An American special: Pianist 126 out now

20 May 2022
By Ellie Palmer
American piano legend Van Cliburn stars on the cover, 11 scores from the USA's greatest composers, and an investigation into the lure of American piano schools. Plus, enjoy masterclasses on creative scales, leaps and stretches


What's in this Issue?

✔ The story of Van Cliburn – The American pianist who emerged seemingly overnight from obscurity to worldwide fame

✔ 40+ PAGES OF SCORES – 13 scores in total, with 11 by US composers including Joplin, Gershwin, MacDowell, Beach and more

✔ Masterclass 1 – Mark Tanner on managing leaps and stretches

✔ Masterclass 2 – Graham Fitch on interesting ways to improve your scales

✔ A survey of American composers – Plus Dr. Samantha Ege on Florence Price

✔ Coming to America – Why do thousands of pianists flock to the US each year to study? Warwick Thompson investigates

✔ Piano Teacher Help Desk – Syncopation & swing: how to teach your pupils to get into the groove 

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✔ Marc-André Hamelin – The Canadian virtuoso talks American Rags

✔ EXCLUSIVE VIDEO LESSONS for all levels – from Graham Fitch, Chenyin Li, Tim Stein, Martin James Bartlett and more! Watch Graham's latest lesson below

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