The ‘Chromasoul’ Steinway Piano

Earlier this year, I was invited to the launch of a new Steinway piano. Not entirely a new instrument, but more a new ‘design’; the Chromasoul Steinway. This Chromasoul piano is a Steinway Model D instrument that has been fastidiously painted by renowned Argentinian artist María Inés Aguirre. I wrote about Mia and the concept…

An Interview with Anna Sutyagina

I first met Anna Sutyagina (pictured below) several years ago on Facebook. I greatly admire the way she has built a successful career performing and recording Contemporary piano music, and sharing it with her growing legion of fans. Anna is the artistic director of Moving Classics TV , a website which highlights her own recordings,…

The Anatomy of Melancholy: Contemporary Piano Music

New music can often be challenging to hear (and of course, play), but, there’s no doubt that we must support Contemporary composers and their various projects in order for our musical culture to fully develop and expand. The Anatomy of Melancholy is one such  example. This piano piece has yet to be heard or recorded, …