Latest pianist Stories

2011-01-27 06:05:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pianist Simone Dinnerstein's latest album, Bach: A Strange Beauty (Sony Classical), makes its debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Traditional Classical Chart.

2011-01-22 22:31:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the state dinner for Hu Jintao, the pianist Lang Lang played a tune that all Chinese recognize as encouraging hatred of the United States as the enemy of China.

2010-08-23 11:23:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Classical is proud to announce its debut release "LIVE IN VIENNA" from one of the most thrilling and inspiring musicians of our time, the world-renowned pianist LANG LANG.

2010-04-29 11:21:00

Allen Toussaint, Take 6, Branford Marsalis, Mulgrew Miller, Roy Haynes, Manhattan Transfer, Kirk Whalum, and Mambo Legends Orchestra on tap DETROIT, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, festival organizers announced the lineup for the 31(st) Detroit International Jazz Festival (DJF), Friday, September 3 through Monday, September 6, in downtown Detroit. Subtitled "Flame Keepers - Carrying the Torch for Modern Jazz," the Detroit Jazz Fest will feature a veritable "dean's list" of alumni...

2009-06-25 07:20:00

Maestro George Manos Recounts His Time with Truman and Compelling Musical Career NAPLES, Fla., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- As one of the few people still living who enjoyed day-to-day contact with President Harry S.

2009-05-17 12:48:06

Pianist Terence Conley says he is working hard to recover from serious head injuries suffered in a traffic accident in New York. The 51-year-old pianist, who was placed into a coma following his 2008 accident, said he longs for the day he can once again play his instrument of choice on stage, The New York Times reported Sunday. Other than my wife and children, I missed my piano the most, the former Count Basie Orchestra member said.

2009-05-06 08:00:00

Megastar Classical Pianist is Included in Time's Annual List of 100 Most Influential People in the World and Appears on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Monday, May 18 NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Superstar Chinese pianist Lang Lang has been chosen as one of three official worldwide Ambassadors for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, alongside NBA player Yao Ming and the actor Jackie Chan.

2009-04-12 14:06:59

British pianist Nick van Bloss says he is confident his Tourette's syndrome will not impede him during an upcoming concert in London. The 41-year-old pianist said while his medical condition has prevented him from playing in public for nearly 15 years, those attending his April 28 concert at Cadogan Hall won't notice it, The Observer reported Sunday. The tics will go away as soon as I start to play, van Bloss said, referring to physical symptoms associated with his neuropsychiatric disorder.

2008-11-26 13:17:22

An English concert pianist who died 26 years ago has been granted his final wish -- to appear on stage in Hamlet playing the skull in the graveyard scene. Andre Tchaikowsky's skull has been used in rehearsals since he willed it to the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Sun reported.

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