Oradell musician, 23, wins American Pianists Award

Oradell musician, 23, wins American Pianists Award
A 5-year-old piano prodigy. A 19-year-old graduate of Harvard University. And now, at 23, the 2017 winner of the American Pianists Award. To some, Drew Petersen’s latest feat is the culmination of 18 long years of hard work. But to Petersen, it’s just …
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Pianissimo concerts put 10 pianists, 5 pianos on stage
The piano madness returns this weekend at the University of Montana School of Music. Concert-goers can expect “everything from one pianist at one piano to three pianists at one piano to five pianists inside of one piano to 10 pianists on five pianos,” said …
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Jazz pianists to team up for benefit concert at ODU
Duo jazz piano is rare. For one thing, you need two grand pianos, and most venues can’t manage that. It also requires two talented souls willing to park their egos at the door. The first time John Toomey played duo jazz piano, he hadn’t yet committed …
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5 Louisville pianists share their favorite Derby memories

5 Louisville pianists share their favorite Derby memories
5 Louisville pianists share their favorite Derby memories Louisville pianists (and musical legends) share the best memories of their careers and of the Kentucky Derby Check out this story on courier-journal.com: http://cjky.it/2ppaUDU
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Syracuse Cinefest pianists bring music to silent films
During the last 30 years, Cinefest, the annual convention/film festival presented by the Syracuse Cinephile Society, has screened several hundred silent films that have been accompanied by some of the best and well-known silent film pianists in the world.
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PianoMaestro guides pianists through the music
Like many people, I once bought myself a digital piano and had every intention of teaching myself to play. However, when faced with a very steep learning curve and the prospect of spending weeks or months learning to play a simple prelude, such thoughts …
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‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Syracuse Stage celebrates the great jazz pianists

‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Syracuse Stage celebrates the great jazz pianists
The music conjures images of late night rent parties in Harlem and impromptu “cutting” competitions featuring the finest Jazz pianists of the day: the great James P. Johnson, the incomparable Willie “The Lion” Smith, and the teenage prodigy Thomas Wright …
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Puget Sound Piano Trio next in UPS Concert Series
She has performed on radio in New York City, Moscow, and Croatia, and she appeared in the television program In Praise of Women Pianists. Stambuk has been featured in recital at Merkin Concert Hall, in New York City; Academy of Music, in Philadelphia …
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53 young pianists to compete in Bachauer piano competitions
SALT LAKE CITY  When it came time to select the 53 young pianists from around the world who will compete for the title of Gina Bachauer Gold Medalist in two competitions this month, said Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation public relations …
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Acoustic Upright and Grand: The American Pianists Awards
Founded in 1979, the Indianapolis-based American Pianists Association is on a mission to discover, promote and advance the careers of young American pianists. The main way it does this is though its prestigious American Pianists Awards, a competition held …
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Top 10 famous pianists
The piano is an important instrument in many forms of western music. It is a diverse instrument that can fit into any form of music. The world has seen many great pianists through time and most of them have given music a new definition through their exploits.
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Sensitive piano keys let pianists create new sounds
WATCHING Andrew McPherson play his new piano is a slightly strange experience. Sometimes his fingers push down on the keys as normal, but at others they waggle or slide all over them. That’s because his keys have sensors to bring the sounds, flair and …
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Accomplished quartet of pianists present holiday show
HUNTINGTON -If you like your holiday music tickling the ivories rather than jingling those sleigh bells, then one local promoter has just the hands for you. Eight hands, that is, playing four grands – grand pianos – as John McAlister Productions presents …
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Sensitive piano keys let pianists create new sounds
WATCHING Andrew McPherson play his new piano is a slightly strange experience. Sometimes his fingers push down on the keys as normal, but at others they waggle or slide all over them. That’s because his keys have sensors to bring the sounds, flair and …
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Pacific Symphony announces 2017-18 season
Forsyte’s enthusiasm is understandable. Even a casual fan of classical music would recognize many of the names in this season’s line-up: violinsts Joshua Bell and Pinchas Zuckerman, pianists Andre Watts and Garrick Ohlsson, conductor/composer Andre …
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Nordstrom Pianists Are Slowly Disappearing

148059.ca.0428.et-robson1.gf.jpg APRIL 28, 2009 - LOS ANGELES, CA: Pianist Mark Robson on piano at Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School in Los Angeles on April 28, 2009. (Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times)Nordstrom Pianists Are Slowly Disappearing
Nordstrom has traditionally employed pianists who perform live for shoppers — a nice little upscale touch at the high-end department store. But they’ve been disappearing. What was once a defining part of the Nordstrom brand is becoming an increasingly …
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Darwin Festival
There’s a world of choice including: one of Australia’s biggest names in comedy, Peter Helliar in One Hot Mess; Broken, a play by acclaimed literary local Mary Anne Butler; Nocturnes by one of Australia’s most celebrated pianists Tamara-Anne …
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Cuban pianists pour into Bay Area
It’s both an indictment of the communist system’s failures in Cuba and a testament to its successes that the nation’s most consequential exports are doctors and pianists. The U.S. isn’t directly affected by the island’s medical missions, but the American …
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78 pianists in renowned Chopin competition in Poland

music78 pianists in renowned Chopin competition in Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Seventy-eight young pianists from 20 nations are taking part in the career-paving 17th International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, its director said on the opening day Thursday. Artur Szklener, head of the organizing …
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PianoMaestro guides pianists through the music
Like many people, I once bought myself a digital piano and had every intention of teaching myself to play. However, when faced with a very steep learning curve and the prospect of spending weeks or months learning to play a simple prelude, such thoughts …
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Pianists Varshavski, Shapiro dazzle symphony audience
Stanislava Varshavski and Diana Shapiro play the piano so fast my ears didn’t know what to do or where to listen. Like a couple of dervishes, the Wisconsin-based piano duo — though Varshavski is originally from Ukraine and Shapiro from Moscow — zip …
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musicFilling a need: Training church organists
They’re fine pianists, and when the opportunity presents itself, there they are,” said Joanne Peterson, the dean of the NEWAGO chapter. Peterson has been a musician at First Congregational Church in Oshkosh for 47 years, serving as organist and choir …
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Pianist Kenny Barron explores new jazz territory with latest trio
As one of the most gifted and prolific jazz pianists of the past half-century, Kenny Barron has made more than 50 solo albums. He also has been a key member in the bands of such legends as James Moody, Buddy Rich, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Freddie …
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Yundi review – Chinese superstar never quite lets rip
Yes, they are both pianists, both Chinese, both 33, both heavily marketed and both command an enormous fanbase – some of whom came out in force for Yundi’s recital at the Royal Festival Hall. And, yes, the embrace of western classical music by China is …
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musicFSO concert features twin pianists in Mozart and Mahler concert
Music spanning three centuries will illuminate the evening next Friday — and including two young twin-sister pianists performing a concerto by Mozart — will take the stage with Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra’s sixth concert of the season. The FSO …
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Best Bets: Pianists to perform in Shallowford Series
Pianists Ethan Flowe, Peter Smith, Jacob Wang, Eva Wetzel and Owen Dodds will perform works by Scarlatti, Mozart, Chopin, Liszt and Ravel at 3 p.m. today at Shallowford Presbyterian Church, 1200 Lewisville-Clemmons Road. A reception will follow the …
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Promising pianists take centre stage at South Cumbria Musical Festival
Children and young people across south Cumbria headed to the Coronation Hall in Ulverston yesterday for the third installment of this year’s South Cumbria Musical Festival. With a whole day dedicated to piano music, young musicians from across the area …
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musicMusic Fest to present singers, pianists for Sunday concert
The Estes Park Music Festival will present Fred Peterbark, vocal, Audrey Peterbark, vocal and piano and Joshua Horsch, piano, for a concert at 2 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 21 at the Stanley Hotel Concert Hall. The program, “Americans We: People and …
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Heather and Brittany Pincus – Twin Pianists Shine
I have been told that when a choir sings their heartbeats actually may line up. It could be true. I’ve just met two musicians who have truly combined pulses since before birth. They’ve been progressing, in tune, as flourishing pianists. Heather and …
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Young local pianists prepare for contest
Young pianists will have a chance to show their skills at the Wisconsin School Music Association’s solo and ensemble piano performances in late February and early March. Piano students in the Fond du Lac School District are hard at work preparing.
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