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I am sad to share with you that I need to cancel my remaining solo tour dates in Europe.

Unfortunately, due to the current climate of uncertainty, and related logistical challenges, it is not possible for me to continue the tour – indeed six of my concerts have already been cancelled by venues who are having to respond to various governmental guidelines.

This new recital program is very close to my heart, and I will work on finding opportunities to share it with my fans in... See More

I am sad to share with you that I need to cancel my remaining solo tour dates in Europe.

Unfortunately, due to the current climate of uncertainty, and related logistical challenges, it is not possible for me to continue the tour – indeed six of my concerts have already been cancelled by venues who are having to respond to various governmental guidelines.

This new recital program is very close to my heart, and I will work on finding opportunities to share it with my fans in Europe sometime in the future. I

’m sending love and healing energy to everyone affected by the Coronavirus and other illnesses in Europe and across the globe, including in my home country of China.

Take care of yourselves, and each other. - Yuja

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #YujaWang #concert #recital

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It’s the heartwarming combination that never fails to eke out a smile. Catto, meet piano...

Sir Anthony Hopkins has been playing the piano for his cat as he self-isolates amid the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s just what the whole world needs right now.

In the video, the 82-year-old actor serenades his furry companion with a slow piano improvisation, as the relaxed feline sits on his lap and enjoys the performance.

Instead of a round of applause(paws), the four-legged... See More

It’s the heartwarming combination that never fails to eke out a smile. Catto, meet piano...

Sir Anthony Hopkins has been playing the piano for his cat as he self-isolates amid the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s just what the whole world needs right now.

In the video, the 82-year-old actor serenades his furry companion with a slow piano improvisation, as the relaxed feline sits on his lap and enjoys the performance.

Instead of a round of applause(paws), the four-legged listener shows its appreciation through some lovely, heavy purring.

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #AnthonyHopkins #cat

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The Coronavirus Hasn’t Slowed Classical Music - The New York Times. As closures give way to a deluge of live streams, performances have never been more accessible.

In-person performances have been replaced by a deluge of digital ones — live streams and recently unlocked archive recordings — that have made for a calendar hardly less busy than before concert halls closed.

In the past week alone, I’ve been able to watch older performances I missed; ones I had hoped to travel for... See More

The Coronavirus Hasn’t Slowed Classical Music - The New York Times. As closures give way to a deluge of live streams, performances have never been more accessible.

In-person performances have been replaced by a deluge of digital ones — live streams and recently unlocked archive recordings — that have made for a calendar hardly less busy than before concert halls closed.

In the past week alone, I’ve been able to watch older performances I missed; ones I had hoped to travel for this spring; ones that would otherwise seem unfathomable, like the pianist Maria João Pires coming out of retirement. If anything, I’m taking in more music than before; the only difference is that now I can be in multiple places — or at least multiple browser tabs — at once.

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #livestream #youtube

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How to continue your piano lessons during the Coronavirus outbreak has become the biggest question for private piano teachers and music students for the last few days.

While we have closely been following updates from Public Health England and the UK Government, there is little advice on the field of private music lessons due to the extraordinary nature of its swift spread.

Due to the proximity between pupil and tutor during private piano teaching, most of us have become... See More

How to continue your piano lessons during the Coronavirus outbreak has become the biggest question for private piano teachers and music students for the last few days.

While we have closely been following updates from Public Health England and the UK Government, there is little advice on the field of private music lessons due to the extraordinary nature of its swift spread.

Due to the proximity between pupil and tutor during private piano teaching, most of us have become worried about how the Covid-19 current situation can affect your one-to-one piano lessons in the immediate future.

For the foreseeable future Hampstead Piano Academy will remain open as usual and will also be operating via online piano lessons.

With the likely scenario of parents and children having to stay at home, we are keen to recommend a temporary period of video call lessons from the comfort of your home.

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #Hampstead

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Following the developing situation around Covid-19 and to prioritise the health and wellbeing of the Royal College of Music community, we are following Government instructions and have closed our campus buildings until further notice. We have no confirmed cases of Covid-19 at the RCM but we are committed to safeguarding our community and the wider public.

We are closing all College buildings, meaning that students should not come to College to practise or socialise. All members of... See More

Following the developing situation around Covid-19 and to prioritise the health and wellbeing of the Royal College of Music community, we are following Government instructions and have closed our campus buildings until further notice. We have no confirmed cases of Covid-19 at the RCM but we are committed to safeguarding our community and the wider public.

We are closing all College buildings, meaning that students should not come to College to practise or socialise. All members of staff who can work from home should do so. We remain digitally operational with remote delivery of lessons and professional services.

Please be patient with us as we work hard to facilitate this change. By following the social distancing policies that are being put in place around the world, we will all do our part to limit the spread of coronavirus.

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #rcm

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The current Coronavirus pandemic brings questions to the fore about how to eliminate the spread of infectious and harmful microorganisms in our teaching or practicing spaces.

One of the most burning ones is what can be done to sanitize or disinfect piano keys without harming them. Piano manufacturers advise against using any form of alcohol, but what’s the alternative?

And during an ongoing pandemic when public health have higher priority than material concerns, do we need to... See More

The current Coronavirus pandemic brings questions to the fore about how to eliminate the spread of infectious and harmful microorganisms in our teaching or practicing spaces.

One of the most burning ones is what can be done to sanitize or disinfect piano keys without harming them. Piano manufacturers advise against using any form of alcohol, but what’s the alternative?

And during an ongoing pandemic when public health have higher priority than material concerns, do we need to re-evaluate the advice?

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #disinfect

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With Coronavirus spreading throughout the world here’s a few practical tips for being proactive in your piano studio and teaching.

By taking a few, simple steps you can keep yourself and your students as safe as possible and help to prevent any spread of Coronavirus.

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With Coronavirus spreading throughout the world here’s a few practical tips for being proactive in your piano studio and teaching.

By taking a few, simple steps you can keep yourself and your students as safe as possible and help to prevent any spread of Coronavirus.

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #teacher #parent #student #learning #methodology #lesson

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Film Music Festival (FMF) 2017: 10th FMF Anniversary Gala | Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag | Brian Tyler

The culmination of the 10th anniversary edition of the festival was the traditional Film Music Gala. The programme included specially prepared suites from films and TV series, created by the most famous artists of the genre.

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Film Music Festival (FMF) 2017: 10th FMF Anniversary Gala | Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag | Brian Tyler

The culmination of the 10th anniversary edition of the festival was the traditional Film Music Gala. The programme included specially prepared suites from films and TV series, created by the most famous artists of the genre.

#fmf #fmf2017 #BrianTyler #concert #live #recital #performing #orchestra #AssassinsCreed #game #theme

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For 33 years, John A. Kite has played piano at The Brown Palace Hotel. He’s the soundtrack to tea-sipping in the impressive lobby and the accompanist for patrons who burst into song at The Ship Tavern. (The most requested song? “Moon River,” he says.)

But until bars and restaurant dining rooms are allowed to open again, Kite won’t be tickling the ivories. He’s sad. But he gets it.

“I think closing the bars and restaurants in Denver, per our mayor, is the only way that this... See More

For 33 years, John A. Kite has played piano at The Brown Palace Hotel. He’s the soundtrack to tea-sipping in the impressive lobby and the accompanist for patrons who burst into song at The Ship Tavern. (The most requested song? “Moon River,” he says.)

But until bars and restaurant dining rooms are allowed to open again, Kite won’t be tickling the ivories. He’s sad. But he gets it.

“I think closing the bars and restaurants in Denver, per our mayor, is the only way that this virus thing is going to level out,” he said.

Kite said this is the first time in its 86-year history that The Ship Tavern has closed.

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #hotel #accompaniment

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Moonlight sonata is one of Beethoven's most popular compositions for the piano, and it was a popular favorite even in his own day.

#Beethoven #MoonlightSonata #DanielBarenboim

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Learn classical improvisation from Dr. Mortensen.

Dr. John Mortensen, Steinway Artist and Professor of Piano, gives ten assignments to his new students.

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Learn classical improvisation from Dr. Mortensen.

Dr. John Mortensen, Steinway Artist and Professor of Piano, gives ten assignments to his new students.

#JohnMortensen #steinway #teacher #student #lesson #learning #methodology #pedagogy #improvisation

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If you’re a fan of classical music, then you assuredly know about the famous piano. Used in concerts everywhere, the piano has a long history of bringing music to life with its delicate sound and beautiful resonance.

But did you know that there’s a holiday dedicated to pianos? That’s right, there’s a day all about the history and love for pianos. Read more to learn about the history of the piano and about how you can celebrate this amazing holiday.

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If you’re a fan of classical music, then you assuredly know about the famous piano. Used in concerts everywhere, the piano has a long history of bringing music to life with its delicate sound and beautiful resonance.

But did you know that there’s a holiday dedicated to pianos? That’s right, there’s a day all about the history and love for pianos. Read more to learn about the history of the piano and about how you can celebrate this amazing holiday.

#PianoDay #celebrate #anniversary #festival #performing #live

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The idea was to highlight the instrument through events, lectures, masterclasses, etc. and to involve performers, manufacturers, tuners, and piano lovers around the world. A standard piano has 88 keys so he chose to hold the festival on the 88th day of the year.

The inaugural Piano Day 2015 was on 29th March. It is held on that date every year, save for when there is a leap year. So in 2020, it is on the 28th.

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The idea was to highlight the instrument through events, lectures, masterclasses, etc. and to involve performers, manufacturers, tuners, and piano lovers around the world. A standard piano has 88 keys so he chose to hold the festival on the 88th day of the year.

The inaugural Piano Day 2015 was on 29th March. It is held on that date every year, save for when there is a leap year. So in 2020, it is on the 28th.

#PianoDay #celebrate #anniversary #festival #performing #live

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Happy World Piano Day! To celebrate the 88th day of the year, we set our artists a fun challenge to create their own variation of "Twinkle Twinkle", inspired by Mozart's "Ah, vous dirai-je maman". We would like to thank our wonderful artists for their submissions, taken in their own homes.

Artists: Elizabeth Joy Roe, Ola Gjeilo, Lucie Horsch, Isata Kanneh-Mason, and our newest signing Christian Li - on violin!

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Happy World Piano Day! To celebrate the 88th day of the year, we set our artists a fun challenge to create their own variation of "Twinkle Twinkle", inspired by Mozart's "Ah, vous dirai-je maman". We would like to thank our wonderful artists for their submissions, taken in their own homes.

Artists: Elizabeth Joy Roe, Ola Gjeilo, Lucie Horsch, Isata Kanneh-Mason, and our newest signing Christian Li - on violin!

#PianoDay #celebrate #anniversary #festival #mozart #twinkle

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Deutsche Gramophon marks Piano Day March 28, 3pm CET, with an international virtual festival featuring performances by members of its family of artists, live-streamed on our FB and YouTube channel.

The roster of stars includes Maria João Pires, Víkingur Ólafsson, Joep Beving, Rudolf Buchbinder, Seong-Jin Cho, Jan Lisiecki, Kit Armstrong, Simon Ghraichy, Daniil Trifonov, Evgeny Kissin - bringing people together through the power of music.

We hope you will join us and celebrate... See More

Deutsche Gramophon marks Piano Day March 28, 3pm CET, with an international virtual festival featuring performances by members of its family of artists, live-streamed on our FB and YouTube channel.

The roster of stars includes Maria João Pires, Víkingur Ólafsson, Joep Beving, Rudolf Buchbinder, Seong-Jin Cho, Jan Lisiecki, Kit Armstrong, Simon Ghraichy, Daniil Trifonov, Evgeny Kissin - bringing people together through the power of music.

We hope you will join us and celebrate Piano Day with our 'Piano Masters' playlist.

#PianoDay #NilsFrahm #celebrate #anniversary #festival

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On Monday, April 6 from 9am to 7pm, there will be one location in the Portland Metro area where you can hear the piano played by local pianists of all ages: Union Station in Northwest Portland.

The choice of music is up to the performer and there are no restrictions on what can be played.

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On Monday, April 6 from 9am to 7pm, there will be one location in the Portland Metro area where you can hear the piano played by local pianists of all ages: Union Station in Northwest Portland.

The choice of music is up to the performer and there are no restrictions on what can be played.

#PianoDay #celebrate #anniversary #festival #performing #live

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On Saturday, March 28, we marked Piano Day, a celebration of the piano in all its forms. Here is our exclusive broadcast featuring moving performances, unseen recordings and interviews.

Sydney Opera House is an Australian icon and one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world. On this channel you will find performances, behind the scenes content and stories from beneath the sails. With over 40 shows a week at the Sydney Opera House there's something for everyone.

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On Saturday, March 28, we marked Piano Day, a celebration of the piano in all its forms. Here is our exclusive broadcast featuring moving performances, unseen recordings and interviews.

Sydney Opera House is an Australian icon and one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world. On this channel you will find performances, behind the scenes content and stories from beneath the sails. With over 40 shows a week at the Sydney Opera House there's something for everyone.

#PianoDay #NilsFrahm #celebrate #anniversary #festival

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This Saturday marks Piano Day 2020, a celebration of the most versatile and beloved instrument in the world, and, while scores of events have had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there are still some that you can watch live streamed online.

Unlike a normal concert or sporting fixture, Piano Day can’t just be delayed until later in the year. German composer and What Hi-Fi? favourite Nils Frahm designed the worldwide event to be celebrated on the 88th day of each year,... See More

This Saturday marks Piano Day 2020, a celebration of the most versatile and beloved instrument in the world, and, while scores of events have had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there are still some that you can watch live streamed online.

Unlike a normal concert or sporting fixture, Piano Day can’t just be delayed until later in the year. German composer and What Hi-Fi? favourite Nils Frahm designed the worldwide event to be celebrated on the 88th day of each year, to represent the number of keys on a piano.

And it’s been growing each year. We’ve picked out some of the best Piano Day live streams that are still happening across the weekend, interspersed with some gorgeous piano performances to whet your appetite.

#PianoDay #NilsFrahm #celebrate #anniversary #festival

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“Why does the world need a Piano Day? For many reasons. But mostly, because it doesn’t hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around it: performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers and most important, the listener.” – Nils Frahm

Piano Day, a annual worldwide event founded by a group of likeminded people, takes place on the 88th day of the year – in 2020 it’s the 28th March – because of the number of keys on the instrument being celebrated.

The aim of the day is to... See More

“Why does the world need a Piano Day? For many reasons. But mostly, because it doesn’t hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around it: performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers and most important, the listener.” – Nils Frahm

Piano Day, a annual worldwide event founded by a group of likeminded people, takes place on the 88th day of the year – in 2020 it’s the 28th March – because of the number of keys on the instrument being celebrated.

The aim of the day is to create a platform for piano related projects in order to promote the development of musical dimensions and to continue sharing the centuries-old joy of playing piano. Piano Day welcomes all kinds of piano lovers — young and old, amateur and professional, of any musical direction – to join in this years festivities. It is intended to be the most joyful of all holidays!

#PianoDay #NilsFrahm #celebrate #anniversary #festival

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Mr. Andrew Lloyd Webber playing the piano as the country remains under lockdown due to Corona Virus COVID19
With us all spending a bit more time at home, which ALW musical number would you like to see Andrew play?

I didn’t think I’d ever get such a response to this little tryout! Here I am in my own self-isolation. The song that came out on top was ‘All I Ask Of You’ - ALW

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Mr. Andrew Lloyd Webber playing the piano as the country remains under lockdown due to Corona Virus COVID19
With us all spending a bit more time at home, which ALW musical number would you like to see Andrew play?

I didn’t think I’d ever get such a response to this little tryout! Here I am in my own self-isolation. The song that came out on top was ‘All I Ask Of You’ - ALW

#alw #AndrewLloydWebber #phantom #PhantomOfTheOpera #WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #live

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Piano Teachers > Will private tutors who are not based in centres be required to suspend their lessons?

We urge private tutors who conduct lessons outside of centres (e.g. home-based tutors) to take appropriate and sensible measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including observing guidelines on social distancing, segregating students should they be from different schools, and ensuring that those who are on LOA or SHN do not attend. They should also ensure that parents are... See More

Piano Teachers > Will private tutors who are not based in centres be required to suspend their lessons?

We urge private tutors who conduct lessons outside of centres (e.g. home-based tutors) to take appropriate and sensible measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including observing guidelines on social distancing, segregating students should they be from different schools, and ensuring that those who are on LOA or SHN do not attend. They should also ensure that parents are comfortable with the arrangements.

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #sgunited #SingaporeTogether #TogetherAtHome #teacher #parent #lesson

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Dr. John Mortensen suggest five ideas for practicing the piano in time of global pandemic.

1. Play easy/intermediate pieces to "close the loop".
2. Record yourself and make a list you're bad at.
3. Go after a technical deficiency.
4. Listen to non-piano music to gain a perspective on what the piano is good at and not so good at.
5. Learn the Art of Partimento

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Dr. John Mortensen suggest five ideas for practicing the piano in time of global pandemic.

1. Play easy/intermediate pieces to "close the loop".
2. Record yourself and make a list you're bad at.
3. Go after a technical deficiency.
4. Listen to non-piano music to gain a perspective on what the piano is good at and not so good at.
5. Learn the Art of Partimento

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #teacher #parent #student #lesson #methodology #pedagogy #Partimento

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Following COVID-19 measures announced by the Ministry of Health as of 24 March 2020 regarding events and limiting group sizes to 10 or fewer, we will unfortunately be closing all Conservatory activity from public access for the rest of the concert season at least until further notice.

We need to do this to prioritise the safety of our students, staff and audience members, while continuing to deliver our curriculum and programming as fully as is sensible.

As such, all concerts... See More

Following COVID-19 measures announced by the Ministry of Health as of 24 March 2020 regarding events and limiting group sizes to 10 or fewer, we will unfortunately be closing all Conservatory activity from public access for the rest of the concert season at least until further notice.

We need to do this to prioritise the safety of our students, staff and audience members, while continuing to deliver our curriculum and programming as fully as is sensible.

As such, all concerts and events have been cancelled, postponed or made internal-only. While internal-only events will still take place, they will now be open only to the YST students and faculty/jury members who are taking part in the respective classes, assessments or competition, with no public audience.

Senior Recitals will be open to the jury panel only, but they will also be live-streamed on our Youtube channel (more details to be announced). Click below to visit our channel and check out some past performances and highlights as well!

We hope to be back bringing you more great music in person soon. Thank you for your kind understanding and continued (if more virtual) support during these challenging times. Please take care and keep well!

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #sgunited #SingaporeTogether #TogetherAtHome #school #announcement #conservatory

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Today the Singapore Symphony Orchestra announces the cancellation of all remaining live concerts in the 19/20 season.

All corresponding SSO pre-concert talks will also be cancelled.

The cancellations are due to guest artists being unable to arrive in Singapore because of travel restrictions, as well as the Ministry of Health’s 24 March 2020 advisory to cancel all concerts until 30 April. For the SSO Mother's Day outdoor concert, we have concerns about the ability to maintain... See More

Today the Singapore Symphony Orchestra announces the cancellation of all remaining live concerts in the 19/20 season.

All corresponding SSO pre-concert talks will also be cancelled.

The cancellations are due to guest artists being unable to arrive in Singapore because of travel restrictions, as well as the Ministry of Health’s 24 March 2020 advisory to cancel all concerts until 30 April. For the SSO Mother's Day outdoor concert, we have concerns about the ability to maintain safe distancing in the venue.

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #sgunited #SingaporeTogether #TogetherAtHome #announcement #MothersDay #concert #recital