Tag: piano technique

Beijing Conservatoire influenced by Russians, 1950s

Very interesting dissertation from Dr Chi Lin about influence of Russian pianism on the Chinese teachers in Beijing Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM). “Specifically, they stressed tone production. The transfer of arm weight to the fingers and the involvement off the wrists were the most important techniques advocated by the Russian teaching system…To produce a […]

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There is a tech…

There is a technique which liberates and a technique which represses the artistic self. All technique ought to be a means of expression. I’m currently compiling a book of favourite quotations by the great pianists of the past. This quote by Hofmann is one of my favourites! People get a bit hung up about technique, […]

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