Hearing some of the greatest artists to ever play the piano is both motivating and inspiring. Much can be learned from watching the technique of great pianists as well as listening to their interpretations. Below are a sampling of inspiring YouTube videos of our greatest artists.
Pianist Gabriela Montero has some fun improvising on a German folk song at a concert in the Koln Philharmonie. Click here.
Past Van Cliburn competition winner Olga Kern plays the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3, 1st movement.
Vladimir Ashkenazy plays Concerto No. 12, first movement by Mozart.
The great Artur Rubinstein plays the Chopin Polonaise in A-flat.
Canadian pianist, Glenn Gould in a recording session of the Goldberg Variations by J. S. Bach.
Kristian Zimmerman plays the Chopin Scherzo in B-flat minor.
The incredible Martha Argerich plays the first movement of the Tchaikowsky Piano Concerto No. 1.
American pianist, Van Cliburn plays the Rachmaninov Concerto No. 2, 1st movement.
Murray Perahia plays the Chopin Waltz, Op. 34, No. 3.
Many of our best known pop, jazz and classical artists are generating a new excitement for music and the piano. From the smooth jazz sounds of Diana Krall to the hip piano duo of Anderson & Roe, you can learn more about the newest wave of pianists and their upcoming concerts.
Jazz Pianist Diana Krall: http://www.dianakrall.com/
Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Roe: http://andersonroe.net
Greg Anderson: http://andersonpiano.com/
John Legend: http://www.johnlegend.com/us/tour