It’s been a real pleasure chatting to many wonderful concert pianists and pedagogues on camera over the past year, but the interview today takes a slightly different form to that of my Classical Conversations Series. I’m introducing a little subsidiary series, Music Talk, which focuses on those who work in areas connected to the piano, music education and the music industry in general, correlating to the title of this blog. Erica Worth is the Editor of the Pianist Magazine and we spoke earlier this week at Steinway Hall in London.
Born in Nottingham, Erica started the piano at the age of five. She studied at the Manhattan School of Music, New York, on a Liberace scholarship, with teachers Constance Keene and Nina Svetlanova.
On returning to the UK, Erica embarked on her first job as Press Officer for EMI Records (Classics). She then worked for IMG Artists, as an artist manager for high-profile musicians. Erica has been Editor of Pianist since its launch in October 2001.
Today, Pianist is the best-selling piano magazine on the market in the UK. It is also available abroad, with a readership in English-speaking countries, such as the USA, Canada, Australia, as well as various European countries and the Far East.
Melanie Spanswick has written and published a wide range of courses, anthologies, examination syllabuses, and text books, including Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). This best-selling graded, progressive piano course contains a large selection of repertoire featuring a huge array of styles and genres, with copious practice tips and suggestions for every piece.
For more information, please visit the publications page, here.