October 12, 2019 at 1:13pm

George Michael was the benefactor who paid an unknown collector £1.45m (1.75m USD) for John Lennon’s Steinway Z1 upright piano in 2000. This was so it could remain in the UK, and not be sold to the Far East, or hidden away in storage.

The piano, a standard Steinway production model, was the instrument on which Lennon famously composed “Imagine” in early 1971.

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George Michael was the benefactor who paid an unknown collector £1.45m (1.75m USD) for John Lennon’s Steinway Z1 upright piano in 2000. This was so it could remain in the UK, and not be sold to the Far East, or hidden away in storage.

The piano, a standard Steinway production model, was the instrument on which Lennon famously composed “Imagine” in early 1971.

#GeorgeMichael #JohnLennon #steinway #imagine

October 12, 2019 at 1:11pm

MEGA discount on preloved pianos (including Yamaha/Kawai) starting from $999
Photobooth for Halloween costume

All customers who rent/purchase a piano 🎹 will be eligible for participation in our LUCKY DRAW 🤑. The Winner will be announced on 1st November 2019 on our FB page.'

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MEGA discount on preloved pianos (including Yamaha/Kawai) starting from $999
Photobooth for Halloween costume

All customers who rent/purchase a piano 🎹 will be eligible for participation in our LUCKY DRAW 🤑. The Winner will be announced on 1st November 2019 on our FB page.'

#aureus #roadshow #event #halloween #BuyPiano #UsedPiano

October 12, 2019 at 11:27am

Child pianist Lydian Nadhaswaram of India won The World’s Best talent show on Wednesday (Mar 13), defeating participants from more than 150 countries to pick up the US$1 million (S$1.36 million) cash prize.

He beat out South Korea’s Kukkiwon, or The Flying Taekwondo Masters in the grand finale, with the final decision made by 50 representatives from 38 countries.

“When I see Lydian, it gives me hope. He should be the answer to Chinese pianist Lang Lang. I think he will be India... See More

Child pianist Lydian Nadhaswaram of India won The World’s Best talent show on Wednesday (Mar 13), defeating participants from more than 150 countries to pick up the US$1 million (S$1.36 million) cash prize.

He beat out South Korea’s Kukkiwon, or The Flying Taekwondo Masters in the grand finale, with the final decision made by 50 representatives from 38 countries.

“When I see Lydian, it gives me hope. He should be the answer to Chinese pianist Lang Lang. I think he will be India's musical ambassador,” A R Rahman (Academy Award-winning Indian Tamil music director) said.

#LydianNadhaswaram #competition #TheWorldsBest #event

October 12, 2019 at 11:13am

Ramin Djawadi wrote the score for all seven prior seasons of the medieval Westeros fantasy – and he's still traumatised by the loss of Hodor.

Using cellos to anchor the score, Djawadi, 44, wrote musical themes for dozens of different characters as well as the rival households.

"I liked the tone of the cello, the range of the cello. It can play really low, and this show being primarily a dark show, I just felt it was a great melody instrument for that," he said.

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Ramin Djawadi wrote the score for all seven prior seasons of the medieval Westeros fantasy – and he's still traumatised by the loss of Hodor.

Using cellos to anchor the score, Djawadi, 44, wrote musical themes for dozens of different characters as well as the rival households.

"I liked the tone of the cello, the range of the cello. It can play really low, and this show being primarily a dark show, I just felt it was a great melody instrument for that," he said.

Flutes were banned and the piano only made its entrance in the Season 6 finale with the haunting Light Of The Seven theme when Queen Cersei is silently plotting mass revenge.

#GameOfThrones #RaminDjawadi #TVSeries #theme

October 12, 2019 at 11:09am

88 pianists, all between the age of 6 and 14, have broken the world record for the number of people playing the piano at the same time. The previous record stood at 21 people.

The record was broken on 20 August 2019 at Birmingham's International Convention Centre in front of over 500 leading engineers from around the world who had gathered together for their annual meeting. Playing a piece especially written by British composer Martin Riley, the 88 young players were tasked with... See More

88 pianists, all between the age of 6 and 14, have broken the world record for the number of people playing the piano at the same time. The previous record stood at 21 people.

The record was broken on 20 August 2019 at Birmingham's International Convention Centre in front of over 500 leading engineers from around the world who had gathered together for their annual meeting. Playing a piece especially written by British composer Martin Riley, the 88 young players were tasked with playing one note each. However, for the record to work, each player had to be 7 metres away from the piano.

#WorldRecord #wow #event

October 12, 2019 at 11:06am

Nobuyuki Tsujii was born blind 30 years ago, but a phenomenal talent for music has ensured that he won every prize going in Japan before reaching his apotheosis with a joint win in the Van Cliburn competition in 2009. On the back of that, he’s built a fine career as a recording artist and – increasingly – as a recitalist.

#NobuyukiTsujii #concert... See More

Nobuyuki Tsujii was born blind 30 years ago, but a phenomenal talent for music has ensured that he won every prize going in Japan before reaching his apotheosis with a joint win in the Van Cliburn competition in 2009. On the back of that, he’s built a fine career as a recording artist and – increasingly – as a recitalist.

#NobuyukiTsujii #concert #SpecialNeeds #blind

October 11, 2019 at 10:26pm

#Dendam #Pontianak #OST
Thinking of what to play this Halloween? Why not buck the trend and play by ear a Malay song: the main theme from the 2019 movie - Revenge of the Pontianak, directed by Glen Goei and Gavin Yap? It's a truly haunting song... Listen to it below.
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#Dendam #Pontianak #OST
Thinking of what to play this Halloween? Why not buck the trend and play by ear a Malay song: the main theme from the 2019 movie - Revenge of the Pontianak, directed by Glen Goei and Gavin Yap? It's a truly haunting song... Listen to it below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDlj3gjOIVU

October 11, 2019 at 10:15pm

A musician set the world record for the highest ever classical music concert after she played a grand piano up a 5,000m Himalayan mountain pass.

Evelina De Lain, 41, performed Chopin’s Nocturnes No 2 in E flat major and No 20 in C sharp minor during the 90 minute performance.

She also played his “Raindrop” Prelude Op 28 No 15, as well as compositions from her solo album Soul Journey.

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A musician set the world record for the highest ever classical music concert after she played a grand piano up a 5,000m Himalayan mountain pass.

Evelina De Lain, 41, performed Chopin’s Nocturnes No 2 in E flat major and No 20 in C sharp minor during the 90 minute performance.

She also played his “Raindrop” Prelude Op 28 No 15, as well as compositions from her solo album Soul Journey.

#WorldRecord #EvelinaDeLain #concert #performing #nature

October 11, 2019 at 10:04pm

#Innovator #Charles #Ives
Yes, Charles Ives is a true musical genius. Here is an introductory piece to evoke some interest in this modernist composer - Three Quarter-Tone Pieces. Played as a duet in 3 movements, the first piano is tuned a 1/4 tone higher than the second piano. A very interesting... See More

#Innovator #Charles #Ives
Yes, Charles Ives is a true musical genius. Here is an introductory piece to evoke some interest in this modernist composer - Three Quarter-Tone Pieces. Played as a duet in 3 movements, the first piano is tuned a 1/4 tone higher than the second piano. A very interesting musical output. Listen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izFgt2tZ0Oc

October 11, 2019 at 6:53pm

Technically-speaking, what a piano tuner does is really a subset of what a piano technician does. Simply put, a piano tuner tunes pianos and does little else, whereas a piano technician tunes pianos and does much more. Not only is a piano technician a lot more skilled than a piano tuner, he also carries a heavier responsibility in his job.

#PianoCare #... See More

Technically-speaking, what a piano tuner does is really a subset of what a piano technician does. Simply put, a piano tuner tunes pianos and does little else, whereas a piano technician tunes pianos and does much more. Not only is a piano technician a lot more skilled than a piano tuner, he also carries a heavier responsibility in his job.

#PianoCare #DoYouKnow

October 11, 2019 at 5:13pm

The Tehran Times has reported that a Dutch jazz pianist is searching for a piano once gifted to a Persian king by Napoleon Bonaparte. The piano, the first to ever arrive in Persia, was presented in 1806.

Rembrandt Frerichs, who is performing with his trio at the Fajr International Music Fair, is trying to locate this instrument. He believes it may be tucked away in a small local museum somewhere in Iran.

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The Tehran Times has reported that a Dutch jazz pianist is searching for a piano once gifted to a Persian king by Napoleon Bonaparte. The piano, the first to ever arrive in Persia, was presented in 1806.

Rembrandt Frerichs, who is performing with his trio at the Fajr International Music Fair, is trying to locate this instrument. He believes it may be tucked away in a small local museum somewhere in Iran.

#lost #NapoleonBonaparte

October 11, 2019 at 5:01pm

Leif Ove Andsnes has long been recognised as one of the leading exponents of the music of Edvard Grieg. The Piano Concerto was the work which launched Andsnes’s international career when he made his debut at the Edinburgh Festival in 1989 with the Bergen Philharmonic, followed one year later by his US debut with the Cleveland Orchestra.

In 1990 he was awarded the Grieg Prize in his native Norway and in 2004 he recorded the concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic and Mariss Jansons... See More

Leif Ove Andsnes has long been recognised as one of the leading exponents of the music of Edvard Grieg. The Piano Concerto was the work which launched Andsnes’s international career when he made his debut at the Edinburgh Festival in 1989 with the Bergen Philharmonic, followed one year later by his US debut with the Cleveland Orchestra.

In 1990 he was awarded the Grieg Prize in his native Norway and in 2004 he recorded the concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic and Mariss Jansons which The New York Times named “Best CD of the Year” and Gramophone, Concerto Recording of the Year.

#LeifOveAndsnes #EdvardGrieg #concerto

October 11, 2019 at 4:59pm

Video game music transited through several phases. Chiptunes were predominant in the 80s, while the 90s brought digitally synthesized music, MIDI, and pre-recorded music that could be streamed during gameplay. Today, video game music has matured like fine wine; you can now have beautiful soundtracks presented with a full orchestra and even couple that with Dolby Stereo playback. This first part shall explore some of the music from the role-playing game genre.

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Video game music transited through several phases. Chiptunes were predominant in the 80s, while the 90s brought digitally synthesized music, MIDI, and pre-recorded music that could be streamed during gameplay. Today, video game music has matured like fine wine; you can now have beautiful soundtracks presented with a full orchestra and even couple that with Dolby Stereo playback. This first part shall explore some of the music from the role-playing game genre.

#GavinKoh #game #theme #contributed #VideoGame

October 11, 2019 at 3:05pm

To date, his music- or sound-inspired artworks have run the gamut. Song-Ming Ang has taken on the world of classical music by, for example, trying to play a Bach piece backward (on a harpsichord for the first time), assembling a piano from scratch and recreating a music stand with glass.

Ang might not be playing music that much these days, but he’s still plugged into the scene. When asked if anything has changed from the days of the Music For Everyone concert series that he tackled in... See More

To date, his music- or sound-inspired artworks have run the gamut. Song-Ming Ang has taken on the world of classical music by, for example, trying to play a Bach piece backward (on a harpsichord for the first time), assembling a piano from scratch and recreating a music stand with glass.

Ang might not be playing music that much these days, but he’s still plugged into the scene. When asked if anything has changed from the days of the Music For Everyone concert series that he tackled in the Venice Biennale,

“There’s a lot of music and a lot of art in Singapore – if people spend their time not just on the surface. You’ve got the Esplanade, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, but also concerts going on in very underground venues that people don’t know about. There are events, initiatives, infrastructure put in place by the government, but at the same time, things that are just independently created – if you know where to look.”

Or perhaps, more importantly, listen.

#SongMingAng #VeniceBiennale

October 11, 2019 at 2:58pm

11-Year-Old's Passion Vs Grades: Do Parents Really Know Best?

The end goal is successful children. But trying to give them a head start in life can be a struggle in a fast-changing, competitive world, as the series The Family Affair discovers.

From three to six years old, he learnt to play the piano. His parents have spent about RMB1 million (S$197,000) on just his educational activities.

#parent... See More

11-Year-Old's Passion Vs Grades: Do Parents Really Know Best?

The end goal is successful children. But trying to give them a head start in life can be a struggle in a fast-changing, competitive world, as the series The Family Affair discovers.

From three to six years old, he learnt to play the piano. His parents have spent about RMB1 million (S$197,000) on just his educational activities.

#parent #parenting #lesson

October 11, 2019 at 2:50pm

In what seems like an attempt to have the last word in a high-profile break-up, Goo Hye-sun has released a new piano version of her 2014 song Must I Die.

The South Korean actress is currently embroiled in a bitter and very public divorce with actor Ahn Jae-Hyun.

The song release came as a surprise to fans as the 34-year-old had not released any music since her 2016 album And Spring. Moreover, she had mentioned a month ago that she would be taking a hiatus from the entertainment... See More

In what seems like an attempt to have the last word in a high-profile break-up, Goo Hye-sun has released a new piano version of her 2014 song Must I Die.

The South Korean actress is currently embroiled in a bitter and very public divorce with actor Ahn Jae-Hyun.

The song release came as a surprise to fans as the 34-year-old had not released any music since her 2016 album And Spring. Moreover, she had mentioned a month ago that she would be taking a hiatus from the entertainment industry.

#GooHyeSun #NewRelease #album

October 11, 2019 at 2:43pm

Here’s your chance! Be it your debut or a milestone in your learning, Le Petit Performers' Fest (LPPF) celebrates the performer in you - regardless of age, level or experience. Perform solo, duet or even 6 hands with your friends your desired repertoire or even your own composition on the Yamaha S3X grand in an intimate performance salon before a live audience.

#event... See More

Here’s your chance! Be it your debut or a milestone in your learning, Le Petit Performers' Fest (LPPF) celebrates the performer in you - regardless of age, level or experience. Perform solo, duet or even 6 hands with your friends your desired repertoire or even your own composition on the Yamaha S3X grand in an intimate performance salon before a live audience.

#event #perform #teacher #smta #festival #parent #masterclass

October 11, 2019 at 1:28pm

How many children does Johann Sebastian Bach have?

20!

- 7 children with with his first wife Maria Barbara Bach, his second cousin
- 13 with Anna Magdalena Wilcken

#jsbach #DoYouKnow

October 11, 2019 at 12:10pm

In a letter sent to Minister or Culture Tõnis Lukas, Jevgrafov wrote: "The City of Narva is appealing to you regarding the need to acquire a new piano. This important acquisition for the City of Narva, in cooperation with the state, will create an opportunity to hold major international cultural events which are important for the development of Estonian cultural life."

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In a letter sent to Minister or Culture Tõnis Lukas, Jevgrafov wrote: "The City of Narva is appealing to you regarding the need to acquire a new piano. This important acquisition for the City of Narva, in cooperation with the state, will create an opportunity to hold major international cultural events which are important for the development of Estonian cultural life."

#news #event

October 11, 2019 at 12:01pm

All of us who are acquainted with the piano know that the keyboard consists of a series of white and black keys.

The naturals, which make up most of the keyboard, are white, while the sharps and flats, which make up the rest of the keys, are black.

However, what is not commonly known is that centuries ago, the colours on the piano were reversed (black naturals, and white sharps).

#DoYouKnow... See More

All of us who are acquainted with the piano know that the keyboard consists of a series of white and black keys.

The naturals, which make up most of the keyboard, are white, while the sharps and flats, which make up the rest of the keys, are black.

However, what is not commonly known is that centuries ago, the colours on the piano were reversed (black naturals, and white sharps).

#DoYouKnow #teacher

October 11, 2019 at 7:25am

Do you know of other cafes or restaurants where you can dine and enjoy live music played on a grand piano? Share with us!

In June 2017, we held an event at Bliss House which was located at Clarke Quay, where we get to enjoy piano music played by our own Pianovers and mingle over dinner in a cosy environment.

It's no longer there, unfortunately.

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Do you know of other cafes or restaurants where you can dine and enjoy live music played on a grand piano? Share with us!

In June 2017, we held an event at Bliss House which was located at Clarke Quay, where we get to enjoy piano music played by our own Pianovers and mingle over dinner in a cosy environment.

It's no longer there, unfortunately.

#LiveMusic #cafe #restaurant #PianoversHours #event

October 10, 2019 at 9:42pm

The Rose Hill Cemetery in Tyler contains a piano-shaped tombstone of Dr Madge Ward that may well be the only one of its kind in the world.

Sleek and black, this 8-foot tall, 25-foot wide granite piano weighs 25 tonnes and is so prominent that people come from afar just to see it. When planning for this tomb, she initially faced objections from the local officials.

#DoYouKnow

October 10, 2019 at 9:07pm

Lights dimmed halfway through the show, as the singer reappeared on the extended platform where a piano and a giant rose prop awaited his presence.

Taking the stage, he proceeded to serenade fans with a medley of sentimental tunes such as ‘Because I Had You’, ‘A Little Too Much and ‘When You’re Ready’.

As much as we adore Shawn Mendes on record, there’s just something about his stripped-down vocals that draws you into his charms.

... See More

Lights dimmed halfway through the show, as the singer reappeared on the extended platform where a piano and a giant rose prop awaited his presence.

Taking the stage, he proceeded to serenade fans with a medley of sentimental tunes such as ‘Because I Had You’, ‘A Little Too Much and ‘When You’re Ready’.

As much as we adore Shawn Mendes on record, there’s just something about his stripped-down vocals that draws you into his charms.

#ShawnMendes #perform #concert

October 10, 2019 at 9:01pm

Ivan Sharapov is a talented Russian pianist, opera singer and graduate of Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conserva­tory and Moscow State University of Culture and Art.

He first arrived in Phuket in 2015, deciding to take a warm break in paradise. After about three months, he realised that he was deeply attracted by the beauty, the pas­sion, the people and the diversity here.

Moreover, he had his first student who wished to learn piano. The decision to stay and continue his musical... See More

Ivan Sharapov is a talented Russian pianist, opera singer and graduate of Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conserva­tory and Moscow State University of Culture and Art.

He first arrived in Phuket in 2015, deciding to take a warm break in paradise. After about three months, he realised that he was deeply attracted by the beauty, the pas­sion, the people and the diversity here.

Moreover, he had his first student who wished to learn piano. The decision to stay and continue his musical career here was easily made.

#IvanSharapov #inspiring #lesson

October 10, 2019 at 7:53pm

A video of a piano prodigy singing and playing Queen's iconic song "Bohemian Rhapsody" has won the hearts of netizens on Youtube. The internet sensation will now be playing in front of a crowd for a benefit concert.

Avett Ray Maness, a 6-year-old boy from Ohio, United States, was born with a condition that had caused him to be blind in one eye and visually impaired in the other. This disability, however, did not stop him from learning how to play the piano all by himself.

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A video of a piano prodigy singing and playing Queen's iconic song "Bohemian Rhapsody" has won the hearts of netizens on Youtube. The internet sensation will now be playing in front of a crowd for a benefit concert.

Avett Ray Maness, a 6-year-old boy from Ohio, United States, was born with a condition that had caused him to be blind in one eye and visually impaired in the other. This disability, however, did not stop him from learning how to play the piano all by himself.

#queen #bohemian #SpecialNeeds #blind #amazing #wow

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