PIANO WEEK goes to Frankfurt

A profusion of piano courses and festivals can be found in the UK (and many abroad too), therefore enticing young (and older) pianists to part with their money and time to attend such ventures is an increasingly demanding task. British pianist Samantha Ward has risen to this ambitious challenge with aplomb. She began her piano…

The Chicago Amateur Piano Competition

Love them or loathe them, piano competitions are more popular than ever before and there are no shortage of entrants, irrespective of standard or ability. And subjective as they are, piano contests can fire the imagination, motivating players to reach new heights in their quest for keyboard perfection. For a professional pianist a competition has…