Chopin’s last piano gets its 19th-century features back

The last piano on which Frederic Chopin played and composed is being renovated by a U.S. expert who is giving it back its original mid-19th century characteristics.

Canadian Wins 18th Chopin International Piano Competition

Pianist Bruce Xiaoyu Liu of Canada joins a pantheon of winners including Martha Argerich, Krystian Zimerman, and Seong-Jin Cho.

Artist Icebreaker: Pianist Lara Downes

Ahead of her appearance at Ravinia this week, we sat down to talk with Lara Downes about her efforts to broaden the classical canon, her first introduction to Black composers like Florence Price and Margaret Bonds, and why she loves to work with Rachel Barton Pine.

Jazz great Chick Corea with 23 Grammy Awards dies at 79

Corea, who won a staggering 23 Grammy Awards, pushed the boundaries of the genre and worked alongside Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock.

Killer Chops: Some Scary Celluloid Pianists for Halloween

As Halloween approaches, let’s look at a few horror films in which pianists, or at least the hands they are attached to, are the stars.

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