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.
Lyrical virtuoso Benjamin Grosvenor releases his new album of Chopin piano concertos; exploring the otherworldly extremes of Liszt’s music; how to respond to pianists behaving badly; Norma Fisher revels in the inherent theatricality of Debussy’s first Étude in our piano masterclass, plus scores by Paderewski and Francis Pott.
Plus, piano performances reign supreme at the Beijing Music Festival, including the unveiling of a new concerto; online courses and learning resources for pianists; how to shape phrases with confidence and conviction; multifaceted pianist Burkard Schliessmann on Schumann, synaesthesia and scuba; fluid swing pianist Eddie Heywood; lamenting the decline of comedy inspired by classical piano; Romanian pianist Iulia Marin; and Roger Vignoles reveals the recordings that sparked his career as an accompanist.