October 10, 2019 at 9:42pm

The Rose Hill Cemetery in Tyler contains a piano-shaped tombstone of Dr Madge Ward that may well be the only one of its kind in the world.

Sleek and black, this 8-foot tall, 25-foot wide granite piano weighs 25 tonnes and is so prominent that people come from afar just to see it. When planning for this tomb, she initially faced objections from the local officials.

#DoYouKnow

October 10, 2019 at 9:07pm

Lights dimmed halfway through the show, as the singer reappeared on the extended platform where a piano and a giant rose prop awaited his presence.

Taking the stage, he proceeded to serenade fans with a medley of sentimental tunes such as ‘Because I Had You’, ‘A Little Too Much and ‘When You’re Ready’.

As much as we adore Shawn Mendes on record, there’s just something about his stripped-down vocals that draws you into his charms.

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Lights dimmed halfway through the show, as the singer reappeared on the extended platform where a piano and a giant rose prop awaited his presence.

Taking the stage, he proceeded to serenade fans with a medley of sentimental tunes such as ‘Because I Had You’, ‘A Little Too Much and ‘When You’re Ready’.

As much as we adore Shawn Mendes on record, there’s just something about his stripped-down vocals that draws you into his charms.

#ShawnMendes #perform #concert

October 10, 2019 at 9:01pm

Ivan Sharapov is a talented Russian pianist, opera singer and graduate of Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conserva­tory and Moscow State University of Culture and Art.

He first arrived in Phuket in 2015, deciding to take a warm break in paradise. After about three months, he realised that he was deeply attracted by the beauty, the pas­sion, the people and the diversity here.

Moreover, he had his first student who wished to learn piano. The decision to stay and continue his musical... See More

Ivan Sharapov is a talented Russian pianist, opera singer and graduate of Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conserva­tory and Moscow State University of Culture and Art.

He first arrived in Phuket in 2015, deciding to take a warm break in paradise. After about three months, he realised that he was deeply attracted by the beauty, the pas­sion, the people and the diversity here.

Moreover, he had his first student who wished to learn piano. The decision to stay and continue his musical career here was easily made.

#IvanSharapov #inspiring #lesson

October 10, 2019 at 7:53pm

A video of a piano prodigy singing and playing Queen's iconic song "Bohemian Rhapsody" has won the hearts of netizens on Youtube. The internet sensation will now be playing in front of a crowd for a benefit concert.

Avett Ray Maness, a 6-year-old boy from Ohio, United States, was born with a condition that had caused him to be blind in one eye and visually impaired in the other. This disability, however, did not stop him from learning how to play the piano all by himself.

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A video of a piano prodigy singing and playing Queen's iconic song "Bohemian Rhapsody" has won the hearts of netizens on Youtube. The internet sensation will now be playing in front of a crowd for a benefit concert.

Avett Ray Maness, a 6-year-old boy from Ohio, United States, was born with a condition that had caused him to be blind in one eye and visually impaired in the other. This disability, however, did not stop him from learning how to play the piano all by himself.

#queen #bohemian #SpecialNeeds #blind #amazing #wow

October 10, 2019 at 6:43pm

Last year, Zhang Pei Shan passed by a grand piano and told her parents she wanted to perform for a large audience.

And tomorrow, she will be doing just that - at a concert organised by the Beautiful Mind Charity (BMC) - in front of more than 500 people at the Singapore School of The Arts.

The concert is a platform for disabled students from the BMC to perform.

#bmc... See More

Last year, Zhang Pei Shan passed by a grand piano and told her parents she wanted to perform for a large audience.

And tomorrow, she will be doing just that - at a concert organised by the Beautiful Mind Charity (BMC) - in front of more than 500 people at the Singapore School of The Arts.

The concert is a platform for disabled students from the BMC to perform.

#bmc #event #charity #concert #SpecialNeeds

October 10, 2019 at 5:11pm

A Look Back at the KORG Junior Piano Competition 2018

The KORG Junior Piano Competition 2018 was the first-ever KORG digital piano competition for young students in Singapore. Jointly organised by KORG, POPULAR and City Music, it offers young aspiring pianists in Singapore aged 10 and under a wonderful platform to showcase their budding musical talents on a nationwide stage.

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A Look Back at the KORG Junior Piano Competition 2018

The KORG Junior Piano Competition 2018 was the first-ever KORG digital piano competition for young students in Singapore. Jointly organised by KORG, POPULAR and City Music, it offers young aspiring pianists in Singapore aged 10 and under a wonderful platform to showcase their budding musical talents on a nationwide stage.

#korg #TitusLeong #competition #digital

October 10, 2019 at 4:55pm

WHEN Fuhua Primary School decided to paint a piano on the floor of the canteen, it was supposed to be a simple decoration to mark the musical corner.

But several Primary Five pupils decided to turn the painting into a real-life piano, with the help of technology. The 11-year-olds - Avanie Aniruddha Joshi, Clarence Choong, Vanessa Yu, P G Rahul Nivash and Lee Jo Yee - worked together over five months, guided by teachers and the school's head of IT, Ho Kok Soon.

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WHEN Fuhua Primary School decided to paint a piano on the floor of the canteen, it was supposed to be a simple decoration to mark the musical corner.

But several Primary Five pupils decided to turn the painting into a real-life piano, with the help of technology. The 11-year-olds - Avanie Aniruddha Joshi, Clarence Choong, Vanessa Yu, P G Rahul Nivash and Lee Jo Yee - worked together over five months, guided by teachers and the school's head of IT, Ho Kok Soon.

#FuhuaPri #wow

October 10, 2019 at 4:24pm

On Tuesday 8 October 2019, Classic FM’s Piano Pull saw More Music Breakfast presenter, Tim Lihoreau – joined by members of the Classic FM family to help along the way – pull a piano (that’s right, a real full-sized upright piano) through London – all for a great cause.

#charity

October 10, 2019 at 4:21pm

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) celebrated Singapore’s 54th birthday with a heartfelt and unique showcase at the Esplanade Concert Hall on Saturday, 10 August 2019.

Khairuddin Saharom hosted the concert, with sign interpreter Janis Wong signing the script as well as the music for deaf members in the audience.

Singaporean conductor Joshua Tan led the evening’s performance, featuring performances by musicians Jeremy Monteiro, Tamagoh, Christy Smith, Samuel Phua, Nawaz... See More

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) celebrated Singapore’s 54th birthday with a heartfelt and unique showcase at the Esplanade Concert Hall on Saturday, 10 August 2019.

Khairuddin Saharom hosted the concert, with sign interpreter Janis Wong signing the script as well as the music for deaf members in the audience.

Singaporean conductor Joshua Tan led the evening’s performance, featuring performances by musicians Jeremy Monteiro, Tamagoh, Christy Smith, Samuel Phua, Nawaz Mirajkar, V M Sai Akileshwar and jazz vocalist Joanna Dong.

#sso #sg54 #event #concert

October 10, 2019 at 4:03pm

Green Book, released in 2018, is about Frank Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) who is an out-of-work nightclub bouncer trying to provide for his family in New York City in the 1960s. He gets a tip - a musician wants to hire a driver.

He meets the gifted but aloof jazz pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), who is looking for someone to drive him through a concert tour of the racially segregated South.

Based on a true story. Have you watched?

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Green Book, released in 2018, is about Frank Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) who is an out-of-work nightclub bouncer trying to provide for his family in New York City in the 1960s. He gets a tip - a musician wants to hire a driver.

He meets the gifted but aloof jazz pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), who is looking for someone to drive him through a concert tour of the racially segregated South.

Based on a true story. Have you watched?

#movie #DonShirley #GreenBook #MahershalaAli

October 10, 2019 at 1:06pm

Who wrote the score for Joker?

Joker demanded a soundtrack that would bring its twisted plot to life – and with her impressive portfolio of music for thrillers and horror movies, Icelandic composer, Hildur Ingveldardóttir Guðnadóttir, has experience made for a film like this.

And in the trailer for Joker, the eerie soundtrack certainly sets the tone for the rest of the movie.

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Who wrote the score for Joker?

Joker demanded a soundtrack that would bring its twisted plot to life – and with her impressive portfolio of music for thrillers and horror movies, Icelandic composer, Hildur Ingveldardóttir Guðnadóttir, has experience made for a film like this.

And in the trailer for Joker, the eerie soundtrack certainly sets the tone for the rest of the movie.

#joker #soundtrack #theme #guonadottir #movie

October 10, 2019 at 12:58pm

The heart comes alive… in The Night Garden A night of classical and fusion magic with bassoonist Jo Anne Sukumaran and friends.

“The Night Garden” is the debut concert of Singaporean-based, Swiss-trained bassoon soloist Jo Anne Sukumaran, celebrating the launch of her solo album of the same name recorded in Montesilvano, Italy in 2018.

The Night Garden will be an exhilarating journey of discovery that leads you through the dusk, emerging into the light, a safe space for the... See More

The heart comes alive… in The Night Garden A night of classical and fusion magic with bassoonist Jo Anne Sukumaran and friends.

“The Night Garden” is the debut concert of Singaporean-based, Swiss-trained bassoon soloist Jo Anne Sukumaran, celebrating the launch of her solo album of the same name recorded in Montesilvano, Italy in 2018.

The Night Garden will be an exhilarating journey of discovery that leads you through the dusk, emerging into the light, a safe space for the heart and mind.

#esplanade #performing #event #JoAnneSukumaran #concert

October 10, 2019 at 11:35am

It is amazing that four decades after the movie’s release, people are still finding new ways of interpreting Halloween’s theme song. The original theme was created with simple piano music, however, sometimes it is simple things that really capture people’s imagination and withstand the test of time. As John Carpenter said, “Horror movies will live forever.”

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It is amazing that four decades after the movie’s release, people are still finding new ways of interpreting Halloween’s theme song. The original theme was created with simple piano music, however, sometimes it is simple things that really capture people’s imagination and withstand the test of time. As John Carpenter said, “Horror movies will live forever.”

#JohnCarpenter #horror #Halloween #movie #theme

October 10, 2019 at 11:26am

Some of you know that we(Brooklyn Duo) occasionally play for weddings. As you can imagine, we get a LOT of requests for Canon in D, and we've discovered that there are NO good arrangements available anywhere for piano and cello! Hard to believe given its popularity.

So we decided to make our own! We tried to stick as closely to the original as possible (which was written for three violins and basso continuo), and we performed it NOT at a snail's pace so the bride can actually make it... See More

Some of you know that we(Brooklyn Duo) occasionally play for weddings. As you can imagine, we get a LOT of requests for Canon in D, and we've discovered that there are NO good arrangements available anywhere for piano and cello! Hard to believe given its popularity.

So we decided to make our own! We tried to stick as closely to the original as possible (which was written for three violins and basso continuo), and we performed it NOT at a snail's pace so the bride can actually make it down the aisle without putting everyone to sleep. 🙊(Yeah, we said it! Nobody likes a slow processional!)

Also, the number one complaint about this piece from cellists is always how booooring it is to play because they literally have to play the same 8 bass notes over and over for the entire piece. Problem solved with this arrangement because the cello NEVER has to play the bass! 🙌

#BrooklynDuo #pachelbel #CanonInD #wedding #performing #duet

October 10, 2019 at 8:42am

The SSO, conducted by Joshua Tan, performed at the Istana 150 celebrations last Sunday (6 Oct), entertaining visitors with a mix of familiar and exotic tunes. We also accompanied local talents, violinist Chloe Chua and guitarist Kevin Loh.

#sso #istana150

October 10, 2019 at 8:27am

In Singapore, the pursuit and enjoyment of piano has to compete with a rigorous education system that is based primarily on examination grades.

As a result, parents who heretofore may have been encouraging their children in their piano studies, often cancel piano lessons during exam periods to allow their children more time to study.

#exam #parent... See More

In Singapore, the pursuit and enjoyment of piano has to compete with a rigorous education system that is based primarily on examination grades.

As a result, parents who heretofore may have been encouraging their children in their piano studies, often cancel piano lessons during exam periods to allow their children more time to study.

#exam #parent #teacher #lesson

October 10, 2019 at 7:19am

German composer Max Richter will head to China next month to perform his 8-hour lullaby SLEEP at the Great Wall of China in front of more than 300 fans – in beds not seats.

The performance will take place from 10pm on 4th October to 6am on 5th October, as serves as the opening night of the 22nd Beijing Music Festival (BMF).

It is the first time a concert of this scale has happened at the Great Wall.

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German composer Max Richter will head to China next month to perform his 8-hour lullaby SLEEP at the Great Wall of China in front of more than 300 fans – in beds not seats.

The performance will take place from 10pm on 4th October to 6am on 5th October, as serves as the opening night of the 22nd Beijing Music Festival (BMF).

It is the first time a concert of this scale has happened at the Great Wall.

#MaxRichter #GreatWall #bmf #performing #event

October 10, 2019 at 6:51am

The Victoria Concert Hall is the oldest concert hall in Singapore and has been the Home of the SSO since 1980.

The 673-seat hall is part of the Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall complex which reopened in July 2014 after an extensive renovation that both preserved the historical beauty of the buildings and created an intimate performance space for music groups of different sizes.

#vch... See More

The Victoria Concert Hall is the oldest concert hall in Singapore and has been the Home of the SSO since 1980.

The 673-seat hall is part of the Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall complex which reopened in July 2014 after an extensive renovation that both preserved the historical beauty of the buildings and created an intimate performance space for music groups of different sizes.

#vch #DoYouKnow #heritage

October 10, 2019 at 6:39am

December is the month two leading U.S. trade magazines announce their annual industry awards. Musical Merchandise Review reveal their Dealers’ Choice Awards, and Music Inc. magazine publishes their Product Excellence Awards.

These honours are primarily for “best-in-class” musical instruments and recording equipment, however, we shall concern ourselves only with piano awards. This year(2018) sees Steinway and Kawai as biggest winners.

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December is the month two leading U.S. trade magazines announce their annual industry awards. Musical Merchandise Review reveal their Dealers’ Choice Awards, and Music Inc. magazine publishes their Product Excellence Awards.

These honours are primarily for “best-in-class” musical instruments and recording equipment, however, we shall concern ourselves only with piano awards. This year(2018) sees Steinway and Kawai as biggest winners.

#award #BuyPiano

October 9, 2019 at 10:11pm

Playing the piano will never be the same again.

An exclusive and unique voyage that comes with 4 pianos on board a luxurious yacht, complete with buffet dinner, mini-recital, sunset backdrop, drone flying around the yacht capturing aerial shots, fireworks from Sentosa, and of course, the company of like minded piano lovers!

Make your experience an unforgettable one.

Book a yacht with pianos on board for your private events, celebrations, anniversaries, and weddings today... See More

Playing the piano will never be the same again.

An exclusive and unique voyage that comes with 4 pianos on board a luxurious yacht, complete with buffet dinner, mini-recital, sunset backdrop, drone flying around the yacht capturing aerial shots, fireworks from Sentosa, and of course, the company of like minded piano lovers!

Make your experience an unforgettable one.

Book a yacht with pianos on board for your private events, celebrations, anniversaries, and weddings today!

Customise your needs: Pianist(s), Photographer, Videographer, Drone Pilot, Buffet Catering, and Fireworks.

[Contact Us]
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3. Call/WhatsApp +65 87923477
4. yongmeng@thepiano.sg

#ThePianoSG #pianovers #PianoversSailaway #event

October 9, 2019 at 10:04pm

If you’ve seen the award-winning film La La Land, you’ll know it features a lot of piano. But you may also have noticed Ryan Gosling’s character playing a rather strange looking instrument when on stage with The Messengers.

#LaLaLand #Seaboard #BuyPiano... See More

If you’ve seen the award-winning film La La Land, you’ll know it features a lot of piano. But you may also have noticed Ryan Gosling’s character playing a rather strange looking instrument when on stage with The Messengers.

#LaLaLand #Seaboard #BuyPiano #parent #teacher

October 9, 2019 at 7:50pm

Last chance to get 10% off selected Singapore Symphony Orchestra concerts

An ABRSM eNews exclusive! Enjoy 10% off* selected Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) concerts:
- 11 and 12 October: Follow The Leader – Richard Tognetti
- 19 October: Kahchun Wong & Karl-Heinz Schütz

Visit the SSO’s website to find out more about their extensive list of performances – both ticketed and free.

*Terms & Conditions
- Discount only applicable for Cat 1 – 3... See More

Last chance to get 10% off selected Singapore Symphony Orchestra concerts

An ABRSM eNews exclusive! Enjoy 10% off* selected Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) concerts:
- 11 and 12 October: Follow The Leader – Richard Tognetti
- 19 October: Kahchun Wong & Karl-Heinz Schütz

Visit the SSO’s website to find out more about their extensive list of performances – both ticketed and free.

*Terms & Conditions
- Discount only applicable for Cat 1 – 3 tickets
- 10% discount has been added to the discount link below – no further promo code required

#abrsm #sso #concert #deals

October 9, 2019 at 7:48pm

The ABRSM Music Teacher Conference will be an inspirational few days, packed with practical ideas to develop your teaching, delivered by expert presenters from the music world, including ABRSM chief examiner, John Holmes. There is something for everyone and you can choose from 21 different sessions to create a programme that suits your needs and interests.

Lunch and tea breaks included. Welcome packs also provided. Publications will be available for sale, with special discounts on the... See More

The ABRSM Music Teacher Conference will be an inspirational few days, packed with practical ideas to develop your teaching, delivered by expert presenters from the music world, including ABRSM chief examiner, John Holmes. There is something for everyone and you can choose from 21 different sessions to create a programme that suits your needs and interests.

Lunch and tea breaks included. Welcome packs also provided. Publications will be available for sale, with special discounts on the day!

A certificate of participation will be given to each attendee.

#abrsm #teacher #conference #course #upgrade #exam

October 9, 2019 at 7:46pm

ABRSM: Take your teaching to the next level! Enrol on our free course today! Course starts 18 November 2019.

Whether you’re starting your music teaching career or refreshing your skills, our free online course helps you take your teaching to the next level.

We know that instrumental and vocal teachers play an important role in developing their students’ ability to sing or play an instrument. Our 'Becoming a Better Music Teacher' course will allow you to reflect on your... See More

ABRSM: Take your teaching to the next level! Enrol on our free course today! Course starts 18 November 2019.

Whether you’re starting your music teaching career or refreshing your skills, our free online course helps you take your teaching to the next level.

We know that instrumental and vocal teachers play an important role in developing their students’ ability to sing or play an instrument. Our 'Becoming a Better Music Teacher' course will allow you to reflect on your current teaching, assess your teaching strategies and look at new ways to motivate and inspire your pupils.

#abrsm #teacher #upgrade #course

October 9, 2019 at 4:27pm

The Italian composer and conductor Ezio Bosso has asked fans to stop begging him to play the piano as two of his fingers “no longer respond well” because of a neurodegenerative illness.

Bosso was conducting his Philharmonic Orchestra of Europe at a theatre in Foggia, in the southern Italian region of Puglia, on Saturday night when he reportedly came under pressure from the audience to play.

“If you love me, please don’t ask me to play any more,” Italian newspapers quoted him as... See More

The Italian composer and conductor Ezio Bosso has asked fans to stop begging him to play the piano as two of his fingers “no longer respond well” because of a neurodegenerative illness.

Bosso was conducting his Philharmonic Orchestra of Europe at a theatre in Foggia, in the southern Italian region of Puglia, on Saturday night when he reportedly came under pressure from the audience to play.

“If you love me, please don’t ask me to play any more,” Italian newspapers quoted him as saying during a discussion at an exhibition centre in Bari the next day.

“You do not know the suffering it causes me … I have two fingers that no longer respond well and so I can’t give as much to the music.”

#EzioBosso #pain #suffering

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