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.
Russian pianist Andrey Gugnin pays homage to Leopold Godowsky with his new album of virtuoso rarities; understanding the austere artistry of German pianist Wilhelm Backhaus; 15 pages of free sheet music including Kathryn Stott’s masterclass on the magical subtleties of Fauré’s Nocturne No 4 and Wiener Urtext’s new edition of Beethoven’s piano works.
Plus, the top summer festivals for piano lovers; Penelope Roskell shares her warm-up sequence to release tension before practice; Martino Tirimo explores Beethoven’s rebellious streak; Peter Donohoe shares his private passion for Mozart; Anne-Marie McDermott leads the Bravo! Vail Festival from strength to strength; Seong-Jin Cho scales the heights of Romantic pianism; Lise de la Salle discusses her musical influences; Bulgarian pianist Emanuil Ivanov; and how should pianists respond to negative reviews?