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Written when Jon Schmidt was about 21, "All of Me" is one of his most popular original tunes.

#JonSchmidt #ThePianoGuys #performing #original

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Check out how Peter Bence uses the soft pedal as percussion!!

Some comments from the community:

- Pretty sure he's sponsored by Piano Companies so he can break all the pianos he wants

- repairman: broken pedal again mr bence?

- He plays the piano to the piano's fullest capacity. One of the greatest artist.

- Piano tuner: "Hmmm, looks like the soft pedal's been used rather a lot...."
Peter: *whistles, hands in pockets, starts checking a picture on the... See More

Check out how Peter Bence uses the soft pedal as percussion!!

Some comments from the community:

- Pretty sure he's sponsored by Piano Companies so he can break all the pianos he wants

- repairman: broken pedal again mr bence?

- He plays the piano to the piano's fullest capacity. One of the greatest artist.

- Piano tuner: "Hmmm, looks like the soft pedal's been used rather a lot...."
Peter: *whistles, hands in pockets, starts checking a picture on the wall...

#PeterBence #cover #performing #pedal #effects

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It might appear odd to encounter a recording of Johannes Brahms' Lieder (German art songs) arranged for four hands on the piano.

But why not? In actual fact, much of the German composer's orchestral music (all four symphonies, overtures and serenades), chamber music (quartets and quintets) and even his German Requiem exist in versions for piano four hands.

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It might appear odd to encounter a recording of Johannes Brahms' Lieder (German art songs) arranged for four hands on the piano.

But why not? In actual fact, much of the German composer's orchestral music (all four symphonies, overtures and serenades), chamber music (quartets and quintets) and even his German Requiem exist in versions for piano four hands.

#JohannesBrahms #brahms #FourHands #duo #duet #orchestra
#symphony #overture #serenade #quartet #quintet #requiem #voice #CarlesLama #SofiaCabruja #recital #performing #concert

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The soothing sound of a grand piano drifted across Taksim Square, bringing a welcome calm a day after violence rocked the area.

Throughout the day protesters had been readying themselves for another assault by police.

But then, in the space of a few hours, the atmosphere in the square changed; and it had a lot to do with one man and his piano.

Hundreds gathered around German musician Davide Martello as he clinked away late into the evening. They were mostly silent... See More

The soothing sound of a grand piano drifted across Taksim Square, bringing a welcome calm a day after violence rocked the area.

Throughout the day protesters had been readying themselves for another assault by police.

But then, in the space of a few hours, the atmosphere in the square changed; and it had a lot to do with one man and his piano.

Hundreds gathered around German musician Davide Martello as he clinked away late into the evening. They were mostly silent while he played John Lennon’s Imagine, some Bach, and his own composition “Lightsoldiers.”

#DavideMartello #peace #JohnLennon #public #performing

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A piano prodigy who made his professional debut at age 12, Peter Serkin seemed destined from childhood to carry on the legacy of his father, Rudolf Serkin, one of the 20th century’s most revered pianists.

But while the elder Serkin was celebrated for breathing new life into Beethoven and other old masters, his son became known for championing the work of 20th-century composers such as Oliver Knussen, Toru Takemitsu, Stefan Wolpe and his childhood friend Peter Lieberson, even as he... See More

A piano prodigy who made his professional debut at age 12, Peter Serkin seemed destined from childhood to carry on the legacy of his father, Rudolf Serkin, one of the 20th century’s most revered pianists.

But while the elder Serkin was celebrated for breathing new life into Beethoven and other old masters, his son became known for championing the work of 20th-century composers such as Oliver Knussen, Toru Takemitsu, Stefan Wolpe and his childhood friend Peter Lieberson, even as he worked to reveal rich new textures in the classical repertoire so cherished by his father.

Serkin, who has died of pancreatic cancer aged 72, played everything from Bach to Berio and Mozart to Messiaen, sometimes using a 19th-century fortepiano to perform period works.

#prodigy #PeterSerkin #RudolfSerkin #beethoven #OliverKnussen #ToruTakemitsu #StefanWolpe #cancer #bach #mozart #20thCentury

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Chinese pianist Yuja Wang arrived at Vancouver Airport, Canada, for a recital only to be detained by police.

She was subject to 'intense questioning' for over an hour upon arrival in Canada over the weekend, causing her to almost miss her recital that evening at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

The experience left her 'extremely shaken', she explained in a Facebook post after her performance.

She had no other option but to perform in sunglasses in order to cover... See More

Chinese pianist Yuja Wang arrived at Vancouver Airport, Canada, for a recital only to be detained by police.

She was subject to 'intense questioning' for over an hour upon arrival in Canada over the weekend, causing her to almost miss her recital that evening at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

The experience left her 'extremely shaken', she explained in a Facebook post after her performance.

She had no other option but to perform in sunglasses in order to cover her 'visibly red and swollen' eyes.

#YujaWang #recital #performing #event #concert

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Derek Paravicini (born 26 July 1979) is a blind English autistic savant and musical prodigy. He resides in London. Paravicini was born extremely prematurely, at 25 weeks, along with a twin sister who did not survive birth. His blindness was caused by an overdosage of oxygen therapy given during his time in a neonatal intensive care unit. This also affected his developing brain, resulting in his severe learning disability.He also has autism.
He has absolute pitch and can play any piece... See More

Derek Paravicini (born 26 July 1979) is a blind English autistic savant and musical prodigy. He resides in London. Paravicini was born extremely prematurely, at 25 weeks, along with a twin sister who did not survive birth. His blindness was caused by an overdosage of oxygen therapy given during his time in a neonatal intensive care unit. This also affected his developing brain, resulting in his severe learning disability.He also has autism.
He has absolute pitch and can play any piece of music after hearing it once.

#autistic #blind #prodigy #DerekParavicini

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Casio Music UK has announced the release of two new and improved models in its Celviano Grand Hybrid range in collaboration with C.Bechstein.

The new GP-310 and the GP-510 models both have a new speaker system providing enhanced sound projection and reinforced bass reproduction. This is combined with an upgraded touch response that promises a more powerful performance for pianists, as well an a new enhanced AiR sound source.

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Casio Music UK has announced the release of two new and improved models in its Celviano Grand Hybrid range in collaboration with C.Bechstein.

The new GP-310 and the GP-510 models both have a new speaker system providing enhanced sound projection and reinforced bass reproduction. This is combined with an upgraded touch response that promises a more powerful performance for pianists, as well an a new enhanced AiR sound source.

#casio #digital #buy #parent #teacher #Celviano #Bechstein #grand #hybrid

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Casio’s latest digital piano has been made with the sounds of a Bechstein grand in mind. Thankfully, the merging of the makers has worked.

At the end of last year Casio officially announced the release of two newly upgraded pianos from their Celviano Grand Hybrid Digital range, in collaboration with C. Bechstein. The GP-310 was one of them.

At the moment, this is the closest you will get to owning a piano that sounds like an acoustic grand. This Casio GP-310 comes close, and... See More

Casio’s latest digital piano has been made with the sounds of a Bechstein grand in mind. Thankfully, the merging of the makers has worked.

At the end of last year Casio officially announced the release of two newly upgraded pianos from their Celviano Grand Hybrid Digital range, in collaboration with C. Bechstein. The GP-310 was one of them.

At the moment, this is the closest you will get to owning a piano that sounds like an acoustic grand. This Casio GP-310 comes close, and offers you a whole multitude of customisable features.

#casio #digital #buy #parent #teacher #Celviano #Bechstein #grand #hybrid

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If pop songs can so easily be written and then distributed into an unbreakable cycle of hits, can't they also be reverse engineered and reproduced? Can't a songwriter feed a topic into a machine and have that machine regurgitate a melody and lyrics, forming a pop song that's packaged and ready to go?

Not if you want the song to find an audience, says John Covach, the director of the Institute for Popular Music at the University of Rochester. Pop music has always been more about... See More

If pop songs can so easily be written and then distributed into an unbreakable cycle of hits, can't they also be reverse engineered and reproduced? Can't a songwriter feed a topic into a machine and have that machine regurgitate a melody and lyrics, forming a pop song that's packaged and ready to go?

Not if you want the song to find an audience, says John Covach, the director of the Institute for Popular Music at the University of Rochester. Pop music has always been more about cultural significance than musical inventiveness. The tunes that become hits today may not have five years ago.

The Beatles, he says, probably wouldn't have had the success they did if they released their music for the first time today.

#ArtificialIntelligence #ai #composing

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Damien Riehl is a lawyer who has worked on copyright. Noah Rubin is a coder. They were hanging out after a long day at work when a “a lark, a thought experiment” occurred to Riehl:

Maybe they could exhaust all possible melodies—and in so doing, protect musicians from being sued for copying songs they don’t remember hearing.

On another level, the melody project asks some interesting questions about machine creation. Is writing some software to output MIDI melodies to a hard... See More

Damien Riehl is a lawyer who has worked on copyright. Noah Rubin is a coder. They were hanging out after a long day at work when a “a lark, a thought experiment” occurred to Riehl:

Maybe they could exhaust all possible melodies—and in so doing, protect musicians from being sued for copying songs they don’t remember hearing.

On another level, the melody project asks some interesting questions about machine creation. Is writing some software to output MIDI melodies to a hard drive the same as if you’d created the song, played it on your xylophone, and uploaded it to SoundCloud? Did Riehl and Rubin free music from restriction, or did they infringe on millions of copyrights?

#copyright #ArtificialIntelligence #ai #composing #law

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We are introducing digital mark forms for all practical graded exams and ARSM exams. The new mark forms will look very similar to the current paper forms, but comments will appear as type rather than handwriting.

You will receive your practical and ARSM results more quickly, usually within a week of the exam, subject to quality assurance checks.

From July 2020, all examiners will be using our new specially created examiner app to deliver and mark practical exams. Although... See More

We are introducing digital mark forms for all practical graded exams and ARSM exams. The new mark forms will look very similar to the current paper forms, but comments will appear as type rather than handwriting.

You will receive your practical and ARSM results more quickly, usually within a week of the exam, subject to quality assurance checks.

From July 2020, all examiners will be using our new specially created examiner app to deliver and mark practical exams. Although examiners will be working in a different way, the exam experience for all candidates will stay the same.

#abrsm #exam #register #parent #teacher

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For Private Visit exams that take place at a venue organised by the applicant, find out about the new changes that impacts applicable ABRSM exams from April 2020 onwards.

#abrsm #exam #register #parent... See More

For Private Visit exams that take place at a venue organised by the applicant, find out about the new changes that impacts applicable ABRSM exams from April 2020 onwards.

#abrsm #exam #register #parent #teacher

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If you are booking applicable exams from April 2020 onwards, at a Public Venue organised by us, you can:

1. Choose your practical exam date and venue
2. View exam venue details
3. Change practical exam appointments online (up to 48 hours before exam date)

#abrsm #exam #register... See More

If you are booking applicable exams from April 2020 onwards, at a Public Venue organised by us, you can:

1. Choose your practical exam date and venue
2. View exam venue details
3. Change practical exam appointments online (up to 48 hours before exam date)

#abrsm #exam #register #parent #teacher

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We are introducing a new online exam booking service. These changes apply to the following ABRSM exams from April 2020: graded music exams (Practical and Music Theory), ARSM, Prep Test, Performance Assessment.

1. If you are booking practical exams at a Public Venue organised by us, you will be able to choose your exam date and venue from a list of options, and change appointments online.

2. If you are booking practical exams at a Private Visit, you will be able to use our... See More

We are introducing a new online exam booking service. These changes apply to the following ABRSM exams from April 2020: graded music exams (Practical and Music Theory), ARSM, Prep Test, Performance Assessment.

1. If you are booking practical exams at a Public Venue organised by us, you will be able to choose your exam date and venue from a list of options, and change appointments online.

2. If you are booking practical exams at a Private Visit, you will be able to use our online timetabling tool to arrange your exam day(s).

3. Practical exam results will be available more quickly – within a week of the exam, subject to quality assurance checks – with digital mark forms available online as soon as we release your results.

#abrsm #exam #register #parent #teacher

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Yamaha announces ten finalists for its Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarships

All applicants are under the age of 25 and are currently studying in full time music education in the UK.

The finalists will perform on the Conservatoire’s ‘CFX’ - Yamaha’s flagship concert grand piano to an eminent judging panel.

Founded in 1989, the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship competitions now take place in 32 countries and have endowed over 1000 scholarships... See More

Yamaha announces ten finalists for its Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarships

All applicants are under the age of 25 and are currently studying in full time music education in the UK.

The finalists will perform on the Conservatoire’s ‘CFX’ - Yamaha’s flagship concert grand piano to an eminent judging panel.

Founded in 1989, the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship competitions now take place in 32 countries and have endowed over 1000 scholarships totalling more than one million euros since their inception.

A not-for-profit charity, it is dedicated to providing support and performance platforms for the next generation of classical music talent.

The finals are open for all to attend and entry to the event is free.

#yamaha #Scholarship #grand #cfx #YamahaMusicFoundation #competition #charity #event

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When the time comes for the test,
Our vigilance will never rest,
We'll be united. One people, one nation, one Singapore.

At the SSO National Concert 2019, Singapore Jazz legend Jeremy Monteiro performed, as an encore, the National Day classic which he wrote, "One People, One Nation, One Singapore" in a jazzy arrangement he specially made for piano, bass, drums and tabla.

Recorded live at the Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore, 10 Aug 2019.

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When the time comes for the test,
Our vigilance will never rest,
We'll be united. One people, one nation, one Singapore.

At the SSO National Concert 2019, Singapore Jazz legend Jeremy Monteiro performed, as an encore, the National Day classic which he wrote, "One People, One Nation, One Singapore" in a jazzy arrangement he specially made for piano, bass, drums and tabla.

Recorded live at the Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore, 10 Aug 2019.

#sso #JeremyMonteiro #ndp #concert #orchestra #sgunited #WuhanVirus #covid19

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"Martha once said that Prokofiev is her best friend. Now I can see what she meant."

"The killer octaves at 18:01...oh my.. "

"Mind-blowing - She is a living miracle."

"It is quite perturbing that she plays this massive difficult piece at 77 as when she was 30......"

"I was there seated at the second row from the stage, totally mesmerized by Martha"s stunning performance. To watch her live was a dream come true."

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"Martha once said that Prokofiev is her best friend. Now I can see what she meant."

"The killer octaves at 18:01...oh my.. "

"Mind-blowing - She is a living miracle."

"It is quite perturbing that she plays this massive difficult piece at 77 as when she was 30......"

"I was there seated at the second row from the stage, totally mesmerized by Martha"s stunning performance. To watch her live was a dream come true."

#MarthaArgerich #sso #Prokofiev #concerto #sipf #sipf2018 #orchestra #performing #event

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Maestro Joe Hisaishi, Singaporean soprano Jennifer Lien and the orchestra take a bow before the full house audience at the conclusion of tonight's concert! We hope you enjoyed it!

#sso #orchestra #concert #recital... See More

Maestro Joe Hisaishi, Singaporean soprano Jennifer Lien and the orchestra take a bow before the full house audience at the conclusion of tonight's concert! We hope you enjoyed it!

#sso #orchestra #concert #recital #event #JoeHisaishi #JenniferLien

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Hisaishi-sensei, thank you for your music! "The earth speaks to all of us, and if we listen, we can understand." - Castle In the Sky

To all: thank you for attending!

#sso #orchestra #concert #recital... See More

Hisaishi-sensei, thank you for your music! "The earth speaks to all of us, and if we listen, we can understand." - Castle In the Sky

To all: thank you for attending!

#sso #orchestra #concert #recital #event #JoeHisaishi #CastleInTheSky

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"The arts help you to surrender yourself to the unknown, and the beauty of a piece of art or music reinvigorates your belief that, as human beings, we have the ability to transcend today's problems and attain greatness." - Our CEO, Mr Chng Hak-Peng
The Straits Times, 25 Feb

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"The arts help you to surrender yourself to the unknown, and the beauty of a piece of art or music reinvigorates your belief that, as human beings, we have the ability to transcend today's problems and attain greatness." - Our CEO, Mr Chng Hak-Peng
The Straits Times, 25 Feb

#sso #orchestra #concert #recital #event #sgunited #WuhanVirus #covid19 #media #StraitsTimes #newspaper

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Enjoy an SSO performance at twilight in the beautiful setting of Gardens by the Bay. As the sun sets, Darrell Ang conducts a programme of well-known music by Brahms, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Lully. Why not bring a picnic to enjoy along with the music? And what’s more, your four-legged friends are welcome to join us as well!

Free Admission. No tickets required. All ages, all welcome.

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Enjoy an SSO performance at twilight in the beautiful setting of Gardens by the Bay. As the sun sets, Darrell Ang conducts a programme of well-known music by Brahms, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Lully. Why not bring a picnic to enjoy along with the music? And what’s more, your four-legged friends are welcome to join us as well!

Free Admission. No tickets required. All ages, all welcome.

#sso #orchestra #concert #recital #event #gbtb #picnic #Tchaikovsky #Prokofiev #Lully #Brahms #Mozart

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Complimentary Tickets for Frontline Workers: In addition, we'd like to invite healthcare workers, public transport and taxi drivers, as well as private-hire drivers in Singapore to our concerts, as a gesture of our appreciation for your contributions during this trying time. Please visit the link below to find out how you can get a pair of complimentary tickets.

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Complimentary Tickets for Frontline Workers: In addition, we'd like to invite healthcare workers, public transport and taxi drivers, as well as private-hire drivers in Singapore to our concerts, as a gesture of our appreciation for your contributions during this trying time. Please visit the link below to find out how you can get a pair of complimentary tickets.

#sso #orchestra #concert #recital #event #sgunited #WuhanVirus #covid19 #giveaway #TicketGiveaway

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Piano Piece Pick #17 - Here's something very different... from Ukrainian jazz pianist and composer, Alexander Tsfasman. This is "Stay With Me".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mxXWjwHlgY