Pianist 118 Feb/Mar 2021
International Tchaikovsky Competition Gold Medallist Alexandre Kantorow stars on the cover, plus we delve into the world of pianists on film
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What's in this Issue?
✔ Cover star Alexandre Kantorow: The 23-year-old French pianist talks to Peter Quantrill about life after winning the Tchaikovsky
✔ 40 PAGES OF SCORES: 12 pieces to learn, from beginner to advanced level, including Chaminade’s dreamy Aubade, the Sarabande from Bach’s English Suite No 2, a sonata movement by Diabelli and Schubert’s flowing Impromptu Op 90 No 2
✔ Masterclass No 1: Graham Fitch offers up more practice exercises for the pieces we’re learning
✔ Masterclass No 2: Mark Tanner on gaining stamina at the piano
✔ Three 'How To Play' lessons from teacher-pianists Lucy Parham, Nils Franke and Melanie Spanswick
✔ Pianists on the silver screen: Warwick Thompson takes us on a whirlwind tour of fictitious pianist characters that appear in the movies (with lots of Rach 2 on the agenda!)
✔ Keys and their meanings: Ever wondered why a piece was composed in a particular key? John Evans comes up with some interesting observations
✔ EXCLUSIVE VIDEO LESSONS for all levels – from Graham Fitch, Chenyin Li, Tim Stein, Martin James Bartlett and more. Watch Graham's latest lesson below