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.
In our October issue French pianist Vincent Larderet talks to International Piano about his strong affinity for Scriabin, whose music is the focus of his latest album. Elsewhere, Mark Bebbington celebrates the 150th anniversary of Vaughan Williams′s birth with a survey of the composer′s fascinating yet rarely performed piano works; Martha Argerich′s artistic development is revealed in a series of historic live performances and interviews that showcase lesser-known aspects of her career; and our tribute to German pianist and conductor Lars Vogt. Plus, 14 pages of free sheet music and a masterclass from Angelo Villani on his haunting transcription of ‘Dido’s Lament’ by Purcell; celebrating the 50th anniversary of Spain’s Santander Competition; Irina Lankova introduces her new recording that matches Scriabin with Chopin; Michael Church reports from this year’s Verbier Festival; Murray McLachlan’s technical refresher course for recommencing pianists continues with a focus on touches; Cliburn Competition gold medallist Yunchan Lim; British pianist Ian Hobson selects special recordings from across the years; and do twin pianists have any advantage over other duos?