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.
Rising star Lindsay Garritson unveils her first world premiere commission; exploring the complete discography of flawless French pianist Robert Casadesus; our guide to the most cohesive and expressive recordings of Chopin’s Préludes; looking ahead to the world’s leading piano competitions in 2020 and why amateur pianists are increasingly putting themselves to the test in front of professional competition juries.
Plus, 18 pages of free sheet music including Alexandra Dariescu’s masterclass championing the music of Lili Boulanger; Andrew Tyson is fascinated by how composers extract unique colours and sonorities from the piano; Norwegian pianist Pål Eide records on Grieg’s 1892 Steinway; London’s Fairfield Halls launches a new academy for pianists; how to play with accuracy and control; highlights from this year’s Festival de la Roque d'Anthéron; eclectic performer and composer Chick Corea; Malcolm Binns discusses the historic performances which shaped him as a pianist.