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.
Federico Colli talks to International Piano about his quest for truth with his latest disc of Scarlatti sonatas; our tribute to Dame Fanny Waterman as she reaches her 100th birthday; celebrating the trailblazing 19th-century virtuoso Maria Szymanowska; and strategies for combatting performance anxiety.
Plus, Margaret Fingerhut gives a masterclass on Liszt’s transcription of Schumann’s ‘Widmung’, alongside sheet music from Bärenreiter’s new Beethoven edition and Szymanowska’s Polonaise; routes to becoming a piano tuner; musical activist Sarah Nicholls puts climate change on the agenda; introducing a whole-body approach to piano pedagogy; authority and authenticity in performance; Swedish wunderkind Herman Pellbäck; highlights at this year’s L’Esprit du Piano festival in Bordeaux; Paul Lewis on Mahler; and are we at risk of Beethoven overkill in his 250th anniversary year?