International news

Leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, Roland, has announced details of four new digital pianos. Launched on 14 September 2017, the pianos include the following features: FP-60 Digital Piano – a streamlined piano with premium sound and built-in speakers for home and stage. The FP-60 features Roland’s advanced piano… 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

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

The 12th jazzahead! ran from 27-30 April 2017 in Bremen, Germany. With over 4,500 exhibitors and participants from 60 countries, the international exhibition and festival welcomed 17,600 visitors to the Bremen Exhibition Centre, achieving a new visitor and participant record. This year’s exhibition included a full-day symposium, Improvisation and jazz for… Read more

A new initiative from The Juilliard School aims to extend the New York institution’s expertise beyond its bricks and mortar campus. Juilliard Open Classroom, which is being rolled out starting in spring 2017, offers a series of online courses that combine the latest in digital learning technology with the school’s tradition… Read more