Jasmin Arawaka: “Find Our Mission as Musicians and Contribute to Society”
Jasmin Arakawa is Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Area Coordinator at the University of Florida, as well as Director of the UF International Piano Festival.
Kirill Gerstein: “So Many Wonderful Things That We Took for Granted Are Now Clearly Not to Be Taken for Granted at All”
Kirill Gerstein details some of his thoughts on commissioning new music, the influence recordings can have on interpretation, and his newest collaboration with mentor Ferenc Rados.
Julian Martin: “Even as a Teenager, I Was Already Subconsciously Putting Down My Own Roots as a Teacher”
In this interview, Professor of Piano at The Juilliard School Julian Martin reflects on his performance and teaching careers from a wide variety of experiences.
Peter Ryan: “Go Out and Get Some Life Experience That Doesn’t Involve Your Instrument”
Dr. Peter Ryan is an Assistant Professor of Music at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, where he teaches and coordinates the Piano and Music Theory programs.
Mariana Gurkova: “What Makes the Pianist Different Is the Way He Has to Transmit His Own Personal Message to the Audience”
Mariana Gurkova is a Bulgarian-Spanish pianist, Professor of Piano at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid, who in 2019 has released the album “From Russia With Love” featuring piano transcriptions of Russian orchestral music.
Leif Ove Andsnes: “I’m Lucky to Play an Instrument Where There Is Unlimited Music to Choose From”
A Piano Magazine interview with acclaimed Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, who is currently engaged in a fascinating recording project of Mozart's music with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, under Sony Classical.
Denis Herlin: “Debussy Refused in General to Be a Performer, Even Throughout His Career as a Pianist”
We have in Piano Magazine a fascinating interview with Dennis Herlin, one of the foremost experts on the music of Claude Debussy.
David Hazeltine: “Copying Models by Ear Is the Biggest Thing I Can Recommend For People Trying to Learn How to Improvise”
On this occasion, we are interviewing jazz pianist David Hazeltine, based in New York City for years on the advice of jazz legends such as Sonny Stitt and Chet Baker, from whom he gained respect when he was still young.
Stephen Hough: “Recording the Hummel Is One of My Fondest Memories”
In this extensive interview, we have a chat with Stephen Hough about his multifaceted artistic activity, piano recordings, career, and even the current situation in the world.
Boris Berman: “My Harpsichord Experiences Have Taught Me Many Things Useful For My Piano Playing”
We interview Boris Berman, Professor in the Practice of Piano at Yale School of Music, an outstanding musician trained at the Moscow Conservatory, who talks about his career as a soloist and his role as a teacher.
Stanisław Leszczyński: “Every Artist Who Interprets Chopin Demonstrates the Way in Which They Sense and Understand the World”
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.
Cordelia Höfer: “Studying Music Is a Lifelong Process of Learning”
Cordelia Höfer teaches piano at the Salzburg Mozarteum (Austria). She has had fascinating teaching and performing career and met and worked with some of the top musicians in the world. In this interview we hear stories about Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wilhelm Kempff, Carlos Kleiber, Tatiana Nikolayeva, Elisabeth Leonskaja, and many others.