5 MUST-WATCH online piano performances

08 June 2020
By Ellie Palmer
We take a look back at the last week of live-streamed performances, and highlight our favourite five

1. The Kanneh-Masons

Our favourite musical family have been hosting live streams every week from their home. 

For this week's performance, the seven siblings were joined by their parents, and by classical guitarist Plinio Fernandes. They dedicated this latest stream to "George Floyd, and to our families and communities affected daily by racism and racist violence."


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2. Reuben James


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The pianist, singer and songwriter this week shared a hymn to his Instagram followers. Reuben is heavily influenced by jazz, and that comes across strongly in this video, with some stunning harmony shining through.

It's a very powerful, moving performance. Do take a listen.



3. Adrian Lord

Enjoy 20 minutes of original work from pianist Adrian Lord. He plays a collection of his own compositions, including Northern Lights, A Million Words, Little Star, The Wedding and Time To Remember. 



4. Pavel Kolesnikov & Samson Tsoy

Wigmore Hall recently began a series of (social distanced) lunchtime concerts in collaboration with BBC Radio 3. All concerts are of course played in front of an empty audience. On Friday 5 June, pianists Pavel Kolesnikov and Samson Tsoy joined forces to give a performance of Schubert’s inimitable Fantasie in F minor.

Pavel was on the cover of issue 103 of Pianist.


5. Daniel Barenboim

© Silvia Lelli / Deutsche Grammophon / Medici TV

Watch the incredible Daniel Barenboim play Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, live from an eerily empty Pierre Boulez Saal concert hall in Berlin.


Main image: © Stuart / Nottingham