Christmas Weekend Competition

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that I enjoy hosting competitions. This weekend’s Christmas competition highlights three excellent Wintry publications, perfect for your studio if you’re a teacher or for your playing pleasure if you’re a student. All three publications have been released by Editions Musica Ferrum. If you’re new to…

Simply Driven: 5 Virtuoso Pieces

Simply Driven, published by Schott in their renowned Edition Schott Series, is a collection of five pieces intended for advanced to virtuoso level pianists: Frenzy, Aisa: Sand, Silk and Love, Enigma, Chasm and Time. Each piece proffers a completely different character, whilst still reflecting minimalist influences. Composed over a period of a year, four of…

Let’s make way for the Ladies!

The latest edition of Pianist Magazine is now available and it’s an ‘all women’ affair. Spotlighting Isata Kanneh-Mason, who appears on the front cover, this issue offers all the usual magazine goodies; ‘how-to-play’ articles by Lucy Parham, Nils Franke and myself, highlighting female composers (Maria Szymanowska, Cécile Chaminade, and Clara Schumann), in-depth masterclasses from Graham…