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WATCH: These Animals Playing Instruments Are Pretty Impressive

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.06.2013 | Good News

Roll over Beethoven -- there are new musical prodigies in town! Animals everywhere are learning their scales and arpeggios and getting down to the bea...

The Daily Life Of A 12-Year Old Piano Prodigy

Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts

If you know the name Umi Garrett, it's probably due to a certain performance of hers on the Ellen Degeneres show, which undoubtedly will go down in hi...

Piano Star Joins Detroit Orchestra

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 11.06.2013 | Arts

DETROIT — Superstar pianist Lang Lang will join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on its home stage, and he has agreed to share the musical collabo...

Trucks & Pianos Don't Mix

Posted 11.03.2013 | Comedy

Pro-tip: When transporting a piano, it's probably wise to not let it stand upright in the back of a pick-up truck. (via Pleated Jeans)...

Progressive Rock Musician Constructs Two Worlds

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

Dominated by acoustic piano, Interior City ranges from solo piano passages to layers of harsh, inharmonious sections. The songs are made complex by musical suites that stretch out. He also sings, albeit, raw and disquieting.

82nd & Fifth: PHENOMENON by Bradley Strauchen-Scherer

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Bartolomeo Cristofori designed the piano as a touch-sensitive instrument--giving the player control over the sound's softness or loudness--which was a...

Steinway's Sale Is a Sour Note for Made in America

Brian Ross | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Brian Ross

"Made in America" took another major hit very quietly yesterday. An American musical institution, the 160-year-old American piano maker Steinway and S...

Nebulae & Camouflage: The Sing for Hope Piano Process

Camille Zamora | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Camille Zamora

I hope that you've had a moment these last weeks to enjoy these piano artworks in their streetside spots across the five boroughs. Here are some video peeks at these artists' piano processes.

Keys to My Passion

Write for the Future | Posted 08.11.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by David Webster I stare from afar at the big beast that stands in my living room, intimidated by its beauty, and uncertain of what may happen if ...

Astoria Characters: The Analyze-This Psychologist

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.11.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

A dozen African masks. A baby grand. And a bouquet. If we are the sum of our possessions, these tell us most of what we need to know about Milton "Mickey" Wilner.

Camille Zamora: My Third Metric: Just Breathe

Camille Zamora | Posted 08.07.2013 | Women
Camille Zamora

You may feel right now that "success" is defined by how many accolades you receive. But I'm going to tell you that it's not about the accolades at all, but about authenticity

City Songs: A Brief History of the Street Piano

Camille Zamora | Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts
Camille Zamora

This summer, once again, New York City will play home to a truly Big-Apple-flavored Street Piano installation.

Cliburn: Searching for Rough Among the Diamonds

Brad Hill | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts
Brad Hill

From a global screening, 30 competitors are selected for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. Can the world's preeminent piano competition anoint a truly original artist?

From Starlet to Stage Frightened Target

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Ombretta Di Dio

From being Baby Jesus in the live reenactment of the nativity in pre-school, to representing an essential component of a ribbon number in a gymnastics sketch a few years later, I always managed to get the best part -- as well as the hate of every single classmate.

88 Keys to Past and Future

Camille Zamora | Posted 07.02.2013 | Arts
Camille Zamora

Each year, Sing for Hope enlists the help of visual artists. Together they paint, sculpt, découpage and gesso a gift for our city: 88 unique piano artworks (representing the 88 keys on a keyboard) that are placed throughout the public spaces of the 5 boroughs, for anyone and everyone to play.

Quietly Impressive Mitsuko Uchida at Carnegie Hall

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 06.25.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

Last week, a much-awaited musician came to Carnegie Hall to play -- Japanese-born British pianist Mitsuko Uchida. While she is no blazing personality, her fans are numerous and she has a very devout following.

Finals Week Opens at Indianapolis Piano Competition

Laurence Vittes | Posted 06.16.2013 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

After months of grueling rounds of the usual knuckle-grinding etudes and superhuman virtuoso showpieces, the last week began on Monday with the first of five free noontime concerts at Christ Church Cathedral across from Lilly Hall.

Best YouTube Original Channels of The Week: Player vs. Pain to Draw My Life Jesus

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.02.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

In Channel Surfing #8, What's Trending presents the best of YouTube's original channels this week!

Is Piano Class the Key to Public School Music? Working Individually as a Group May Be the Answer

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Kate Quarfordt

2013-03-04-PixfromHomeComputer173.jpg From its humble beginnings in the trailer and the closet to illustrious stages at performance venues throughout the city, the Bronx Prep Piano Program has transformed the lives of hundreds of talented South Bronx students.

In the Key of Life: Van Cliburn and the Piano Double

Paul R. Rundle | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
Paul R. Rundle

Van Cliburn's playing was neither "musically incorrect, nor too careful, pedantic or cerebral. On the contrary, it was often exciting, sometimes daring and nearly always infused with that most elusive of qualities: transportive power.

Visual Art Comes (Back) to Steinway Piano

James Grundvig | Posted 05.01.2013 | Arts
James Grundvig

In banging a soundboard in an open piano, feeling both the power and energy, Bill Youse drove home the point that Steinway is the Rolls Royce of piano manufacturers. That makes the abstract artist Lynx the new hood ornament of that grand piano.

The Art of Losing

Khanh Ho | Posted 04.16.2013 | Books
Khanh Ho

Perhaps I was destined to grow into an expert -- an expert of loss. Perhaps that is why I even managed to lose, at such a tender age, something that another human being found unforgettable, so much so, that she kept it to her breast.

Daniil Trifonov's Carnegie Hall Debut Recital

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

On February 5, twenty-one year old Daniil Trifonov had two monumental milestones in one day -- his Carnegie hall recital debut, and major classical label Deutsche Grammophon recording it live to release as an album later this year.

A Fine Evening of Beethoven at Lincoln Center

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 04.07.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

The New York Philharmonic is a strange creature. Often it is good but a bit bland. Sometimes it's downright boring. And sometimes it makes you sit up in your seat and think what a historical and good orchestra this is.

Astoria Characters: The Triumphant Tenor

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.07.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"We all have many different voices," he says. "The voice is such an amazing instrument that I feel like a mad scientist who does different things with it. Like a painter, I try different colors out. It gives me joy every day of my life."