It may be hard to believe today, but in 1958, a piano concert was as big on the international news pages of the world as the 1980 U.S.-Russia Olympic semifinal hockey game would be decades later. That’s when a kid from Kilgore, Texas, named Van Cliburn attended the first Tchaikovsky Piano Competition — named for [...]
(Open RP, I'm Runa) I sit at the piano, singing along. I put up a recorder so I can send my music to a producing company. My fingers glide across the keys and I finish my song. I stop the recording and I hear someone clap behind me.
The first international competition for pianists under 16, the Grand Piano Competition, has ended in Moscow. Fifteen winners from around the world will now perform with the masters of classical music. The founder of the contest, renowned Russian pianist Denis Matsuev, told RBTH about young talents and piano schools in the world.
First Prize Winner of the 2001 Cleveland International Piano Competition, Finalist at the Twelfth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2005, Laureate of the 2003 Honens International Piano Competition (Calgary, Canada) and of the 2006 Axa Dublin International Piano Competition, Italian pianist Roberto Plano has performed throughout North America.