Issue 121 OUT NOW

23 July 2021
By Ellie Palmer
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