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.
Alice Sara Ott takes listeners on a journey through Chopin’s Préludes with her latest album; Gary Graffman on his studies with some of the greatest pianists of the 20th century and teaching some of the greatest of the 21st; Isata Kanneh-Mason explores some fascinating byways of American music for solo piano; and introducing today’s top post-classical keyboard composers who attract vast online audiences.
Plus, 10 pages of free sheet music including our masterclass on Margaret Bonds’ ‘The Valley of the Bones’; Alfred Brendel celebrates recordings that carry the listener on a journey from first note to last; why breathing matters for pianists and how to develop a good technique; a new festival celebrates Ravel’s Basque influences; taking stock of challenges and opportunities for musicians in the pandemic; Quebec’s leading piano competition reaches global audiences online; French pianist Emmanuel Despax; and what are the qualities that make a great pianist?