International Piano

Archived since Jan/Feb 2012 Modern Archive Bi-monthly

84 issues

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.

Latest issue

Our June issue features on the cover the Italian pianist Saskia Giorgini, whose new Liszt album is released in June on Pentatone. Renowned for her refined and poetic playing, Giorgini’s new album contains the complete Consolations and Liebestraüme. Peter J Rabinowitz talks to her about approach to Liszt’s music and why she believes in playing complete cycles. Other major features include an appreciation of the great piano teacher Sulamita Aronovsky, who died last year aged 93, from Michael Church, who knew her personally. Charles Timbrell write’s this month’s Repertoire Guide, with a survey of the recorded history of Chopin’s Polonaise-fantaisie, his last major masterpiece for solo piano.
 
Bryce Morrison continues his series on ‘Polarising Pianists’ with a detailed discussion of the recordings of Rachmaninov, often cited as one of the greatest pianists of the first half of the 20th century. Our One to Watch is the young British pianist William Bracken, who is still studying at Guildhall School of Music & Drama but is already making a major impression. Emmanuel Despax talks about his new album for Signum, ‘Belle époque’, and the personal significance to him of the music he has chosen, from Poulenc to Ravel, while Murray McLachlan continues his educational guide for those who might be returning to serious piano study. Among our extensive reviews this month, Ates Orga considers the legacy of the American pianist Byron Janis, as presented in a box-set of his recordings for Mercury Living Presence. New recordings from Zlata Chochieva, Isata Kanneh-Mason, Piers Lane and many others are also reviewed, along with recitals in London and Boston, as well as a Yuja Wang concerto appearance in Aix-en-Provence.

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  • First Issue: Jan/Feb 2012
  • Latest Issue: June 2023
  • Issue Count: 84
  • Published: Bi-monthly
  • ISSN: 2632-8216