Denis Kozhukhin

Young Asians dominate Philadelphia Festival

by Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson introduces a pioneering academy for pianists on America’s East Coast

After the tsunami

Winner of this year’s Hastings International Piano Competition, Fumiya Koido took lessons from age three but turned to music seriously after a traumatic event in his life. He talks to Yukiko Kishinami

Bonjour tristesse

by Benjamin Ivry

Does sad piano music make us feel happy? Benjamin Ivry considers a new book that tries to pin down an answer

Denis Kozhukhin

by Bryce Morrison

Denis Kozhukhin’s musical roots lie in Russia, but he has been driven by an irrepressible sense of adventure to widen his horizons through extensive travel. Bryce Morrison met the award-winning pianist to discuss his new album of Romantic miniatures by Mendelssohn and Grieg

Masters or servants?

by Bryce Morrison

Is there an American School of piano playing? Yes, say prominent American critics, but defining it can be difficult. Bryce Morrison launches a new series on national styles by examining what it means to be an American pianist

Celluloid heroes

by Jeremy Nicholas

With the promise of glamour, grand passions and a great soundtrack, the life of a concert pianist cries out for cinematic treatment. Jeremy Nicholas picks up his popcorn and settles down to see what the silver screen had to offer between 1915 and 1946

Gabriela Montero

by Gabriela Montero

Pianist and composer Gabriela Montero explains how she uses improvisation as a form of activism to tell stories of suffering in her native Venezuela.

Brahms the progressive

by Nada

Lebanese-Hungarian pianist Nada explores the unique challenges and qualities of Brahms’ piano music

Melvyn Tan

Melvyn Tan brings a joyful touch to the first of Ravel’s Valses nobles et sentimentales

At your fingertips

by Owen Mortimer

Imagine being able to access all the piano scores you’ve ever wanted at an affordable price without leaving home – a dream that’s now becoming reality thanks to the sheet music app nkoda. Owen Mortimer reports

Grace notes

by Bryce Morrison

Bryce Morrison surveys the legacy of American pianist Leonard Pennario, a wide-ranging artist with popular appeal who moved in elevated musical circles

Al Haig

by Andy Hamilton

Celebrated for his harmonic sense and beauty of tone, Al Haig worked with many jazz greats during the bebop era and enjoyed a renaissance as soloist and leader from the mid-1970s. Andy Hamilton reports

Philippe Entremont

by Jeremy Nichols

Philippe Entremont reveals his musical passions, from Alfred Cortot to Lady Gaga