16 January 2021
By Ellie Palmer
Plus masterclasses on stamina, a look into pianists in film, and 40+ pages of sheet music
Main image: ©Sasha Gusov
International Tchaikovsky Competition Gold Medallist Alexandre Kantorow will be the star of issue 118 of Pianist, out on 22 January.
Inside, the Frenchman opens up about life after taking home Gold at the world famous competition at its most recent instalment in 2019, plus his adoration for all things Brahms.
Kantorow performs Brahms Piano Sonata No. 3 to an Empty Concert Hall, on Medici TV
Elsewhere inside the latest issue, Mark Tanner gives a welcoming masterclass on stamina at the piano and Graham Fitch addresses technical difficulties in three of this issues Scores.
Lucy Parham, Nils Franke and Melanie Spanswick also offer up three How-To-Play lessons on three pieces from inside the issue. Also inside...
✔ Pianists on the silver screen: Warwick Thompson takes us on a whirlwind tour of fictitious pianist characters that appear in the movies (with lots of Rach 2 on the agenda!)
✔ Keys and their meanings: Ever wondered why a piece was composed in a particular key? John Evans comes up with some interesting observations
✔ EXCLUSIVE VIDEO LESSONS for all levels – from Graham Fitch, Chenyin Li, Tim Stein, Martin James Bartlett and more