Month: July 2013

Pupil news

Congratulations to Maya Garside on winning a music scholarship at the very competitive King Edward VI School, Southampton! Good job Maya!  I had the great pleasure to teach Maya and her sister Alla between 2010-2013. Keep practising everybody!

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Piano recital reviews: Sergei Glavatskih

Rachmaninoff’s Etude-Tableaux must be in fashion these days! Sergei Glavatskih’s recital  last night was the second complete performance of Op 39 within one month here in Taipei, the other being by Alexey Kudryashov. Glavatskih was phenomenally good in the first set of Etude Tableaux Op 33 – the elegiac and drooping G minor for example […]

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sweet nectar of piano music!

Farmer plays piano to apple trees! The natural beauty of piano music knows no boundaries 😉

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Imagination is …

Imagination is more important than knowledge wise words from Einstein, as relevant for music-making as for anything else!

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New recordings!

Hello everybody! I just uploaded three recordings to YouTube. Rachmaninoff’s Preludes in C minor and G sharp minor, plus Manos Hadzithakis ‘Conversation with Sergei Prokofiev’ taken from his suite ‘For a Little White Seashell’, op 1. I recorded them in Forum Auditorium in Taipei 2 weeks ago. I hope you enjoy them! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc-3fItbhAA]

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Hey pianists, read more poetry!

The mind of the performing artist must be as cultured as that of the composer. Culture comes from the observation of many things: nature, architecture, science, sculpture, history, men and women, poetry. I advise aspiring pianists to read a great deal of poetry! Wise words from Teresa Carreno, one of the greatest lady pianists of […]

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