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"Our aim is to develop remote assessments that are fit for purpose and that give you what you want. We are looking beyond the current pandemic to offer new online and live assessments to complement our existing ones."

It's unclear whether you perform live through video conferencing, or submit your best recording in this new assessment mode. However, "online and live assessments" seems to suggest the former. Stay tuned.

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"Our aim is to develop remote assessments that are fit for purpose and that give you what you want. We are looking beyond the current pandemic to offer new online and live assessments to complement our existing ones."

It's unclear whether you perform live through video conferencing, or submit your best recording in this new assessment mode. However, "online and live assessments" seems to suggest the former. Stay tuned.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #virtual #abrsm #exam #teacher #parent

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If you're using Zoom to conduct online piano lessons, read this to gain better control over your Zoom video conferences to fight the security and privacy issues Zoom users are facing right now.

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If you're using Zoom to conduct online piano lessons, read this to gain better control over your Zoom video conferences to fight the security and privacy issues Zoom users are facing right now.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #zoom #security #online #virtual

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A teenager who lost both of her hands to meningitis when she was a baby has rediscovered her love of the piano during the coronavirus lockdown.

Tilly Lockey, from Consett in County Durham, said she was determined not to be defined by her disability.

The 14-year-old said: "You would think playing the piano with no hands, that's got to be impossible, because it's all about your fingers, but really I just wanted to show everyone that I found my own way, and so can you."

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A teenager who lost both of her hands to meningitis when she was a baby has rediscovered her love of the piano during the coronavirus lockdown.

Tilly Lockey, from Consett in County Durham, said she was determined not to be defined by her disability.

The 14-year-old said: "You would think playing the piano with no hands, that's got to be impossible, because it's all about your fingers, but really I just wanted to show everyone that I found my own way, and so can you."

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #TillyLockey #meningitis #SpecialNeeds

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Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is an ode to humanity, to peace over desperation, to universal kinship and, of course, to joy.

We hope that this small tribute stands as a reminder that community is powerful and together, despite the anxiety and separation, we will come back stronger than before.

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Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is an ode to humanity, to peace over desperation, to universal kinship and, of course, to joy.

We hope that this small tribute stands as a reminder that community is powerful and together, despite the anxiety and separation, we will come back stronger than before.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #PlayOn #virtual #orchestra #beethoven #symphony

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The legendary piano teacher Dame Fanny Waterman says she was "hurt" to be asked to retire from the world-renowned Leeds International Piano Competition.

She founded and ran the competition for more than half a century and stepped down five years ago, aged 95.

At the time, she said: "I feel ready... to hand over the reins."
But she has now told the BBC that she had not wanted to step aside and has criticised the Leeds' decision, calling it "misguided".

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The legendary piano teacher Dame Fanny Waterman says she was "hurt" to be asked to retire from the world-renowned Leeds International Piano Competition.

She founded and ran the competition for more than half a century and stepped down five years ago, aged 95.

At the time, she said: "I feel ready... to hand over the reins."
But she has now told the BBC that she had not wanted to step aside and has criticised the Leeds' decision, calling it "misguided".

#lipc #competition #Leeds #DameFannyWaterman #founder #retire #teacher

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With this performance of Ravel’s “Boléro,” Musicians of the New York Philharmonic send a message of gratitude to the healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.

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With this performance of Ravel’s “Boléro,” Musicians of the New York Philharmonic send a message of gratitude to the healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #virtual #orchestra #ravel #bolero #Philharmonic #tribute

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Sketches including designs for Sir Paul McCartney's "magic piano" that were found in a skip could fetch £10,000 at auction.

Builder Andy Clynes, 54, found them in 1999 as he converted a mill into a wine bar near Manchester.

He put the sketches in his loft but recently decided to get them valued. They will be auctioned on 24 March.

Sir Paul played the psychedelic piano in The Beatles' 1967 Magical Mystery Tour film.

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Sketches including designs for Sir Paul McCartney's "magic piano" that were found in a skip could fetch £10,000 at auction.

Builder Andy Clynes, 54, found them in 1999 as he converted a mill into a wine bar near Manchester.

He put the sketches in his loft but recently decided to get them valued. They will be auctioned on 24 March.

Sir Paul played the psychedelic piano in The Beatles' 1967 Magical Mystery Tour film.

#PaulMcCartney #Beatles #auction #movie #discovery

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All teachers will stop using video conferencing platform Zoom for their home-based teaching, after hackers hijacked the streaming of a lesson to show obscene picture to some students.

The move is a precautionary measure until security issues have been ironed out, the Education Ministry said on Thursday (April 9) night.

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All teachers will stop using video conferencing platform Zoom for their home-based teaching, after hackers hijacked the streaming of a lesson to show obscene picture to some students.

The move is a precautionary measure until security issues have been ironed out, the Education Ministry said on Thursday (April 9) night.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #SGUnited #zoom #online #lesson #teacher #parent

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Just a little something to brighten your day. What started as an idea on my flight home from college ended in a collaboration with some of the most incredible people. I couldn't be more grateful. Please share to help us promote positivity and optimism while we need it most. 💜

"What the World Needs Now" Music by Burt Bacharach, Lyrics by Hal David for Virtual Orchestra

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Just a little something to brighten your day. What started as an idea on my flight home from college ended in a collaboration with some of the most incredible people. I couldn't be more grateful. Please share to help us promote positivity and optimism while we need it most. 💜

"What the World Needs Now" Music by Burt Bacharach, Lyrics by Hal David for Virtual Orchestra

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #virtual #orchestra

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Sally Gilmour, 86, and her husband Ken have been self-isolating in Penzance, Cornwall.

They have been using music to keep themselves entertained during the coronavirus outbreak.

Their daughter Mary Wykes acts as their carer and filmed the video on one of her visits.

She said her mum has always been a "fantastic musician" and her dad Ken, 83, performed as her "backing dancer".

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Sally Gilmour, 86, and her husband Ken have been self-isolating in Penzance, Cornwall.

They have been using music to keep themselves entertained during the coronavirus outbreak.

Their daughter Mary Wykes acts as their carer and filmed the video on one of her visits.

She said her mum has always been a "fantastic musician" and her dad Ken, 83, performed as her "backing dancer".

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome

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SSO Encore: From the Archives: Recorded live at the Esplanade Concert Hall on 30 April 2015, we are re-releasing this performance of Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony, the "Pathétique", conducted by Lan Shui, as part of the series "SSO Encores" from our SSOPlayOn! digital season.

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SSO Encore: From the Archives: Recorded live at the Esplanade Concert Hall on 30 April 2015, we are re-releasing this performance of Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony, the "Pathétique", conducted by Lan Shui, as part of the series "SSO Encores" from our SSOPlayOn! digital season.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #SGUnited #PlayOn #SSOPlayOn #sso #Tchaikovsky #Pathetique

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From us, for you.

We’re (Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest) adjusting to a new reality and we’ll have to find solutions in order to support each other. Creative forces help us, let’s think outside of the box and use innovation to keep our connection and make it work, together. Because if we do it together, we’ll succeed.

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From us, for you.

We’re (Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest) adjusting to a new reality and we’ll have to find solutions in order to support each other. Creative forces help us, let’s think outside of the box and use innovation to keep our connection and make it work, together. Because if we do it together, we’ll succeed.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #Rotterdams #orchestra #virtual #PlayOn

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Due to the current situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Leeds International Piano Competition has cancelled a day of public events planned to celebrate the 100th Birthday of Dame Fanny Waterman on Sunday 22nd March.

The day of events, which included a public concert with past Leeds Gold Medallists, a tea party and a dinner, was scheduled to take place on the very day of her 100th birthday at the University of Leeds.

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Due to the current situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Leeds International Piano Competition has cancelled a day of public events planned to celebrate the 100th Birthday of Dame Fanny Waterman on Sunday 22nd March.

The day of events, which included a public concert with past Leeds Gold Medallists, a tea party and a dinner, was scheduled to take place on the very day of her 100th birthday at the University of Leeds.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #Leeds #lipc #competition #celebration #DameFannyWaterman #birthday

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A Wauwatosa eye doctor is playing piano to help himself and others relax during the coronavirus pandemic

Every day, Mark Veth is tickling the ivories on Facebook Live until his shop reopens.

"I just thought it would be something nice and soothing," he said. "Music tends to be a common chord that people can relax to."

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A Wauwatosa eye doctor is playing piano to help himself and others relax during the coronavirus pandemic

Every day, Mark Veth is tickling the ivories on Facebook Live until his shop reopens.

"I just thought it would be something nice and soothing," he said. "Music tends to be a common chord that people can relax to."

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #MarkVeth #doctor

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The list kept growing.

First, it was saxophonist Marcelo Peralta, who turned 59 just days before he died after contracting the coronavirus on March 10 in Madrid.

Then it was Manu Dibango, 86, a Cameroonian afro-jazz saxophone icon.

Then Mike Longo, 83, a pianist and musical director for Dizzy Gillespie.

Then revered trumpeter Wallace Roney, 59.

Then, on April 1, two deep blows: 85-year-old Ellis Marsalis Jr., a pianist, educator, and patriarch of an... See More

The list kept growing.

First, it was saxophonist Marcelo Peralta, who turned 59 just days before he died after contracting the coronavirus on March 10 in Madrid.

Then it was Manu Dibango, 86, a Cameroonian afro-jazz saxophone icon.

Then Mike Longo, 83, a pianist and musical director for Dizzy Gillespie.

Then revered trumpeter Wallace Roney, 59.

Then, on April 1, two deep blows: 85-year-old Ellis Marsalis Jr., a pianist, educator, and patriarch of an illustrious jazz family, and jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, 94, whose acclaimed work crossed genres.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #jazz #legend #tribute

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In place of the two Baroque Festival concerts that were to have taken place this April (Baroque Festival: Genius of Rome and Baroque Festival: Orpheus of Rome, conducted by Bojan Cicic) we will present our Spotify playlist of Baroque music from the Eternal City, on our SSO Spotify channel.

We hope you'll enjoy it. The list will be shared here on 9 April.

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In place of the two Baroque Festival concerts that were to have taken place this April (Baroque Festival: Genius of Rome and Baroque Festival: Orpheus of Rome, conducted by Bojan Cicic) we will present our Spotify playlist of Baroque music from the Eternal City, on our SSO Spotify channel.

We hope you'll enjoy it. The list will be shared here on 9 April.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #SGUnited #sso #livestream #orchestra #baroque

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A CORONAVIRUS critical care nurse sang “we will rise up” on a piano in a breath-taking performance to cheer up her heroic NHS colleagues.

The talented pianist, called Hannah, sang a cover of Andra Day’s Rise Up which includes uplifting lyrics to keep spirits high as her team battles coronavirus on the frontline.

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A CORONAVIRUS critical care nurse sang “we will rise up” on a piano in a breath-taking performance to cheer up her heroic NHS colleagues.

The talented pianist, called Hannah, sang a cover of Andra Day’s Rise Up which includes uplifting lyrics to keep spirits high as her team battles coronavirus on the frontline.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #nurse #hospital #AndraDay #healthcare

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Given the current circumstances, the 2020 Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition will unfortunately not be able to take place on the scheduled dates.

The Queen Elisabeth Competition team is checking if postponement is possible.

They ask all ticket holders for their patience as they look into the different postponement options along with the question of the many tickets and subscriptions that have already been sold.

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Given the current circumstances, the 2020 Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition will unfortunately not be able to take place on the scheduled dates.

The Queen Elisabeth Competition team is checking if postponement is possible.

They ask all ticket holders for their patience as they look into the different postponement options along with the question of the many tickets and subscriptions that have already been sold.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #QueenElisabeth #competition #postponed #teacher

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His gifted musicianship helped turn him into a global superstar, but Sir Elton John is living without a piano for the first time during quarantine.

Elton, 73 - who has played piano from a very young and started lessons when he was seven - joked: 'I have to be quarantined in the only house I have ever been in without a piano.'

He had to use his son's keyboard.

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His gifted musicianship helped turn him into a global superstar, but Sir Elton John is living without a piano for the first time during quarantine.

Elton, 73 - who has played piano from a very young and started lessons when he was seven - joked: 'I have to be quarantined in the only house I have ever been in without a piano.'

He had to use his son's keyboard.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #EltonJohn #keyboard #quarantined

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From the SSO archives, recordings of the father of Singapore classical music, Leong Yoon Pin (5 Aug 1932 - 13 April 2011).

On Wed 8 Apr, we will publish videos featuring the music of Leong Yoon Pin, performed by the SSO.

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From the SSO archives, recordings of the father of Singapore classical music, Leong Yoon Pin (5 Aug 1932 - 13 April 2011).

On Wed 8 Apr, we will publish videos featuring the music of Leong Yoon Pin, performed by the SSO.

#sso #livestream #orchestra #composer #covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #SGUnited

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The health and safety of all Trinity candidates, examiners and staff is our absolute priority. Therefore, due to the increasing spread of COVID-19, we have taken the decision to suspend all exams and awards with immediate effect.

Trinity is committed to supporting the hard work of candidates and teachers around the world. We know the amount of time and effort involved in preparing for our assessments, and how disappointing it will be to have to postpone exams.

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The health and safety of all Trinity candidates, examiners and staff is our absolute priority. Therefore, due to the increasing spread of COVID-19, we have taken the decision to suspend all exams and awards with immediate effect.

Trinity is committed to supporting the hard work of candidates and teachers around the world. We know the amount of time and effort involved in preparing for our assessments, and how disappointing it will be to have to postpone exams.

We are therefore working on a number of exciting new initiatives that will enable candidates for certain examinations to submit work digitally during this difficult period.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #TrinityCollegeLondon #tcl #exam #teacher #parent #PianoTeacher

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Due to the government closure of work places, our offices will be closed from 7 April to 4 May. We will be unable to answer telephone calls during this time. If you need to contact us please email su-san@abrsm.ac.uk.

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Due to the government closure of work places, our offices will be closed from 7 April to 4 May. We will be unable to answer telephone calls during this time. If you need to contact us please email su-san@abrsm.ac.uk.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #abrsm

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"It definitely feels deeply odd to be thinking about an album rollout at this time," reflects pianist Aaron Parks. "But on the other hand, as a listener and as somebody who's affected by this as well, I know how much I'm needing to get my mind off of this."

Parks, a leading jazz pianist, is speaking by phone from his mother's house in Putnam County, N.Y., where he and his wife have relocated for the time being. He's referring, of course, to the widespread anxiety and disruption caused... See More

"It definitely feels deeply odd to be thinking about an album rollout at this time," reflects pianist Aaron Parks. "But on the other hand, as a listener and as somebody who's affected by this as well, I know how much I'm needing to get my mind off of this."

Parks, a leading jazz pianist, is speaking by phone from his mother's house in Putnam County, N.Y., where he and his wife have relocated for the time being. He's referring, of course, to the widespread anxiety and disruption caused by the coronavirus — a story that has unfolded just as he prepares to release a new album, Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man. The cognitive dissonance of a promotional cycle in the face of a global pandemic isn't lost on him.

#AaronParks #album #release #jazz #covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome

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"Reflections of Passion" by Yanni.

Comments from a YouTube users: "Great tribute to Father by Yanni. Gratitude is reflected in the eyes of his Father!"

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"Reflections of Passion" by Yanni.

Comments from a YouTube users: "Great tribute to Father by Yanni. Gratitude is reflected in the eyes of his Father!"

#yanni #performing #AlbertHall #live #tribute

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A video of Brian Tyler conducting the Raiders of the Lost Ark March composed by John Williams in concert at Royce Hall in Los Angeles.

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A video of Brian Tyler conducting the Raiders of the Lost Ark March composed by John Williams in concert at Royce Hall in Los Angeles.

#BrianTyler #JohnWilliams #RoyceHall #orchestra #performing #concert