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Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano

Happy 2014 to all our dear readers!! I would like to begin the new year with an inspiring blog post which has little to do with food or music and much to do with the strength and beauty of the … Continue reading

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Alice Sara Ott and the universal language of music

“In music, it doesn’t matter what nationality you have. It is more important what you want to say and who you are. With music, I was welcomed everywhere. We were talking in a language above all this hate and racism” … Continue reading

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ChopinandMysaucepan – First Blogiversary

“Life is not about the length of our time here but moments in time that give us inner peace. By capturing these moments on this blog, it is my hope it will also help you to relive your moments in … Continue reading

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Yuja Wang, epitome of a child prodigy and virtuosa

“You cannot imagine how it spoils one to have been a child prodigy” – Franz Liszt, virtuoso pianist and composer When diminutive Chinese pianist Yuja Wang made her Carnegie Hall debut in October 2011, the classical music world has already … Continue reading

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Stephen Hough, Classical pianist by night, humourist & blogger by day

“This burning quality and compulsion to play should be there in every human being. In order to live a full life, you have to burn about something.”                           … Continue reading

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Evgeny Kissin plays Liszt, Sydney Opera House

“He is a born musician and a born great pianist” – Vladimir Ashkenazy Such is the accolade given by maestro Vladimir Ashkenazy, himself a virtuoso pianist, to Evgeny Kissin, one of the great pianists of our generation. For a piano … Continue reading

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Lang Lang plays Rachmaninoff in Sydney, Australia

Through the pages of history, we have often found talent among humanity that transcended our thoughts, changed our perceptions and fuelled our imagination. In recent times in sport, we witness the talent and artistry of Roger Federer on the tennis … Continue reading

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Van Cliburn – arguably America’s greatest pianist

Update: Van Cliburn passed away on 27 February 2013 after his illness from bone cancer. Sadly, the world has lost one of its greatest pianists and a truly remarkably human being. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ Van Cliburn is arguably the greatest pianist that … Continue reading

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Yundi Li – Winner of International Chopin Piano Competition 2000

Yundi Li was the winner of the 14th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in October 2000. He was the first participant to be awarded the First Prize in 15 years. Here is Yundi Li playing the Nocturne in E … Continue reading

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