Pianists joining together

Post Date: 19 October 2012
Post Type: Piano Things

Just returned from a very happy afternoon at Birmingham Conservatoire. It was a great pleasure to give a 3 hour masterclass to some delightful and talented students. Really great too that new head of keyboard John Thwaites is continuing the tradition set in place from before with Malcolm Wilson of having the whole department invited each week to watch a class. It really is so important for pianists to join together, meet, discuss and listen as a group. We can become far too solitary. I like the idea of regular, weekly departmental classes very much.