October 25, 2019 at 3:45pm

In 1866 Steinway & Sons opened the first Steinway Hall on 14th Street, New York. A “Steinway Hall” was the original Apple Store. It was a building housing showrooms, sales departments, concert halls, and technical workshops for Steinway & Sons. The original New York Hall had a main auditorium capable of seating over 2,000, and a stage able to accommodate a 100-piece orchestra. It quickly became the city’s cultural focus.

In 2017, Steinway opened their first new European retail... See More

In 1866 Steinway & Sons opened the first Steinway Hall on 14th Street, New York. A “Steinway Hall” was the original Apple Store. It was a building housing showrooms, sales departments, concert halls, and technical workshops for Steinway & Sons. The original New York Hall had a main auditorium capable of seating over 2,000, and a stage able to accommodate a 100-piece orchestra. It quickly became the city’s cultural focus.

In 2017, Steinway opened their first new European retail, technical, and concert space outside of Germany for 142 years.

Located in Paris’ culturally rich 7th Arrondissement (borough), the truly elegant premises total 700 square metres, and feature a 50-seat concert room, two rehearsal studios and a large retail showroom. The studios can house up to 45 pianos, and a team of Steinway technicians also reside on-site.

#steinway #SteinwayGallery

October 25, 2019 at 2:50pm

Do you know elephant ivory was widely used to make piano keys many years ago? This was because of its value and aesthetic quality, and its ability to absorb the fingers' perspiration.

Compared to plastic keys, ivory piano keys can even help to reduce the chances of the pianist’s fingers slipping while playing. If you have an old piano, and you're suspecting if its piano keys are made of ivory, check out the following 6 methods.

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Do you know elephant ivory was widely used to make piano keys many years ago? This was because of its value and aesthetic quality, and its ability to absorb the fingers' perspiration.

Compared to plastic keys, ivory piano keys can even help to reduce the chances of the pianist’s fingers slipping while playing. If you have an old piano, and you're suspecting if its piano keys are made of ivory, check out the following 6 methods.

#ivory #DoYouKnow

October 25, 2019 at 12:21pm
October 25, 2019 at 12:18pm

British pianist Sarah Nicolls is in the process of developing the new design and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help with costs.

Modelled on a combination of grand and upright, the new design aims to be light and compact enough to bring the fullness of a grand piano’s sound into modern spaces.

Drastically reducing the weight of the instrument is a big feature of the Standing Grand. Whilst a standard grand piano weighs around 450kg, the Standing Grand will weigh around... See More

British pianist Sarah Nicolls is in the process of developing the new design and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help with costs.

Modelled on a combination of grand and upright, the new design aims to be light and compact enough to bring the fullness of a grand piano’s sound into modern spaces.

Drastically reducing the weight of the instrument is a big feature of the Standing Grand. Whilst a standard grand piano weighs around 450kg, the Standing Grand will weigh around 82kg, making it so much easier to shift around your home.

#SarahNicolls #grand #creative

October 25, 2019 at 12:15pm

Thomas’s authoritative playing shows why Feldman’s keyboard music is some of the most important of the last century.

Morton Feldman wrote for the piano for most of his composing career, and the 46 pieces included in Philip Thomas's collection – the most extensive survey of this music to date, including several works recorded for the first time – provide a thread through its changing emphases and stylistic shifts.

The earliest here is an untitled piece from 1942, just one... See More

Thomas’s authoritative playing shows why Feldman’s keyboard music is some of the most important of the last century.

Morton Feldman wrote for the piano for most of his composing career, and the 46 pieces included in Philip Thomas's collection – the most extensive survey of this music to date, including several works recorded for the first time – provide a thread through its changing emphases and stylistic shifts.

The earliest here is an untitled piece from 1942, just one minute long and composed when Feldman was 16; the latest is Palais de Mari from 1986, the year before his death.

#MortonFeldman #PhilipThomas

October 24, 2019 at 8:06pm
October 24, 2019 at 5:15pm

What has the cruise industry’s premier global trade event, The Seatrade Cruise Global Show 2017, to do with pianos?

Well, the supply of musical instruments to the cruise industry is big business, and Yamaha, who are exhibiting at the show, invest a lot of time and effort to get their instruments “on-board”.

Yamaha hope their new Disklavier ENSPIRE reproducing piano will be of particular interest here. The ENSPIRE can be used both as a high quality acoustic piano for live... See More

What has the cruise industry’s premier global trade event, The Seatrade Cruise Global Show 2017, to do with pianos?

Well, the supply of musical instruments to the cruise industry is big business, and Yamaha, who are exhibiting at the show, invest a lot of time and effort to get their instruments “on-board”.

Yamaha hope their new Disklavier ENSPIRE reproducing piano will be of particular interest here. The ENSPIRE can be used both as a high quality acoustic piano for live performance, and (when the band take a break) as an on-demand fully orchestrated entertainment system.

#yamaha #cruise #travel

October 24, 2019 at 12:08pm

The Chateau Marmont is a hotel located in Los Angeles, California, and has also been referred to in many songs.

In 2017, Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales collaborated on a concept album of music inspired by the hotel, named Room 29.

Room 29 is one of the rooms with a piano. This room (or more accurately suite) has a baby grand piano.

#ChateauMarmont... See More

The Chateau Marmont is a hotel located in Los Angeles, California, and has also been referred to in many songs.

In 2017, Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales collaborated on a concept album of music inspired by the hotel, named Room 29.

Room 29 is one of the rooms with a piano. This room (or more accurately suite) has a baby grand piano.

#ChateauMarmont #room29 #album #hotel #travel

October 24, 2019 at 10:35am

A piano is often lamented as an expensive piece of equipment, easily costing thousands of dollars. However, did you know that there is such an act as Piano Burning?

That’s crazy, some may think, maybe the person is absolutely insane- or just really hates the piano. However, that is not so.

Piano Burning is an action of setting an acoustic piano on fire. It is usually ceremonial or for visual entertainment.

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A piano is often lamented as an expensive piece of equipment, easily costing thousands of dollars. However, did you know that there is such an act as Piano Burning?

That’s crazy, some may think, maybe the person is absolutely insane- or just really hates the piano. However, that is not so.

Piano Burning is an action of setting an acoustic piano on fire. It is usually ceremonial or for visual entertainment.

#fire #burning #DoYouKnow

October 24, 2019 at 10:32am

Alec Coles-Aldridge discovers the Victory Verticals: a fleet of pianos designed specifically for the battlefield.

The Victory Verticals were produced during WW2 as a piano designed for soldiers. The plan was to build economical and durable pianos that could be sent to, or near, the front line in order to boost morale.

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Alec Coles-Aldridge discovers the Victory Verticals: a fleet of pianos designed specifically for the battlefield.

The Victory Verticals were produced during WW2 as a piano designed for soldiers. The plan was to build economical and durable pianos that could be sent to, or near, the front line in order to boost morale.

#war #steinway #DoYouKnow

October 23, 2019 at 10:28pm

This is the incredible moment Stan Urban got a whole station dancing along to his rock n' roll piano performance!

#StanUrban #PublicPiano #performing

October 23, 2019 at 9:47pm

“The piano keys are black and white but they sound like a million colors in your mind.”

~ Maria Cristina Mena

October 23, 2019 at 8:56pm

We hosted two "K"-pable guest artistes last Saturday, the Principal/Solo Flute of the prestigious Vienna Philharmonic, Karl-Heinz Schütz, as well as Singapore's very own fast-rising international conductor Kahchun Wong.

Audiences were enthralled and moved by their superlative accounts of the rarely heard Reinecke Flute Concerto and the SSO favourite, Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony.

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We hosted two "K"-pable guest artistes last Saturday, the Principal/Solo Flute of the prestigious Vienna Philharmonic, Karl-Heinz Schütz, as well as Singapore's very own fast-rising international conductor Kahchun Wong.

Audiences were enthralled and moved by their superlative accounts of the rarely heard Reinecke Flute Concerto and the SSO favourite, Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony.

#sso #KahchunWong #KarlHeinzSchutz #concert #event

October 23, 2019 at 8:49pm

With over 60 programmes, represented by 20 nationalities, Telling Stories: Performers(') Present International Artistic Symposium will bring you a range of performances and presentations at YST, all exploring issues and approaches in 21st-century performance practice.

All symposium events are free and open to the public - we welcome you to join in the exploration.

#ystmusic... See More

With over 60 programmes, represented by 20 nationalities, Telling Stories: Performers(') Present International Artistic Symposium will bring you a range of performances and presentations at YST, all exploring issues and approaches in 21st-century performance practice.

All symposium events are free and open to the public - we welcome you to join in the exploration.

#ystmusic #ystconservatory #InspiredbyConNext #event #yst

October 23, 2019 at 6:20pm

Casio America, Inc., a leading innovator in the world of electronic musical instruments, is proud to announce that its PRIVIA PX-S3000 digital piano has received a Product Excellence Award from Music Inc. magazine.

The Excellence Awards are voted on by retailers who selected products that were an impressive success in 2019. All of the winning products will be included in Music Inc.'s December issue which will be available on 19 November 2019.

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Casio America, Inc., a leading innovator in the world of electronic musical instruments, is proud to announce that its PRIVIA PX-S3000 digital piano has received a Product Excellence Award from Music Inc. magazine.

The Excellence Awards are voted on by retailers who selected products that were an impressive success in 2019. All of the winning products will be included in Music Inc.'s December issue which will be available on 19 November 2019.

#casio #privia #award

October 23, 2019 at 1:53pm

There’s now a cruise ship called “Piano Land”, and it has just completed its maiden voyage.

So why has Astro Ocean given the ship this rather unusual name? Is the liner specially themed to attract pianists? Are there pianos in every suite?

From December 2019, Piano Land’s home port will be Xiamen, China. And sitting just a few hundred yards offshore is the beautiful island of Kulangsu, which is also known as “Piano Island” or “Piano Land”.

People visit Kulangsu not only... See More

There’s now a cruise ship called “Piano Land”, and it has just completed its maiden voyage.

So why has Astro Ocean given the ship this rather unusual name? Is the liner specially themed to attract pianists? Are there pianos in every suite?

From December 2019, Piano Land’s home port will be Xiamen, China. And sitting just a few hundred yards offshore is the beautiful island of Kulangsu, which is also known as “Piano Island” or “Piano Land”.

People visit Kulangsu not only for the scenic beauty, but for the music. Culture is at the heart of this small island, and over the years Kulangsu has produced a disproportionately large number of world-class musicians.

#PianoLand #Kulangsu #cruise

October 23, 2019 at 1:21pm

It was a proud night for us at the Steinway Black Diamond Asia launch ceremony. Together with Wei Wei, President, Steinway Asia Pacific and Dirk Paulsen, Director, C Melchers GmbH & Co, we showcased the ultra-exclusive, limited edition Steinway Black Diamond to a close circle of Steinway owners and media guests.

Created in collaboration with iconic furniture designer Dakota Jackson and virtuoso Steinway Artist Lang Lang, only 8 Model D and 88 Model B Steinway Black Diamond pianos... See More

It was a proud night for us at the Steinway Black Diamond Asia launch ceremony. Together with Wei Wei, President, Steinway Asia Pacific and Dirk Paulsen, Director, C Melchers GmbH & Co, we showcased the ultra-exclusive, limited edition Steinway Black Diamond to a close circle of Steinway owners and media guests.

Created in collaboration with iconic furniture designer Dakota Jackson and virtuoso Steinway Artist Lang Lang, only 8 Model D and 88 Model B Steinway Black Diamond pianos have been crafted.

Over the course of the evening, guests were able to appreciate the craftsmanship and detailing of the piano up close. In addition, Steinway Artists Anderson & Roe performed a selection of popular favourites while giving our guests the opportunity to witness Steinway’s revolutionary high-resolution recording and playback SPIRIO | R technology.

#steinway #SteinwayGallerySingapore #SteinwayBlackDiamond #BuyPiano

October 23, 2019 at 1:18pm

Road movie set in segregation-era deep south wins top Oscar prize despite controversies surrounding its director and writer

Green Book has won the Oscar for best picture at the 91st Academy Awards.

Based on a real-life road trip through the deep south in the early 1960s, Green Book’s victory proved a considerable upset at the awards, after a night largely marked by predictability.

#GreenBook... See More

Road movie set in segregation-era deep south wins top Oscar prize despite controversies surrounding its director and writer

Green Book has won the Oscar for best picture at the 91st Academy Awards.

Based on a real-life road trip through the deep south in the early 1960s, Green Book’s victory proved a considerable upset at the awards, after a night largely marked by predictability.

#GreenBook #oscar #movie

October 23, 2019 at 1:11pm

Playing Schubert on an 1839 fortepiano, the pianist’s typically crisp delivery and focus was bedevilled by the fragile instrument.

At the Wigmore Hall, Andreas Staier was playing a programme of Schubert on a fortepiano made by Johann Baptist Streicher in Vienna in 1839.

#AndreasStaier #antique... See More

Playing Schubert on an 1839 fortepiano, the pianist’s typically crisp delivery and focus was bedevilled by the fragile instrument.

At the Wigmore Hall, Andreas Staier was playing a programme of Schubert on a fortepiano made by Johann Baptist Streicher in Vienna in 1839.

#AndreasStaier #antique #JohannBaptistStreicher

October 23, 2019 at 9:57am

Buskers interviewed by TODAY are aware that some members of the public regard them as beggars — a notion they firmly rejected. 

Under the busking scheme, endorsed buskers can collect tips from the public but they cannot actively ask for money. 

"Contrary to popular belief, buskers are not beggars. We actually put in effort to audition for a licence, and put in a lot of effort in our performance."

#busker... See More

Buskers interviewed by TODAY are aware that some members of the public regard them as beggars — a notion they firmly rejected. 

Under the busking scheme, endorsed buskers can collect tips from the public but they cannot actively ask for money. 

"Contrary to popular belief, buskers are not beggars. We actually put in effort to audition for a licence, and put in a lot of effort in our performance."

#busker #performing

October 22, 2019 at 12:12pm

Happy birthday to our founding Music Director and Conductor Emeritus Choo Hoey!

Maestro Choo turns an auspicious 88 today. An alumnus of Chinese High, Choo learnt the violin with music pioneer Goh Soon Tioe, studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and learnt conducting from Igor Markevitch.

He was Principal Conductor of the Greek National Opera before being invited back to lead Singapore’s first professional western classical orchestra. In his 17-year tenure, he... See More

Happy birthday to our founding Music Director and Conductor Emeritus Choo Hoey!

Maestro Choo turns an auspicious 88 today. An alumnus of Chinese High, Choo learnt the violin with music pioneer Goh Soon Tioe, studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and learnt conducting from Igor Markevitch.

He was Principal Conductor of the Greek National Opera before being invited back to lead Singapore’s first professional western classical orchestra. In his 17-year tenure, he brought the orchestra on nine international tours – across Asia and Europe.

Choo was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 1979, the highest award recognising artistic talent in Singapore. Concertgoers in Singapore last saw the maestro in a 40th anniversary concert this year (Apr 18).

Best wishes from all of us here at the SSO, Maestro!

#sso #ChooHoey #birthday #CulturalMedallion #conductor

October 22, 2019 at 12:08pm

An Iconic Return

It was an honor for us at Steinway Gallery to be part of the Raffles Reopening Festival.

🎹 Steinway Artists, Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, performing on two Steinways Model B.

🇸🇬 The Singapore Boy, Hossan Leong, playing some local favourites on the Steinway Model O.

🎼 Singapore’s “King of Swing”, Jeremy Monteiro, jazzing it up on the Steinway's Boston 178.

#steinway... See More

An Iconic Return

It was an honor for us at Steinway Gallery to be part of the Raffles Reopening Festival.

🎹 Steinway Artists, Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, performing on two Steinways Model B.

🇸🇬 The Singapore Boy, Hossan Leong, playing some local favourites on the Steinway Model O.

🎼 Singapore’s “King of Swing”, Jeremy Monteiro, jazzing it up on the Steinway's Boston 178.

#steinway #SteinwayGallerySingapore #AndersonRoe #HossanLeong #JeremyMonteiro

October 22, 2019 at 12:04pm

Calling all prospective students who are applying to YST - you are invited to our Open Day this Saturday, 26 October!

There will be two talks led by the YST Student Life Office - a welcome by our Dean as well as information on auditions from 10.15-11.00am, and a panel discussion on preparing for auditions with YST students, staff and faculty from 1.00-2.00pm. Seats are limited - RSVP at... See More

Calling all prospective students who are applying to YST - you are invited to our Open Day this Saturday, 26 October!

There will be two talks led by the YST Student Life Office - a welcome by our Dean as well as information on auditions from 10.15-11.00am, and a panel discussion on preparing for auditions with YST students, staff and faculty from 1.00-2.00pm. Seats are limited - RSVP at bit.ly/YSTopenday2019 by 23 October 2019 to attend.

Join us also for a wide range of performance-presentations taking place throughout the day as part of the 2019 Performers(’) Present International Artistic Research Symposium - all free for admission.

We look forward to seeing you at our Open Day!

#ystmusic #ystconservatory #nationaluniversityofsingapore #registration #event

October 21, 2019 at 8:53pm

SOLD OUT!! - All 18 performance slots are already fully sold, within a day!! 🎹

Thank you all registered performers for your support! We look forward to having you on the stage really soon!

Now, start inviting your family, loved ones, and friends to attend and celebrate your achievements together with you!

Pianovers Recital is a platform for aspiring pianists to perform. Come and support the performances by these enthusiastic pianists today!

Get tickets here:... See More

SOLD OUT!! - All 18 performance slots are already fully sold, within a day!! 🎹

Thank you all registered performers for your support! We look forward to having you on the stage really soon!

Now, start inviting your family, loved ones, and friends to attend and celebrate your achievements together with you!

Pianovers Recital is a platform for aspiring pianists to perform. Come and support the performances by these enthusiastic pianists today!

Get tickets here:
https://www.thepiano.sg/pianovers/recital/2019

#ThePianoSG #pianovers #PianoversRecital #PianoversRecital2019

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