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Weber: The masters of grand pianos

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In a list of the foremost quality grand piano manufacturers Weber would be near the top of the list if not placed at number 1. They have been around for such a long time and have produced pianos for some of the biggest names in history including concert pianists, popes and word leaders (including Queen … Continue reading

Great new series for the new year – Jamie Cullum’s Piano Pilgrimage

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As a young piano enthusiast Jamie Cullum strikes something of a lonely figure – only a handful of young musicians choose to take their piano playing into the mainstream and none have done so with more success than him. Now the 34-year-old has set off on a journey across the UK to see how the … Continue reading

French Piano maker Pleyel closes its doors

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There was sad news last month as the world of music mourned the closure of one of the world’s foremost producers of high quality pianos. Pleyel is synonymous with top of the line, perfectly crafted piano,s and the company was founded by Ignace Pleyel, a composer, publisher and inventor. The manufacturer is one of the … Continue reading

Yamaha’s new ‘In Conversation with…’ series

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If you’ve ever wondered what the top pianists, both competition and concerto, think about their own development as musicians and technicians as well as their thoughts in the development of pianos themselves then you might be interested in the new Yamaha series ‘In Conversation with…’. The collection of short interviews delves into the thoughts of … Continue reading

Spanish pianist faces jail for ‘noise pollution’

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Budding pianists might want to take notice of the story which emerged earlier this month from Spain. Professional concert pianist Laia Martin faces jail time over claims that her piano practice sessions caused noise pollution and left a neighbour in the apartment above with psychological damage. The neighbour, Sonia Bosom, claims that the constant noise … Continue reading

Even professionals can hit a bum note with an orchestra

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If you’ve ever felt under pressure during a performance, or even a speech, then spare a thought for Maria João Pires, the famous Portuguese pianist who specialises in Mozart concertos, who ended up practicing for the wrong concerto. She only realised her error once the accompanying orchestra was started up by the conductor playing Piano … Continue reading

Top 10 pianists of all time

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It would be difficult to pick just ten of the best composers and players of the piano as it is an instrument with such history and heritage. In the list below there will no doubt be some familiar names for the more serious and studious piano enthusiasts. However, with so many brilliant composers throughout the … Continue reading

Guitar Hero inspired piano

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Modern society has produced many time saving gadgets and introduced us to new ways of experiencing leisure activities. The latest innovation produced by students at Ulm University in Germany however has to be one of the most intriguing new developments. Their Guitar Hero inspired piano allows players to learn without the need for a teacher. By … Continue reading

Celebrating 30 Years of Yamaha’s Clavinova Piano

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The Clavinova is an iconic digital piano created by the Yamaha Music Corporation. It is now 30 years since the first Clavinova, the CLP, appeared in 1983. This was one of the first digital pianos to acknowledge that pianists, accustomed to the touch and feel of an acoustic piano, required a digital instrument capable of … Continue reading

Abandoned Pianos – Can You Help?

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Recent years have seen record numbers of unwanted pianos being thrown away and disposed of in tips. What are the reasons for this, and are there signs of a reduction in the dumping of pianos? Piano Manufacturing Today In the early twentieth century, Britain was one of the leading piano manufacturers in the world. Today … Continue reading