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Future of piano playing in UK is in peril, veteran teacher warns - The Guardian

2014-12-20
The GuardianFuture of piano playing in UK is in peril, veteran teacher warnsThe GuardianShe blames the popularity of electric keyboards and children starting to learn the piano at a later age in the UK than in other parts of the world. Waterman, 94, spoke to the Observer after announcing last week that she would stand down next year as ...

Piano Forte: Inside Steinway's Century-Spanning Business - Forbes

2014-12-19
Piano Forte: Inside Steinway's Century-Spanning BusinessForbesWhile visiting the Motown studios in Detroit, the rock-and-roll legend had seen the piano that the venerable label's artists used to play; he wanted to do the same. But when he asked, McCartney was rebuffed. The piano just wasn't in good enough shape.and more »

Eccentric French Collector Turns Home Into Piano 'Orphanage' - NDTV

2014-12-21
NDTVEccentric French Collector Turns Home Into Piano 'Orphanage'NDTVFive of Jude's pianos have been recognised as national heritage: an upright Clementi from 1820, a 1836 Pape grand and three Pleyels, including the first grand built by the iconic French piano maker in 1820, a concert grand from 1843 and an 1825 square ...and more »

Ed Balls has passed grade four piano. Congratulations to him - The Guardian

2014-12-19
The GuardianEd Balls has passed grade four piano. Congratulations to himThe GuardianIf only Yvonne, my dear and gifted neighbour who I persuaded to teach me, had realised that she should not show me a piece of sheet music for, say, about five years, I might still be persevering with the piano. Instead, I tried to master music rather ...

From Damascus To Carnegie Hall, A Refugee Child Prodigy Plays The Piano ... - Huffington Post

2014-12-18
From Damascus To Carnegie Hall, A Refugee Child Prodigy Plays The Piano ...Huffington PostBURSA, Turkey -- When 15-year-old Tambi Asaad Cimuk walked into a music store in this northwestern Turkish city last year, he had never played the piano before. Now, the shy Syrian refugee from Damascus is set to perform at Carnegie Hall next month.

Bend High replaces Civil War-era piano - Bend Bulletin

2014-12-20
Bend BulletinBend High replaces Civil War-era pianoBend BulletinWhile Abraham Lincoln ran for his second presidential term, a grand piano was being built in Baltimore. Somehow it traveled across the country and found its way to Bend Senior High School's auditorium. After nearly 35 years of concerts, recitals and ...and more »

Plans for the weekend: Piano Guys for Christmas - Salt Lake Tribune

2014-12-19
Plans for the weekend: Piano Guys for ChristmasSalt Lake TribuneThe Piano Guys -- from left: Al Van Der Beek, Paul Anderson, Steven Sharp Nelson and Jon Schmidt -- at Midway's Ice Castle exhibit last winter, where they filmed the video for their cover of "Let It Go." Courtesy of The Piano Guys ...

George Shearing's Holiday Set On Piano Jazz - NPR

2014-12-19
NPRGeorge Shearing's Holiday Set On Piano JazzNPRBritish jazz pianist George Shearing was a friend and frequent guest on Piano Jazz. On this special edition of the program from 2001, Shearing joins host Marian McPartland to celebrate the holidays in a jazzy way. The two reminisce about seasons gone ...and more »

A Massive Indoor Flood, Created for a Piano Concert - Wired

2014-12-18
WiredA Massive Indoor Flood, Created for a Piano ConcertWiredGordon has lit a piano on fire before, but for Tears Become…Streams Become…, he's resurrecting a personal memory: one time he saw a boy playing the piano, crying, and wiping away tears while he played. In this piece, however, French pianist Hélène ...

Must-see: Nick Jonas plays 'Jealous' on the 'Big' piano à la Tom Hanks - USA TODAY

2014-12-19
MashableMust-see: Nick Jonas plays 'Jealous' on the 'Big' piano à la Tom HanksUSA TODAYThe scene in Big where Tom Hanks ' child-turned-adult character played Heart and Soul on the giant floor piano is iconic — so much so that Nick Jonas decided to imitate the scene with a song about … being a jealous boyfriend? Nick Jonas and two other ...Nick Jonas imitates Tom Hanks by playing 'Jealous' on 'Big' pianoMashableNick Jonas Recreates Tom Hanks' Iconic Big Piano Dance: WatchRadio.com NewsWatch Nick Jonas Perform on the 'Big' Piano at FAO SchwarzABC NewsCambio (blog) -AceShowbiz -People Magazineall 59 news articles »