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 Jean-Yves Thibaudet discusses his new album of repertoire favourites recorded during the pandemic; Benjamin Ivry assesses Saint-Saëns’s stature 100 years after his death; and prizes and surprises at this year’s Chopin Competition in Warsaw.
Plus, 16 pages of free sheet music including Leon McCawley’s masterclass on the quirky first movement of Haydn’s Sonata No 30 in D major; recording engineer Tony Faulkner on how to capture pianists at their best; Korean pianist Franziska Lee explores a selection of modern British masterpieces; a new online portal offers free access to 400 years of Polish music; Murray McLachlan concludes his series exploring 12 essential skills for mastering the piano repertoire with a look at modern and contemporary music; Korean-German pianist Jimin Oh-Havenith reconnects with her childhood musicality; listening to the piano in 3D sound; contemporary music advocate Anton Gerzenberg; and British pianist Daniel Grimwood on recordings that resonate with their times.