Venezuelan star Gabriela Montero to appear on the cover of Pianist 121

24 June 2021
By Ellie Palmer
The August/September issue of Pianist (121) is out on 23 July, and is now available to pre-order

Issue 121 of Pianist (out 23 July) is now available to pre-order!

Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero gives an exclusive interview inside, where she opens up on her love for improvisation.

There are plenty of Scores to learn inside this issue, ranging from beginner to advanced. Telemann's Prelude in D, Grieg's Berceuse Op 38 No 1, and Bach's Gigue from Partita No 1 are all included.

Our How-To-Play teachers – Melanie Spanswick Nils Franke – give step-by-step lessons on Cuthbert Harris's Regent's Park (On the Lake) and Grieg's Berceuse. We have a special guest How-To-Play teacher this issue: Critically acclaimed harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani gives a fascinating lesson on Bach's Giga from Partita No 1.

Mark Tanner presents a masterclass on how to maximise use of the sustain pedal, whilst Graham Fitch looks at how we can use transposition to help us learn a piece.

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Also inside, we launch the 2022 Pianist Composing Competition! The winning score takes home a stunning Kawai piano. Find out more inside the issue. 

There is so much more inside this issue yet to be announced, so make sure you pre-order your copy today.