants. Read more
Performing Ligeti’s complete Etudes is a challenge for any pianist. Young pianist Han Chen has received both attention and glowing reviews for his recording of the entire set for Naxos. We had the opportunity to speak with the pianist after his impressive recital at the Piano Experience in Cremona last fall. Read more
Susan Tomes' latest book is a captivating and thought-provoking exploration of women pianists’ history, praised for its engaging storytelling, thorough research, and insightful analysis. The book combines historical narrative with Tomes' personal insights as a performing female pianist. Read more
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Cleveland International Piano Competition at 50
Renowned pianist Margarita Shevchenko reflects on her 1995 Gold Medal win at the Cleveland International Piano Competition. She recounts her early training under Vera Gornostayeva and Sergei Babayan, her impressions of Cleveland, and the significance of Chopin's music in her artistry.
Read at ideastream.org
A Ravel Marathon
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet's lifelong dream was to perform the entire solo piano repertoire of Maurice Ravel in a single afternoon, showcasing his mastery of the composer's complex and intricate works.
Read at sfcv.org
The LEGO Ideas Grand Piano
This grand piano model, comprising 3662 pieces, is a stunning visual masterpiece that also comes to life with moving keys, pedals, and a motor, making it a unique treasure for LEGO and music aficionados alike.
Read at ynetnews.com
A Billionaire's Piano
Based Upon, a UK-based firm, recently unveiled its latest piano design, the Twist/D, at London's Eye of the Collector trade show in June 2024. The autonomous piano marks the company's first foray into this area, featuring its signature twist design.
Read at yankedesign.com
Pianist Aimard's Powerful Roots
French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard is a renowned authority in contemporary music, illuminating both new and past repertoire. With a distinguished international career spanning decades, he has built a vast discography while maintaining a strong commitment to teaching and sharing his expertise.
Read at theviolinchannel.com
Is Lim the Greatest Now?
Stephen Hough, British pianist and jury member, praised Yunchan Lim's performance, stating that he brought a unique quality to the piece, blending control with emotional intensity, power with tender lyricism, defying the notion that piano competition winners all sound alike.
Read at theguardian.com
Composers' Chopin Dedications
Many composers eagerly sought to dedicate their own compositions to Chopin as a testament to their profound admiration and reverence for the maestro. Even in the years following his passing,
Read at interlude.hk

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Latest Piano Albums


Anna Zassimova:
Defying Destiny

Designed as "a journey through the musical landscape of Russian destiny", Anna Zassimova's new album features Shostakovich, Medtner, and neglected works by Catoire, Mosolov, Schnittke, and Zaderatsky, all of whose works seem like parables of implacable destinies against which it seems futile to struggle, but which must be defied.
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Sandrine Erdely-Sayo:
Majestic Liszt

"Franz Liszt’s music has been an inspiration for me from a very young age and Majestic Liszt represents a childhood dream that immerses us in the poetry of Lamartine. It is a recording full of spirituality, love, and poetic thoughts." Sandrine Erdely-Sayo pours every ounce of her being into capturing the contemplative and song-like quality that pervades Liszt’s middle-to-late repertoire.
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Mikael Ayrapetyan:
Khachaturian – Ballet Transcriptions, Masquerade Suite

Mikael Ayrapetyan's recordings of music from his homeland Armenia have been met with admiration. Aram Khachaturian produced two ballet masterpieces – Spartacus and Gayane, symphonic in conception and, in the case of Gayane, marked by the use of leitmotifs. These piano arrangements maintain the texture and clarity of the original orchestral scores, preserving the essence of Khachaturian’s music.
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Freddy Kempf:
Matt Dibble – 24 Preludes & Fugues

Matt Dibble suddenly and tragically passed away in 2021 shortly after completing his 24 Preludes and Fugues for solo piano, a collection that showcases remarkable versatility, blending neo-Baroque, jazz, pop, and modernist influences into a deeply personal collection crafted over six years. Despite never meeting the composer, Freddy Kempf undertook the recording of Dibble's work with great enthusiasm.
Listen on NML >

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Rachmaninoff's complete piano works are now available in our sheet music library.

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