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.
IP celebrates Beethoven’s 250th anniversary in our January edition: Jonathan Biss completes his nine-year Beethoven odyssey recording all 32 piano sonatas; tracing Beethoven’s journey from dazzling virtuoso to towering composer and his influence on the development of the piano; how piano transcriptions reveal the intricacies of Beethoven’s music; and Ronald Brautigam on performing Beethoven’s concertos on fortepiano.
Plus, 18 pages of free sheet music including Steven Osborne’s insights on interpreting the first movement of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in E major Op 109 and Balakirev’s transcription of the Allegretto from Beethoven’s second Razumovsky Quartet Op 59/2; Saleem Ashkar on Beethoven’s late piano masterpieces; Howard Shelley performs Beethoven’s five piano concertos; the best summer courses for pianists in 2020; rising star Elisabeth Brauss; Italian-American pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi; and how closely should performers follow the score?