A Masterclass with Freddy Kempf

It’s time for a masterclass and today’s offering was recorded at the Royal College of Music in London during October 2020. Taking place in the RCM’s Performance Hall, the class was given by renowned British-born pianist Freddy Kempf, who worked with two young RCM students, Nataly Ganina and Kirill Zheleznov; they performed Chopin’s Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp minor Op. 39 and Beethoven’s Sonata No. 26 in E flat major Op. 81a.

I hope you enjoy this class – I watched it ‘live-streamed’ and was fascinated, as always. I particularly appreciated Freddy’s tips on voicing, and loved how he addressed the audience, asking for their thoughts on the performance, too.



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.

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