Following the suggestion of our Artist of the Month, Nelson Goerner, we are privileged to publish an interview with the fascinating and overwhelming entrepreneur, music connoisseur, and above all, music lover Stanisław Leszczyński, Artistic Director of the prestigious Chopin Institute in Warsaw, Poland.
Composer, performer, and conductor of the BBC Philharmonic Omer Meir Wellber shares about his early influences as a musician, as well as an upcoming release entitled 'The Mandolin Seasons' that features mandolinist Jacob Reuven performing pieces by Vivaldi and Piazzolla.
Robert Hamilton is an award-winning pianist, recording artist, and internationally respected teacher who has been featured in the book 'The Most Wanted Piano Teachers in the U. S. A.' We sit down with Mr. Hamilton to discuss his life, his dual careers of performer and teacher, and the recent publication of his first book.
György Sebők (November 2, 1922 - November 14, 1999) is one of the most distinguished pedagogues of the 20th century, and his influence on my artistic development has been invaluable. Despite the absence of any particular method he followed, he was able to recognise the student's personality, motivation, and fear with great accuracy. The high level of eloquence and insight that he exhibited in his lessons are a few of the most outstanding features of his teaching approach. Throughout his serene character, he could leave memorable phrases that encapsulated the essence of what he believed. This year marks the 100th anniversary of his birth, and this document renders a tribute to his masterclasses from the year 1987 at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Gravenhage.