Issue 114 OUT NOW

22 May 2020
By Ellie Palmer
Plenty of lockdown learning to crack on with, advice for online piano lessons, plus we sit down with Russian pianist Zlata Chochieva



We are back with another jam-packed issue of Pianist! We've got plenty of new advice for all levels, insight into how to deal with bad eyesight, online piano concerts we recommend to keep you busy, plus plenty of sheet music for you to dig into. Here's a more detailed look:


  • An exclusive interview with Zlata Chochieva; the Russian pianist creating quite a stir
  • 13 pieces to learn, including familiar works by Schumann and Beethoven to a romantic gem by Merikanto and a jazzy Amazing Grace
  • Masterclass No 1: Mark Tanner on finding the right way to phrase
  • Masterclass No 2: Graham Fitch on how to practise correctly
  • Three 'How To Play' lessons – beginner (Berens study), intermediate (Schumann Remembrance) and advanced (Debussy Valse romantique)
  • Jazz legend Dave Brubeck: This year sees the 100th anniversary of the birth of this modern-jazz icon. Philip Clark addresses his life and legacy
  • The Eyes Have It: What do we do if our eyesight begins to fail? Andy Stewart speaks to experts and recipients in search of the answers
  • The Virtual Teacher: Kathryn Page finds online teaching a real eye-opener and offers some great tips for others that are having a go
  • Pedalling: Three concert pianists and one technician talk to John Evans about the intricate art to successful pedalling
  • EXCLUSIVE VIDEO LESSONS for all levels – from Graham Fitch, Chenyin Li, Tim Stein, Martin James Bartlett and more


Prefer digital? No problem. You can download the latest issue direct to your phone, tablet or laptop. The digital edition comes with the following extras:

✔EXTRA sheet music

✔45 minutes of music to enjoy

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✔ 2 hours of video




While you're ordering the issue, why not take a listen to The Best of Zlata Chochieva?