17 March 2023
By Ellie Palmer
Polish content aplenty inside issue 131 with Rafał Blechacz adorning the cover plus plenty of Chopin chitchat inside! There are also 40+ pages of scores to play, including extra beginners scores and technical masterclasses from the pros.
What's in this issue?
✔ Rafał Blechacz The Polish pianist talks to Pianist about his total adoration for Chopin, and about how the composer's Sonatas spoke to him after the pandemic
✔ 40+ PAGES OF SCORES Debussy’s Nocturne, Paderewski’s Sarabande, Chopin’s Mazurka Op 68 No 3 and Kashperova’s Rose No 1 are just four of the pieces that will touch your heart
✔ The Pianist 2023 Amateur Piano Competition All the details about our brand-new online competition! Could this be your time?
✔ Step-by-step lessons Including an intoxicating lesson on Cécile Chaminade's Méditation
✔ Masterclass 1 – Mark Tanner on perfecting opening and closing statements
✔ Masterclass 2 – Graham Fitch on pattern recognition
✔ Chopin, Chopin, Chopin – Marjan Kiepura delves into the composer and offers up useful tips for mazurka playing
✔ Which piano should I buy? Choosing a piano can be exciting but overwhelming: John Evans speaks to three concert pianists to find out how they go about it
✔ Piano Teacher Help Desk How to prepare for a performance
✔ EXCLUSIVE VIDEO LESSONS for all levels – from Graham Fitch, Chenyin Li, Tim Stein, Martin James Bartlett and more! Check out this issue's lesson below.
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