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…

Contemporary piano music?

I was recently asked to name some late 20th and 21st century piano pieces suitable to play for diploma exams. On examining the diploma syllabus  I was struck by how little contemporary music was included, and by contemporary I mean music of today. I’m not talking about composers such as Charles Ives, John Cage, and Stockhausen,…