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.
Alexandre Kantorow makes history as the first French pianist to win Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Festival; Angela Hewitt offers tips for interpreting Beethoven; Ivo Pogorelich returns to the recording studio in pursuit of his ideal piano sound; and key conservatoire courses in the US and UK.
Plus, exploring the transformation of the French School of pianism; how to achieve effortless and natural rubato; sheet music of Beethoven’s Sonata in F minor and works by Adolf von Henselt and Douglas Lilburn; Lucy Parham celebrates Clara Schumann in words and music; how London’s Royal Academy of Music is arming the next generation of pianists with essential skills for life as professional musicians; Piers Lane finds divine inspiration on disc; British pianist Alexander Ullman; IP meets the pioneering sound engineer at the helm of Tonal Studios in Vienna; Rockschool’s new piano syllabus; and lyrical jazz pianist Michel Petrucciani.