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Belgian group Hijaz mixes the piano trio with North African oud and ney, Armenian duduk and East European Romany fiddling. Sounds like a mess but it works beautifully. And Australia's own Joseph Tawadros does a similar thing on his new album while adding the exhilaration of his great technique.

Pianist Ingrid Sala Santamaria’s “Romantic Piano Concertos CD Series” consists of three CDs in glossy packaging, each containing two concertos.

On Sunday, April 27, 2014, a group of talented Young Composers astonished residents of the Coronado Retirement Village as well as family and friends by performing songs they had composed and arranged themselves.

A Mason & Hamlin grand piano appeared last week in New York City’s East River, but how it got there remains a mystery.

KILGORE — As two women left a downtown eatery Monday afternoon they spotted a piano at the corner of Kilgore and Main streets and tinkled a few high keys before crossing the road.

Gina Bachauer Piano Competition will name a winner Wednesday
Salt Lake Tribune
The Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition culminates Wednesday with a concert in Abravanel Hall. Three finalists will perform concertos with the Utah Symphony and guest conductor Thomas Hong. • Artem Yasynskyy, 25, Ukraine, will perform ...

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Piano Palooza Hits Snyder County - abc27 (Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:24:54 GMT)

Piano Palooza Hits Snyder County
Artist Mary Jo Taveres had fun decorating her assigned piano with colored neon duct tape, which, at first glance, looks like a brightly painted instrument. "I think that what makes this work is that it's whimsical and it's a surprise," said Taveres ...

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The Fault In Our Stars' Ansel Elgort to play American piano prodigy Van ...
Daily Mail
Meanwhile, not only did the famous pianist win the International Tchaikovky Piano Competition at the age of 23, but he practically emerged from out of nowhere and did it in Moscow at the height of the Cold War. The event was put together by the USSR to ...
Casting Net: Ansel Elgort to play American piano prodigy; Plus, Ewan McGregor ...Entertainment Weekly (blog)
Ansel Elgort to follow up 'The Fault in Our Stars' with piano prodigy role in ...New York Daily News
Fault In Our Stars actor can also play piano, will star in Van CliburnA.V. Club DC
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Neglected Romantic Piano Concertos
Patheos (blog)
Have a listen to the piece above, which I lamented on a previous occasion is not easy to find. It is the piano concerto by Ilmari Hannikainen. I love it when people upload hard to find music to YouTube! This is a really enjoyable piano concerto of the ...

Fairbanks music contest will go worldwide with 'playerless' pianos
Anchorage Daily News
During the next few days, 24 of the very best up-and-coming pianists in the world will arrive in Fairbanks to vie for $65,000 in prize money at the Alaska International Piano-e-Competition. The two-week tournament will combine the structure of major ...

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Billy Joel Wants People to Stop Killing Elephants and Rhinos for Pianos
Piano Man” Billy Joel has seen an ivory key or two in his day, but the musician has a message to piano aficionados: Stop killing elephants and rhinos to make instruments. In support of a New York bill that aims to ban illegal ivory trade, Joel posted ...
Billy Joel Says Stop Killing Elephants For PianosStereogum

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Scottish International Piano Competition
Herald Scotland
at the final of the Scottish International Piano Competition at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall after a very long afternoon and an immensely enjoyable four concerto marathon concert that was way beyond the sum of its parts. The 21-year-old French pianist ...

World Piano Competition brings best to Cincinnati
WLWT Cincinnati
Cincinnati continues to rise in the ranks of hosting world class events. This week is no different, with the arrival of the World Piano Competition, attracting top performing pianists from all over the globe. Watch this story. The early rounds take ...

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