Instrument - Piano

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BergenMozart, Piano Concerto No. 20

Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor, K466
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Leif Ove Andsnes

AmsterdamMozart: Piano Concerto No. 23

Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 23 in A major, K488
Jan Willem de Vriend; Dejan Lazić
PIANO COMPETITIONS
ARD International Music Competition Munich
Categories:
Violin, Piano, Guitar, Oboe
Entry deadline:
Entries now closed.
Finals:
Munich, 28-Aug to 10-Sep 2017
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Leeds International
Piano Competition
Categories:
Piano
Entry deadline:
31 Oct 2017
Early rounds:
April 2018 - Berlin, New York, Singapore
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
Categories:
Piano
Finalist concert: October 2017
Texas
2017 Winner:
Yekwon Sunwoo
ARTICLES

Five of the world's strangest pianos

You might think you know what a piano looks and sounds like, but these designs will make you think again. Here are five of the most unusual piano designs ever to hit the market.

Piano competitons: What do the participants think?

The world of professional piano-playing today is filled with competitions. But are they really such a great way to spot the stars among the latest generation of talent? We talk to three young pianists about their experiences.

Five alternative ways to play a piano

Playing the keys? With your fingers? How passé. Composers have been experimenting with novel piano-playing techniques for over a century now. Here are a few highlights from a hundred years of bizarre things you can get up to with your piano.
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AmsterdamLars Vogt, Christian & Tanja Tetzlaff: Beethoven

Beethoven
Royal Northern Sinfonia; Lars Vogt; Christian Tetzlaff; Tanja Tetzlaff

WarsawPiano recital: Charles Richard-Hamelin

Mozart, Chopin, Babadjanian, Schumann
Charles Richard-Hamelin, Piano

KilkennySchubert: Favourite Lieder

Schubert
Ailish Tynan; Iain Burnside

WarsawPiano recital: Nelson Freire

Bach, Schumann, Villa-Lobos, Stojowski, Chopin
Nelson Freire, Piano

KrakowPoland’s Emes Piano Duo

Schubert, Debussy, Zarębski, Brahms
Emes piano duo; Anna Młynarczyk; Małgorzata Strzelczyk

WarsawPiano duet: Dmitri Alexeev, Nikolai Demidenko

Saint-Saëns, Liszt, Chopin, Stravinsky
Nikolai Demidenko; Dmitri Alexeev
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An exotic banquet to savour from Les Siècles

It was truly magnifique to welcome French period instrument orchestra Les Siècles and François-Xavier Roth to the BBC Proms for a highly perfumed programme of exotic sweetmeats.
*****
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Full power from the Latvian Radio Choir

Powerfully committed and expert singing from the Latvian Radio Choir under Sigvards Kļava, paired with thoughtful and calm playing from Alexander Melnikov in two highly contrasting works by Shostakovich.
****1
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Turnage's Hibiki receives European première

As a composer, what do you do when you are commissioned a full-length orchestral work to commemorate the anniversary of a renowned concert hall? Do you try to write something celebratory? Not in Mark-Anthony Turnage's case. 
***11
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Proms 37/38: A whiff of incense as Dausgaard and the Latvians explore Rachmaninov and religion

Rachmaninov was not an especially religious man, yet he composed religious music, most famously the haunting All-Night Vigil (or Vespers) which was the climax to this evening's two Proms. 
****1
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The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Mountain project

Four years ago, the ACO mounted The Reef. Mountain is clearly its successor: another film project involving scenes of nature peopled by extreme-sports enthusiasts, screened while an eclectic soundtrack is played live by the orchestra.
****1
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Vibrant performances from the Bergen Philharmonic

Conducted by Edward Gardner, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra brought a fresh approach to Elgar's First Symphony.
****1
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Performers
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