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Yamaha Music London has announced details of its free concert series, The Silent Piano Sessions. Each concert will be performed on Yamaha’s new Silent Piano, an acoustic piano with pioneering Silent Technology which allows audience members to listen to the CFX Concert Grand – a piano 19 years in the… Read more

The Wigmore Hall will be the venue for Bohemian Notes, a special fundraising evening on July 23 2017, raising vital funds for leading charity Parkinson’s UK. Internationally renowned classical musicians, Tai Murray (violin), Elena Urioste (violin), Jennifer Stumm (viola), Laura van der Heijden (cello) and Tom Poster (piano) will be… Read more

Bristol and Munich are the next cities to join Play me, I’m Yours, a project by British artist Luke Jerram. Touring internationally since 2008, the project provides pianos on streets, in public parks, markets and train stations. The instruments, which bear the simple instruction ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’, are available for everyone… Read more

Faber Music has launched a new teaching guide by Anthony Williams. The Piano Teacher’s Survival Guide is a resource that tackles universal issues and common frustrations faced by piano teachers and pianists.  According to the publishers, ‘from preparing for the very first lesson to mastering fiendish fingering and performance anxiety, Williams’… Read more

Applications for the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition opened on 1 June and two significant developments have been announced: a major partnership with the Lang Lang International Music Foundation and a new Leeds Piano Festival to take place in Leeds and London over eight days in May 2018. These innovations are key… Read more