October 17, 2019 at 7:44pm

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout.

What's going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.

#DoYouKnow... See More

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout.

What's going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.

#DoYouKnow #parent #teacher

October 17, 2019 at 7:40pm
October 17, 2019 at 6:02pm

What can go wrong during piano or symphony concerto? Check this out!

Here are the 5 most funny accidents, during classical performances, including broken piano string and cell phone interruption.

#accident #performing #concert

October 17, 2019 at 3:55pm
October 17, 2019 at 12:10pm

Rowan Atkinson performs under the guise of his famous character Mr. Bean at the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

#RowanAtkinson #MrBean #OlympicGames #OlympicGames2012... See More

Rowan Atkinson performs under the guise of his famous character Mr. Bean at the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

#RowanAtkinson #MrBean #OlympicGames #OlympicGames2012 #ChariotsOfFire #event #performing

October 17, 2019 at 11:44am

Throwback to Pianovers Recital 2018 where it was indeed heart-warming to see the mix of guests from family members, loved ones, friends and even members of the public here to support our aspiring pianists and performers and also join us in the celebration of our 2nd anniversary of Pianovers Meetup.

Pianovers... See More

Throwback to Pianovers Recital 2018 where it was indeed heart-warming to see the mix of guests from family members, loved ones, friends and even members of the public here to support our aspiring pianists and performers and also join us in the celebration of our 2nd anniversary of Pianovers Meetup.

Pianovers Recital 2019 is coming soon. Find out more!

#ThePianoSG #pianovers #PianoversRecital2019 #throwback #PianoversRecital #event #performing #parent #teacher

October 17, 2019 at 11:36am

ThePiano.SG is honoured to have been invited by People's Association to deliver a piano performance at the Luncheon of 6th Meeting of Governors/Mayors of Asean Capitals (MGMAC) on 7 July 2018. This event, held at the Parliament House, was the latest instalment of the event and was hosted by Singapore this year. It was attended by over 40 delegates from the 10 Asean nations, and was chaired by Mayor Low Yen Ling, with Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources as... See More

ThePiano.SG is honoured to have been invited by People's Association to deliver a piano performance at the Luncheon of 6th Meeting of Governors/Mayors of Asean Capitals (MGMAC) on 7 July 2018. This event, held at the Parliament House, was the latest instalment of the event and was hosted by Singapore this year. It was attended by over 40 delegates from the 10 Asean nations, and was chaired by Mayor Low Yen Ling, with Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources as Guest of Honor.

#pianovers #ThePianoSG #milestone

October 17, 2019 at 8:04am

Celebrate with Pianovers the 3rd Anniversary of Pianovers Meetup!

Schimmel Grand Piano / Stage Recital / Wider Audience / Movie Themed / Piano Lovers

Tickets for both performers and guests will go on sales from 20 Oct 2019, 9pm onwards.

#ThePianoSG #pianovers #... See More

Celebrate with Pianovers the 3rd Anniversary of Pianovers Meetup!

Schimmel Grand Piano / Stage Recital / Wider Audience / Movie Themed / Piano Lovers

Tickets for both performers and guests will go on sales from 20 Oct 2019, 9pm onwards.

#ThePianoSG #pianovers #PianoversRecital #PianoversRecital2019 #celebration #event #performing #teacher #parent

October 16, 2019 at 9:44pm

Fourteen pianists, including world-reknowned Franklin Larey took part in a free concert on top of Cape Town’s Table Mountain on 29 March 2017 as part of the now worldwide celebration of the piano.

World Piano Day is a worldwide celebration of the piano. It takes place on the 88th day of each year.

#WorldPianoDay #concert... See More

Fourteen pianists, including world-reknowned Franklin Larey took part in a free concert on top of Cape Town’s Table Mountain on 29 March 2017 as part of the now worldwide celebration of the piano.

World Piano Day is a worldwide celebration of the piano. It takes place on the 88th day of each year.

#WorldPianoDay #concert #performing #nature #FranklinLarey

October 16, 2019 at 7:39pm

Enter MONTAGE White – a flagship synthesizer with an intense hot look.

On stage, MONTAGE White reflects the spotlight, drawing attention to you and your performance. In the studio, it’s a stylish centerpiece with a visual matching your audio inspiration. Combine MONTAGE White’s look with sophisticated dynamic control, massive sound creation and streamlined workflow for a powerful synthesizer designed to stoke your creativity.

Now available at Yamaha Plaza Singapura Beatspot.... See More

Enter MONTAGE White – a flagship synthesizer with an intense hot look.

On stage, MONTAGE White reflects the spotlight, drawing attention to you and your performance. In the studio, it’s a stylish centerpiece with a visual matching your audio inspiration. Combine MONTAGE White’s look with sophisticated dynamic control, massive sound creation and streamlined workflow for a powerful synthesizer designed to stoke your creativity.

Now available at Yamaha Plaza Singapura Beatspot.

#YamahaSynthesizer #MontageWhite #YamahaMusicSingapore #yamaha #parent #teacher #BuyPiano

October 16, 2019 at 5:13pm

Jazz musicians, almost by definition, seek an active dialogue between the impulsive and the rational. For some, the terms of that negotiation become a central feature of their art. Dan Tepfer is one of those: a pianist and composer who sees improvisation as the ideal expression of freedom within a framework.

He's fond of interrogating this process, finding new pathways by way of self-imposed restrictions.

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Jazz musicians, almost by definition, seek an active dialogue between the impulsive and the rational. For some, the terms of that negotiation become a central feature of their art. Dan Tepfer is one of those: a pianist and composer who sees improvisation as the ideal expression of freedom within a framework.

He's fond of interrogating this process, finding new pathways by way of self-imposed restrictions.

#DanTepfer #composing #improvisation

October 16, 2019 at 2:56pm

Samantha Ege discusses the Czech composer Vítězslava Kaprálová and her pieces Sonata Appassionata and Dubnová Preludia (April Preludes), which feature on a new album of classical solo piano music by women composers neglected by history: Four Women.

#SamanthaEge #performing #women

October 16, 2019 at 12:56pm

Vexations was found with the inscription: “In order to play the theme 840 times in succession, it would be advisable to prepare oneself beforehand, and in the deepest silence, by serious immobilities”.

The first time the piece was performed in a marathon performance was on September 9, 1963, produced by John Cage and Lewis Lloyd. Cage underestimated the concert’s duration, which went on for as long as 18 hours.

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Vexations was found with the inscription: “In order to play the theme 840 times in succession, it would be advisable to prepare oneself beforehand, and in the deepest silence, by serious immobilities”.

The first time the piece was performed in a marathon performance was on September 9, 1963, produced by John Cage and Lewis Lloyd. Cage underestimated the concert’s duration, which went on for as long as 18 hours.

#ErikSatie #DoYouKnow #longest #performing

October 16, 2019 at 12:12pm

"The Fire Within" is a mini double piano concerto that I co-wrote with the talented Kimberly StarKey (otherwise known as The Rogue Pianist).

P.S. NO YAMAHA PIANOS WERE HURT DURING THE MAKING OF THIS VIDEO. :)

The piano that was burned was my old Behr Brothers grand piano that I used in 3 of my other music videos. It was terribly damaged and had seen it's day. We also broke it pretty bad on my music video for "A Beautiful Storm", and had to retire it.

A lot of people... See More

"The Fire Within" is a mini double piano concerto that I co-wrote with the talented Kimberly StarKey (otherwise known as The Rogue Pianist).

P.S. NO YAMAHA PIANOS WERE HURT DURING THE MAKING OF THIS VIDEO. :)

The piano that was burned was my old Behr Brothers grand piano that I used in 3 of my other music videos. It was terribly damaged and had seen it's day. We also broke it pretty bad on my music video for "A Beautiful Storm", and had to retire it.

A lot of people asked me if I was going to turn it into a table piece, or a garden ornament, I said, "No, I think I'm going to set it on fire." I don't really do anything small, do I. :p

#fire #JenniferThomas #BurnPiano #KimberlyStarKey

October 16, 2019 at 6:51am

Ever since Romain Thiery stumbled upon an abandoned piano in a castle in 2009, the French photographer – a pianist himself – has travelled all over Europe in search of forgotten pianos, giving them a new lease of life through his images.

So far, he has captured 124 pianos in countries including Spain, Germany and Romania, as well as in remoter places such as the Chernobyl exclusion zone in Ukraine, for his ongoing series Requiem Pour Pianos.

First he looked for pianos via... See More

Ever since Romain Thiery stumbled upon an abandoned piano in a castle in 2009, the French photographer – a pianist himself – has travelled all over Europe in search of forgotten pianos, giving them a new lease of life through his images.

So far, he has captured 124 pianos in countries including Spain, Germany and Romania, as well as in remoter places such as the Chernobyl exclusion zone in Ukraine, for his ongoing series Requiem Pour Pianos.

First he looked for pianos via Google Earth, focusing on castles and cultural buildings; now people contact him directly.

The images, which are not staged, show “the power of music and instruments, even in an environment that no longer attracts our attention”, explains Thiery. “This is what I want to do, to remember these forgotten pianos one last time, before time makes them disappear.”

#abandoned #forgotten

October 15, 2019 at 5:45pm

"The Government has done amazing things with education. Having things like School of the Arts, and La-Salle and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. My worry is that a lot of musicians who graduate from these institutions end up having no gigs. They just have nowhere to play. They’re jobless."

“I'm already established so I can get jobs overseas and at functions in Singapore. But all these musicians, who need a foundation of performing on home soil, will be coming out with their degrees... See More

"The Government has done amazing things with education. Having things like School of the Arts, and La-Salle and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. My worry is that a lot of musicians who graduate from these institutions end up having no gigs. They just have nowhere to play. They’re jobless."

“I'm already established so I can get jobs overseas and at functions in Singapore. But all these musicians, who need a foundation of performing on home soil, will be coming out with their degrees or diplomas in music and what they end up doing is going back to teach the next generation of jobless musicians. Do we really want to drive all of them overseas?”

#JeremyMonteiro #NextGeneration #performing #career

October 15, 2019 at 3:15pm

Inventing the piano was the culmination of my life’s work. A keyboard instrument unmatched in dynamic range and nuance of expression, it forever changed the way music was composed, performed, and enjoyed. It filled concert halls with a revolutionary new sound that has enchanted listeners for more than three centuries.

And yet, I only feel bitter regret, knowing that my cherished invention led to that guy from The Godfather getting strangled with piano wire.

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Inventing the piano was the culmination of my life’s work. A keyboard instrument unmatched in dynamic range and nuance of expression, it forever changed the way music was composed, performed, and enjoyed. It filled concert halls with a revolutionary new sound that has enchanted listeners for more than three centuries.

And yet, I only feel bitter regret, knowing that my cherished invention led to that guy from The Godfather getting strangled with piano wire.

#BartolomeoCristofori #godfather #inventor #commentary

October 15, 2019 at 2:03pm

According to the "Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians", we discover there are two types of piano duets: "four hands" and the "piano duo". These are the two main ways by which two players can perform together. When both use the same piano, we term the duet "four hands". When each performs on a separate piano, they form a "piano duo".

#DoYouKnow #duet... See More

According to the "Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians", we discover there are two types of piano duets: "four hands" and the "piano duo". These are the two main ways by which two players can perform together. When both use the same piano, we term the duet "four hands". When each performs on a separate piano, they form a "piano duo".

#DoYouKnow #duet #duo #lesson #teacher

October 15, 2019 at 10:41am
October 15, 2019 at 10:36am

The Cadenza is made out of concrete which is known for its high durability. It is entirely street-safe and weather-friendly because concrete is resistant to water, wind and high temperatures, as well as attempted vandalism. The first official Cadenza piano was placed in the open to endure its first storm in February 2018.

#PublicPiano #cadanza... See More

The Cadenza is made out of concrete which is known for its high durability. It is entirely street-safe and weather-friendly because concrete is resistant to water, wind and high temperatures, as well as attempted vandalism. The first official Cadenza piano was placed in the open to endure its first storm in February 2018.

#PublicPiano #cadanza #DoYouKnow

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