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.
In the January/February 2023 issue of International Piano, British pianist Sir Stephen Hough makes some astonishingly frank revelations in his new memoir; Bryce Morrison examines Simon Barere’s penchant for fast tempos in a new series examining the recorded legacy of artists whose playing divides opinion; and we visit the Steingraeber workshop in Bayreuth to find out whether handcrafted pianos are superior to factory-built instruments.
Plus, Nicolas Stavy on recording two Shostakovich world premieres; 9 pages of free sheet music including the scores for Raoul Pugno’s Humoresque and Philip Cashian’s The Distance of Night; summer schools and short courses for pianists in 2023; Maria Martinova returns to the studio with a new solo album; introducing a pioneering festival for piano duos in the suburbs of Paris; our report from the revived Long-Thibaud Competition in Paris, where two young pianists shared first prize; Rina Sala Gallo Competition winner Young Sun Choi; Joseph Moog picks five recordings that have fostered his own taste for risk; and what motivates pianists to adopt a stage name?