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.
Hélène Grimaud leads us on a mind-expanding journey through the music of Mozart and Silvestrov; Steinway fleet transforms Cardiff's Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama; Margaret Fingerhut finds solace in Bach’s fugues during the chaos of the pandemic; and is there such a thing as a national style of piano playing in Hungary?
Plus, rediscovering the power of live music at the Chopin Institute’s summer festival; 14 pages of free sheet music including our masterclass on how to achieve a true singing line in Thalberg’s transcription of Rossini’s operatic quartet ‘Mi manca la voce'; Bertrand Chamayou introduces his new album of keyboard lullabies; revelling in the responsiveness of Yamaha’s new Clavinova 700 Series; key international piano competitions in 2021; the pros and cons of taking a graded approach to piano pedagogy and a look at the innovative new syllabuses from the UK’s leading music exam boards; debunking the myth that men and women excel at different repertoire; Russian pianist Georgy Tchaidze; and Tamara Stefanovich shares her passion for music through the ages.