Expert advice for every piano enthusiast
International Piano offers a rich mix of inspiration and guidance to pianists and piano fans around the world, from dedicated amateurs and students to professional pianists, teachers and aficionados. Celebrating the piano in all its forms, including the fortepiano and digital keyboards, each edition of our magazine is packed with interviews, features, news and reviews showcasing the top artists of today and yesteryear.
Practical advice for players runs the gamut from articles on technique and repertoire to learning resources and study courses, plus the latest developments in piano technology. Our goal is to draw together the fascinating strands that make the piano such a popular instrument, enhancing every reader’s knowledge and supporting those who strive to master its challenges.
Víkingur Ólafsson shares his struggles and success with Mozart as he launches his latest album; how Schnabel’s search for transcendence came to define the Austro-German school of piano playing; Benjamin Ivry considers the collaborative qualities that make a successful art song duo; and key piano courses from conservatoires around the world.
Plus, 12 pages of free sheet music including Javier Perianes' masterclass on performing Chopin's 'Funeral March'; Cordelia Williams introduces three new projects that draw on her experiences of the pandemic; Murray McLachlan begins a new series exploring 12 essential skills for mastering the piano repertoire; looking ahead to this year's London Piano Festival; Seong-Jin Cho on Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto; exploring The Art of Fugue with Filippo Gorini; Jonathon Brown visits rural France to meet a zany company that creates floating pianos; Montreal Competition winner Su Yeon Kim; and Sebastian Knauer hails artists who connect with audiences.