International Piano Chamber Music Competition returns to Royal Birmingham Conservatoire – The Cross-Eyed Pianist

Guest post by Daniel Tong The second edition of the Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Competition will take place as part of the Conservatoire’s November Festival celebrating the role of the piano in chamber music. Six young ensembles, chosen at preliminary audition, will be invited to join the festival, give a recital, take part in … Read more

Competition & Conflict – Pianodao

The FERMATA SERIES • by ANDREW EALESTaking the time to pause and reflect “To compete always damages your soul.” Maria João Pires (International PianoJanuary 2014) With auditions for the finals of this year’s Van Cliburn International Piano Competition underway, we are yet again presented with the spectacle of competing pianists pitted against one another by … Read more