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 the June issue of International Piano, Turkish pianist Can Çakmur introduces his new album of modern repertoire inspired by folk music. Elsewhere we remember Radu Lupu, whose profound expressiveness masked a fizzy sense of humour; Ruth Slenczynska recalls her lessons with Rachmaninov, Cortot, Hoffman, Petri and Schnabel; and Colin Clark reports from the Orléans Competition for contemporary music.
Plus, 15 pages of free sheet music and a masterclass with Noriko Ogawa on performing Debussy's 'Clair de lune'; how pianists protect their hands from extreme technical challenges; easing playing-related injuries using the Taubman Approach; Murray McLachlan's technical refresher course for recommencing pianists continues with part two of his focus on finger independence and dexterity; Finnish pianist and artist Jasmin Fors explores masterworks by Chopin and Liszt; tracing the links between an historic piano and the origins of the Edinburgh Festival; Nicolas Hodges gives the UK premiere of Rebecca Saunders’ piano concerto; Russian pianist Miroslav Kultyshev; and Mariam Batsashvili on music that mixes sadness with sunshine.