Piano legend Elisabeth Leonskaja graces the cover of Pianist 125

22 March 2022
By Ellie Palmer
Plus, the winner of the 2022 Composing Competition is announced, summer courses and festivals for you to enjoy, 40 pages of scores including two versions of Brahms's Waltz Op 39 No 15 (beginner & intermediate), Piéce Romantique from Chaminade, Balakirev's Berceuse and more.

What's in this issue?


✔ Cover artist Elisabeth Leonskaja on the Mozart Sonatas

✔ 40+ PAGES OF SCORES: 14 Scores to learn, from an easy arrangement of Brahms Waltz Op 39 No 15 to Balakirev's glittering Berceuse

✔ Masterclass No 1: Mark Tanner on working with texture

✔ Masterclass No 2: Graham Fitch on bringing out your inner musician  

✔ Three 'How-To-Play' lessons from teacher-pianists Melanie Spanswick, Nils Franke and Nicholas Walker

✔ Piano Teacher Help Desk: How to teach 'texture' to your students

✔ Summer Learning: Now's the time to enrol on a summer course.  We speak to three veterans

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✔ Easy does it: The pieces that sound harder than they are! (And those 'easy' pieces that are anything but...)

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

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