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Meet Jeffrey Biegel: Pianist, professor and 2019 Grammy nominee Special

Esteemed pianist, composer, and professor Jeffrey Biegel chatted with Digital Journal about his 2019 Grammy nomination for "Best Classical Compendium."

Review: Sam Baker haunting on new divine album 'Land of Doubt' Special

Singer-songwriter and pianist Sam Baker has released his new studio album "Land of Doubt," which is an intense collection of songs.

Pianist gets the message across about protecting the Arctic

With a crumbling glacier for a backdrop, a famed Italian composer played a historic solo on a baby grand piano to bring to the world's attention the beauty of the Arctic and our need to protect it at all costs.

Review: 'Glenn' a complex, abstract tribute to iconic Toronto pianist Special

Toronto - From the peak of his career to his death in 1982, Glenn Gould was a baffling enigma as much as he was a classical-music superstar. As many artistic geniuses were, from Picasso to Salinger, the Toronto pianist could be eccentric and difficult.

Oldest Holocaust survivor dies at the age of 110

Alice-Herz Sommer, a holocaust survivor, died Sunday in London. Herz-Sommer took great pride in her music, saying “my world is music” in a short film about her which has been nominated for best short documentary at next week’s Academy Awards.

Five-year-old Canadian pianist to play at Carnegie Hall

Vancouver - Five-year-old Ryan Wang claims that "Music is in my head". Wang is from Vancouver BC, Canada. Before his mother decided that he should take music lessons last year, Ryan had spent many hours playing on an electric keyboard.

Legendary sentimental American pianist Roger Williams dead at 87

Los Angeles - Roger Williams, an American pianist who played for nine United States Presidents, has died at the age of 87. Williams, known for his hit tune "Autumn Leaves," perished from complications related to his pancreatic cancer.

Armless pianist wins China's Got Talent

A musician who lost both arms in a childhood accident played the piano and sang to win the 2010 China’s Got Talent competition.

Canadian 15-year-old pianist Jan Lisiecki earning worldwide fame Special

Don't call him a prodigy. Fifteen-year-old Jan Lisiecki hates the term, often leveled at him when classical music lovers hear his passionate performances live or on his debut CD.

Claudio Arrau, master Beethoven interpreter and passionate artist

Santiago - Today is the 19th anniversary of the death of Claudio Arrau. The Chilean-American pianist, renowned throughout the world as one of the greatest keyboard masters of the XX century, died in Austria on this date in 1991.

Canadian Jazz Legend Oscar Peterson Wins UNESCO Prize

Paris -- Jazz legend Oscar Peterson has been named the winner of the 2000 International Music Council UNESCO Music Prize. The Montreal-born Jazz pianist is the first Canadian to receive the honour since it was created in 1975 by the United Natio...
 

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Eight-year-old Alma Deutscher  plays some of her own compositions in a London studio
Eight-year-old Alma Deutscher, plays some of her own compositions in a London studio
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Yanni
Yanni
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Harriet Stubbs
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Billy Joel
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Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki releases new Chopin CD.
Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki releases new Chopin CD.
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Jeffrey Biegel
Jeffrey Biegel
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Jan Lisiecki  a 15-year-old piano sensation  poses for photographs during a practice session at The ...
Jan Lisiecki, a 15-year-old piano sensation, poses for photographs during a practice session at The Royal Conservatory in Toronto. Lisiecki was preparing for a series of concerts saluting Chopin’s Bicentenary in Stratord, Ontario.
Janusz Überall, Digital Journal
Turkish composer and pianist Fazil Say was convicted of blasphemy for speaking out against Erdogan
Turkish composer and pianist Fazil Say was convicted of blasphemy for speaking out against Erdogan
Fazil Say
World renowned pianist Yanni
World renowned pianist Yanni
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Jan Lisiecki  a young Canadian pianist  during an intense practice session at The Royal Conservatory...
Jan Lisiecki, a young Canadian pianist, during an intense practice session at The Royal Conservatory in Toronto.
Janusz Überall, Digital Journal
Accomplished pianist Jan Lisiecki will tour with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra on their upcoming Eu...
Accomplished pianist Jan Lisiecki will tour with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra on their upcoming European dates in Vienna, Regensburg, Essen, and Prague.
Janusz Überall, Digital Journal
Liu Wei played the piano with his feet to win China s Got Talent.
Liu Wei played the piano with his feet to win China's Got Talent.
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Jan Lisiecki  a 15-year-old piano sensation  poses for photographs during a practice session at The ...
Jan Lisiecki, a 15-year-old piano sensation, poses for photographs during a practice session at The Royal Conservatory in Toronto
Janusz Überall, Digital Journal
Jan Lisiecki  chatting with an admiring fan outside The Royal Conservatory in Toronto.
Jan Lisiecki, chatting with an admiring fan outside The Royal Conservatory in Toronto.
Janusz Überall, Digital Journal
The teenagers calling themselves The Sunglass Boys jam with pianist Marc Lavigne in this section of ...
The teenagers calling themselves The Sunglass Boys jam with pianist Marc Lavigne in this section of old Quebec City.

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