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 December issue of International Piano, barrister and virtuoso Paul Wee shares the secrets of his success as he prepares to record his fourth album; we mark the bicentenary of composer César Franck with a survey of his keyboard masterpieces; the Honens International Piano Competition turns into a victory parade for Ukrainian winner Illia Ovcharenko; and 8 pages of free sheet music including Felix Borowski’s Valsette in G and ‘Starlight and Snowflakes’ from Donald Thomson’s Winter Piano Music.
Plus, Steinway unveils its latest Spirio concert grand; archival recordings reveal the fine pianism of Una Bourne, a long-time collaborator of soprano Dame Nellie Melba; Alexandra Dariescu champions concertos written by women; Murray McLachlan considers the art of sound production in his technical refresher course for recommencing pianists; bringing sheet music alive with PlayScore2; Santander Competition winner Jaeden Izik-Dzurko; celebrities celebrate the piano on BBC Radio’s Desert Island Discs; Birmingham plays host to two concerto premieres; London PianoFestival bounces back from the pandemic; Husum Festival director Peter Froundjian shares his pick of revelatory recordings; a dozen of the finest piano memoirs to read this Christmas; and should gender come before talent when programming composers?