My Rehearsal Room: Lang Lang

My Rehearsal Room: Lang Lang

An Australian premiere of Lang Lang’s latest video.

My Rehearsal Room: Lang Lang

An Australian premiere of Lang Lang’s latest video.

by Lang Lang /
My Rehearsal Room: Alex Raineri

My Rehearsal Room: Alex Raineri

The pianist and curator talks through his plans ahead of the inaugural Brisbane Music Festival.

My Rehearsal Room: Alex Raineri

The pianist and curator talks through his plans ahead of the inaugural Brisbane Music Festival.

by Alex Raineri /
In Conversation: Zubin Kanga

In Conversation: Zubin Kanga

The acclaimed pianist on research, composition and music as a multimedia art form.

In Conversation: Zubin Kanga

The acclaimed pianist on research, composition and music as a multimedia art form.

by Zubin Kanga /
In Conversation: Alexander Yau

In Conversation: Alexander Yau

The winner of the Sydney Eisteddfod Piano Award on competitions, preparation and Liszt.

In Conversation: Alexander Yau

The winner of the Sydney Eisteddfod Piano Award on competitions, preparation and Liszt.

by Alexander Yau /
In Conversation: Liam Wooding

In Conversation: Liam Wooding

On audience engagement, acting as a musical translator, and going home to find inspiration.

In Conversation: Liam Wooding

On audience engagement, acting as a musical translator, and going home to find inspiration.

by Liam Wooding /
In Conversation: Catherine Hewgill

In Conversation: Catherine Hewgill

Contributor Tim Hannah catches up with SSO's Principal Cello.

In Conversation: Catherine Hewgill

Contributor Tim Hannah catches up with SSO's Principal Cello.

by Catherine Hewgill /
In Conversation: Bernadette Harvey

In Conversation: Bernadette Harvey

The pianist on sonata form, championing Australian composers and the joys of multi-sensory art.

In Conversation: Bernadette Harvey

The pianist on sonata form, championing Australian composers and the joys of multi-sensory art.

by Bernadette Harvey /
In Conversation: Hoang Pham

In Conversation: Hoang Pham

On creating a freelance career as a concert pianist and keeping sane between performances.

In Conversation: Hoang Pham

On creating a freelance career as a concert pianist and keeping sane between performances.

by Hoang Pham /
Working as an Accompanist? Try This.

Working as an Accompanist? Try This.

If you're finding things tricky in the rehearsal room, try Rhodri's tips.

Working as an Accompanist? Try This.

If you're finding things tricky in the rehearsal room, try Rhodri's tips.

by Rhodri Clarke /
In Conversation: Alex Turley

In Conversation: Alex Turley

On commissioned works, forming networks and the connection between art and music. 

In Conversation: Alex Turley

On commissioned works, forming networks and the connection between art and music. 

by Alex Turley /
In Conversation: Jayson Gilham

In Conversation: Jayson Gilham

On homesickness, networking and practice techniques.

In Conversation: Jayson Gilham

On homesickness, networking and practice techniques.

by Jayson Gilham /
In Conversation: Michael Kieran Harvey

In Conversation: Michael Kieran Harvey

On discovering Frank Zappa, working collaboratively and caring less about what people think. 

In Conversation: Michael Kieran Harvey

On discovering Frank Zappa, working collaboratively and caring less about what people think. 

by Michael Kieran Harvey /
In Conversation: Jonathan Xian

In Conversation: Jonathan Xian

The 2017 winner of 3MBS' The Talent on practicing and making the most of your downtime.

In Conversation: Jonathan Xian

The 2017 winner of 3MBS' The Talent on practicing and making the most of your downtime.

by Jonathan Xian /
In Conversation: Simon Tedeschi

In Conversation: Simon Tedeschi

Storytelling, Strauss and song with Simon Tedeschi.  

In Conversation: Simon Tedeschi

Storytelling, Strauss and song with Simon Tedeschi.  

by Simon Tedeschi /
In Conversation: Kathryn Selby

In Conversation: Kathryn Selby

Mentoring, music business and approaching rehearsals with kindness. 

In Conversation: Kathryn Selby

Mentoring, music business and approaching rehearsals with kindness. 

by Kathryn Selby /
In Conversation: Angela Hewitt

In Conversation: Angela Hewitt

On Bach, competitions and learning new works. 

In Conversation: Angela Hewitt

On Bach, competitions and learning new works. 

by Angela Hewitt /
Musical Partners: Lotte Betts-Dean and Joseph Havlat

Musical Partners: Lotte Betts-Dean and Joseph Havlat

Trust, history and Messiaen, with mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean and pianist Joseph Havlat.  

Musical Partners: Lotte Betts-Dean and Joseph Havlat

Trust, history and Messiaen, with mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean and pianist Joseph Havlat.  

by Lotte Betts-Dean /
In Conversation: Stewart Kelly

In Conversation: Stewart Kelly

Creating your own opportunities, making the most of feedback, and being yourself on-air. 

In Conversation: Stewart Kelly

Creating your own opportunities, making the most of feedback, and being yourself on-air. 

by Stewart Kelly /
In Conversation: Aura Go

In Conversation: Aura Go

Focussing on creativity, understanding your performance space and learning through experience.

In Conversation: Aura Go

Focussing on creativity, understanding your performance space and learning through experience.

by Aura Go /
Musical Partners: Andrea Katz and Nick Dinopoulos

Musical Partners: Andrea Katz and Nick Dinopoulos

An informal chat with two much-loved Songmakers. 

Musical Partners: Andrea Katz and Nick Dinopoulos

An informal chat with two much-loved Songmakers. 

by Songmakers Australia /
In Conversation: Vikingur Olafsson

In Conversation: Vikingur Olafsson

On his Deutsche Grammophone recording, playing Glass with Glass and waiting to bloom. 

In Conversation: Vikingur Olafsson

On his Deutsche Grammophone recording, playing Glass with Glass and waiting to bloom. 

by Vikingur Olafsson /
In Conversation: Rhodri Clarke

In Conversation: Rhodri Clarke

Meet our newest mentor, pianist Rhodri Clarke. 

In Conversation: Rhodri Clarke

Meet our newest mentor, pianist Rhodri Clarke. 

by Rhodri Clarke /
My Rehearsal Room: Nicole Ng

My Rehearsal Room: Nicole Ng

Getting motivated when the last thing you want to do is practise! 

My Rehearsal Room: Nicole Ng

Getting motivated when the last thing you want to do is practise! 

by Nicole Ng /
On the Road with Beilman and Tyson

On the Road with Beilman and Tyson

Talking shop with two of America's finest young artists. 

On the Road with Beilman and Tyson

Talking shop with two of America's finest young artists. 

by Music Viva /
Demystifying Music Technology: Wallander Solves The Case

Demystifying Music Technology: Wallander Solves The Case

(If you've never seen Kenneth Branagh in this role, just forget this title ever existed)

Demystifying Music Technology: Wallander Solves The Case

(If you've never seen Kenneth Branagh in this role, just forget this title ever existed)

by Christopher Steller /
Our Creative Process: Ensemble Goldentree [Part I]

Our Creative Process: Ensemble Goldentree [Part I]

On the logisitics of being an "unusual ensemble". 

Our Creative Process: Ensemble Goldentree [Part I]

On the logisitics of being an "unusual ensemble". 

by Ensemble Goldentree /
What I Learnt: La Mer Winter Intensive

What I Learnt: La Mer Winter Intensive

Our Editor, Jess Crowe, recalls her experience attending the MMASS Winter Intensive with Dr Roy Howat, held on Saturday 25th June.

 

What I Learnt: La Mer Winter Intensive

Our Editor, Jess Crowe, recalls her experience attending the MMASS Winter Intensive with Dr Roy Howat, held on Saturday 25th June.

 

by Jess Crowe /
Demystifying Music Technology: Diving In

Demystifying Music Technology: Diving In

Creating a virtual trio for composition

Demystifying Music Technology: Diving In

Creating a virtual trio for composition

by Christopher Steller /
Music for David

Music for David

Our first article in the 'Music for People' monthly series, curated by Madi Chwasta. 

Music for David

Our first article in the 'Music for People' monthly series, curated by Madi Chwasta. 

by Madi Chwasta /
Postcard from St. Petersburg

Postcard from St. Petersburg

British pianist Alexandra Tchernakova shares her story of moving to Russia to study. 

Postcard from St. Petersburg

British pianist Alexandra Tchernakova shares her story of moving to Russia to study. 

Incorporating Electronic Music in Your Classical Practice

Incorporating Electronic Music in Your Classical Practice

I am a classically-trained pianist currently studying at St. Petersburg Conservatory, however, I am hugely interested in electronic music

Incorporating Electronic Music in Your Classical Practice

I am a classically-trained pianist currently studying at St. Petersburg Conservatory, however, I am hugely interested in electronic music

by Christopher Steller /
The Art of Song: A Conversation With Andrea Katz

The Art of Song: A Conversation With Andrea Katz

What was your first experience with live music?

I was born in a musical family. We go back some 5 or 6 generations of string and woodwind players, conductors and impresarios so I was surrounded by music even before I was born. I am the only pianist and I like it, it makes me the black sheep of the family.

Who or what has been a major influence on your music making? 

I’ve always loved literature and some great books have punctuated my musical development: Jean-Christophe by Romain Rolland taught me all about Romanticism and French decadence, Decameron by Boccaccio ( a bit naughty at age 14) introduced me to Italian prose, but probably the most relevant was The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse, with its idealistic society ruled by music and chess and its wonderful descriptions of meditations through Bach’s music.

There have been some musicians too!! My piano teacher in Paris Vlado Perlemuter, a great pianist and pedagogue heir to the Schnabel and Cortot traditions and my piano teacher in Israel, Alexander Tamir, who introduced me to the great art of piano duets.

Working with conductors has given me a great insight into the mind of symphonic and operatic composers and working intimately with orchestras has molded my approach to tempi, musical pulse and especially colours and nuances.  

The Art of Song: A Conversation With Andrea Katz

What was your first experience with live music?

I was born in a musical family. We go back some 5 or 6 generations of string and woodwind players, conductors and impresarios so I was surrounded by music even before I was born. I am the only pianist and I like it, it makes me the black sheep of the family.

Who or what has been a major influence on your music making? 

I’ve always loved literature and some great books have punctuated my musical development: Jean-Christophe by Romain Rolland taught me all about Romanticism and French decadence, Decameron by Boccaccio ( a bit naughty at age 14) introduced me to Italian prose, but probably the most relevant was The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse, with its idealistic society ruled by music and chess and its wonderful descriptions of meditations through Bach’s music.

There have been some musicians too!! My piano teacher in Paris Vlado Perlemuter, a great pianist and pedagogue heir to the Schnabel and Cortot traditions and my piano teacher in Israel, Alexander Tamir, who introduced me to the great art of piano duets.

Working with conductors has given me a great insight into the mind of symphonic and operatic composers and working intimately with orchestras has molded my approach to tempi, musical pulse and especially colours and nuances.  

by Andrea Katz /