Issue 121 OUT NOW

23 July 2021
Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero stars on the cover and gives an exclusive interview inside. Plus, learn how to use transposition as a tool for memorisation



What's in this issue?

✔ Cover star Gabriela Montero: The Venezuelan talks to Jessica Duchen about improvising, Martha Argerich, and the need for change

✔ 40 PAGES OF SCORES: 14 pieces to learn, from beginner to advanced level – including Telemann's Prelude in D, Grieg's Berceuse Op 38 No 1, and Bach's Giga from Partita No 1

✔ Masterclass No 1: Graham Fitch on transposition

 Masterclass No 2: Mark Tanner on how to maximise use of the sustain pedal

✔ Three 'How-To-Play' lessons from teacher-pianists Melanie Spanswick, Nils Franke and special guest Mahan Esfahani 

✔ WIN a Kawai piano: Enter our 2022 Composing Competition to be in with a chance! Our cover star gives her top tips inside the issue. Enter the competition here

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✔ Beatrice Rana: The Italian pianist opens up on the darker side of Chopin

✔ How to improvise: Plenty of improvisation content inside this issue, including advice from three top improvisers as well as tips on how to incorporate improvisation into your piano lessons

✔ Piano Round-Up: Taking a look at the ins and outs of three new piano models

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