Expert advice for every piano enthusiast
International Piano offers a rich mix of inspiration and guidance to pianists and piano fans around the world, from dedicated amateurs and students to professional pianists, teachers and aficionados. Celebrating the piano in all its forms, including the fortepiano and digital keyboards, each edition of our magazine is packed with interviews, features, news and reviews showcasing the top artists of today and yesteryear.
Practical advice for players runs the gamut from articles on technique and repertoire to learning resources and study courses, plus the latest developments in piano technology. Our goal is to draw together the fascinating strands that make the piano such a popular instrument, enhancing every reader’s knowledge and supporting those who strive to master its challenges.
Lars Vogt revels in the complex psychological narratives of Brahms’ concertos; unorthodox Austrian pianist and classical music rebel Friedrich Gulda; how pianists are responding to the coronavirus lockdown; and 11 pages of free sheet music including Carlo Grante's masterclass on the constantly shifting moods of Scarlatti’s dancelike Sonata in E major K216.
Plus, celebrating the meditative miniatures of solitary Catalan composer Federico Mompou; Swedish pianist Peter Jablonski introduces his new album of Scriabin’s mazurkas; putting Casio’s latest digital pianos to the test; Daniel Barenboim headlines Andermatt Winter Festival; the pros and cons of technical exercises; a Parisian jury picks the wrong winner, sending audience members wild; Cremona Piano Experience; American pianist Avery Gagliano; Javier Perianes admires the elegant playing of Alicia de Larrocha and Dinu Lipatti; and why are audiences so quick to judge pianists on social media?