A Piano for Every Child May Sound Impossible, but in Some Schools It’s Happening!

Gowing up, Lisha Lecari studied piano, listened nonstop to Aretha Franklin, the Beatles, and Bach, played guitar, and attended rock concerts. “During my last year of high school I got hooked on studying music in depth, not just listening to it, discovered the thrill of counterpoint, and pretty much from then on knew I wanted… Continue Reading

Talking Great Teachers And Students With Two Piano Masters – Anastascia Tsioulcas

The relationship between a teacher and a student can be transformative. It’s a particularly important relationship in classical music. A teacher is part mentor, part manager — even a parental figure. Recently, I had the unique opportunity to sit down with two piano greats who bring a special dynamic to this conversation: pianists Gary Graffman… Continue Reading

New Owner Promises Handmade Steinways For Years To Come

For 160 years, the pianos made by Steinway & Sons have been considered the finest in the world. So when hedge fund billionaire John Paulson recently bought the company, it struck fear in the hearts of musicians: Would the famously handcrafted pianos be changed, for the sake of efficiency? Paulson, who owns several Steinways himself,… Continue Reading

Blind, autistic piano prodigy inspires others

Blind, Autistic Piano Prodigy Inspires Others A young man who was born blind and autistic found his voice through music. He now helps others find their voices. Rex and Friends kicks off this weekend with a live concert to raise funds for music education for the autistic and blind. The driving force behind this event… Continue Reading

Piano virtuoso from Kazakhstan invited to Britain’s Got Talent

  Oleg Pereverzev from Chick Flick band, a virtuoso pianist from Kazakhstan, has been invited to Britain’s Got Talent show, Tengrinews reports. His first audition will take place on November 19 in London. Britain’s Got Talent (often shortened to BGT) is a British television talent show competition which started in June 2007 and originated from… Continue Reading