27 January 2017
Articles include interview with Anna Tsybuleva, how Beethoven taught, the importance of Hanon (ouch!) and more...
Highlights for issue 94...
This issue focuses in on the famous Leeds International Piano Competition. The irrepressible Dame Fanny Waterman has handed over the reigns to two new artistic directors, Paul Lewis and Adam Gatehouse. They’re giving the next 2018 Competition a real makeover, so read about all the exciting innovations coming our way
The young Russian pianist Anna Tsybuleva is our cover. Anna won the most recent Leeds Competition in 2015. We ask her what it’s like to have been suddenly been catapulted into the limelight of the piano world
The 2 Masterclasses:
-Mark Tanner on mindful piano playing
-Graham Fitch addresses piano playing questions from readers (don’t forget, Graham demonstrates on his video lesson on the Pianist TV Channel!).
The 3 ‘How to Plays’:
-Beginner lesson on an arrangement of Amazing Grace
-Intermediate lesson on a romantic piece by Fanny Mendelssohn
-Advanced lesson on Schubert’s Impromptu in A flat
Scores include works by Clementi, MacDowell, Beethoven, Handel, Debussy and more – plus the Abba classic ‘Thank You For The Music’
Other features include How Beethoven Taught, the pros and cons of Piano Exercises, an interview with British pianist Peter Donohoe, a trip to the factory of German piano maker August Förster and more
Tune in to our huge library of lessons to watch (some 70 to date, and forever growing) on the Pianist TV Channel.
Plus watch our house pianist Chenyin Li performing many of the pieces that have featured inside the Scores.