Piano Master Classes with John O’Conor

I’m on my holidays this week, so I’m leaving you with a piano master class. I try to feature such classes regularly here on this blog, mainly because they offer a fascinating glimpse into the teaching world of various renowned teachers and pianists. But they also provide practice inspiration, and much interesting information about the…

Richard Goode’s Master Class at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

I recently discovered this master class given by American concert pianist Richard Goode. It was filmed in London at the Milton Court Concert Hall at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, in December 2016. As always, there’s much to absorb from classes such as these, and this one showcases Classical repertoire (Beethoven’s Sonata in…

The Value of Lectures and Master classes

For many pianists, teachers and students, masterclasses, lectures and workshops can play a fascinating and beneficial part of ongoing musical development (when do we ever stop learning?). Last Friday night I attended the first event of the new London Piano Festival (of which pianists Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen are artistic directors) held at King’s…

Master classes at the Royal College of Music with Sir Andras Schiff

I recently posted a master class with celebrated pianist, Sir András Schiff, and judging by the stats (or number of views) on this blog that day, I think many enjoyed it! Sir András Schiff visited the Royal College of Music in London (pictured above) last month for a series of master classes which will no…

A masterclass with Sir Andras Schiff

I really enjoy attending masterclasses, and if I can’t go, the next best thing is to watch on YouTube! With so many fascinating classes given by celebrated pianists and teachers posted online, one could spend weeks just viewing them all. The following workshop given by Hungarian concert pianist Sir András Schiff, was recorded last November…

Master classes in Germany

Earlier this year I visited Gelsenkirchen (near Düsseldorf), in Germany, to give master classes and workshops, and last weekend I enjoyed a second visit. The classes form part of a community piano project, established and organised by Kery Felske and the wonderful organisation, IkM-Ge e. V (The Interest group of Cultural working Musicians). Kery (who is…

International Piano Master Classes with Angela Hewitt

Image link: http://www.medici.tv The tenth Trasimeno Music Festival will be held from July 5th to July 11th 2014. It is set on Lake Trasimeno in the heart of Umbria, just twenty minutes from the beautiful historic city of Perugia. The Artistic Director,   renowned British Canadian concert pianist Angela Hewitt,  established the festival in 2005, and she participates in the majority of…