Pianist 130 Feb/Mar 2023
Leeds International Piano Competition winner Alim Beisembayev stars on the cover! Plus plenty of advice on thumb fingering and preparing for a performance, as well as 40+ pages of scores to learn
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What's in this Issue?
✔ Alim Beisembayev The 2021 Leeds International Piano Competition winner talks to about life after the big win and the challenge of taking on Liszt’s mighty Transcendentals
✔ 40+ PAGES OF SCORES 15 scores in total including a sultry bolero from Alfredo Casella, a shimmering tone poem by Amy Beach, a slow ragtime waltz from Scott Joplin and lots more
✔ Step-by-step lessons Including a fascinating lesson on Rachmaninov's Prelude in G major Op 32 No 5
✔ Masterclass 1 – Mark Tanner on how to prepare for a performance
✔ Masterclass 2 – Graham Fitch on how to get the best out of the thumb
✔ Rachmaninov@150 – As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the great composer's birth, Warwick Thompson takes a fresh look at the life of this brilliant, adored, yet depressive man
✔ Out of Sight John Evans speaks to two pianists blind from birth on how we can all benefit from listening as intently as they do
✔ Learning the Piano Later Pianist Carlos Gardels looks at the stories of some eminent late starters as inspiration for the late bloomers among us
✔ Alexander Malofeev Who is this Russian genius? Zsolt Bognár finds out
✔ Piano Teacher Help Desk Sounding out repertoire for the smaller hand
✔ EXCLUSIVE VIDEO LESSONS for all levels – from Graham Fitch, Chenyin Li, Tim Stein, Martin James Bartlett and more! Take a look at Graham's latest video lesson below.
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