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.
Daniil Trifonov completes his Rachmaninov concerto cycle with an album featuring his own transcriptions; how Schimmel became Germany’s largest piano maker; celebrating Horowitz’s 1965 comeback with previously unheard recordings; and which digital piano offers the best playing experience?
Plus, 14 pages of free sheet music with insights from Katya Apekisheva on performing the lively first movement of Mozart’s Sonata in F major; Jonathan Dove considers the challenges of writing for two pianos; Igor Levit’s complete Beethoven cycle on disc; how to realise ornaments with precision and freedom; British pianist Ivana Gavrić finds inspiration in the folksongs of her native Bosnia; Clare Hammond shares her experience of depression and how it affected her playing; Spanish pianist Juan Pérez Floristán steps in to fill a last-minute cancellation at the Proms; the unique qualities and influence of Pleyel pianos; and enigmatic virtuoso Mel Powell.