Performing amateur pianists

An Independent Streak in Piano Study

An Independent Streak in Piano Study

Mark Cannon, a psychiatrist by profession, takes an unconventional approach to piano study, preferring to work independently and take lessons occasionally.

Giving a Voice to Amateurs

Giving a Voice to Amateurs

By day Alberto De Salas works as a business analyst in New York City, but on evenings and weekends, he transforms into the founder of the Amateur Classical Musicians Association (ACMA). In anticipation of ACMA’s concert at Carnegie Hall on October 29, Alberto...

How an Astrophysicist Got to Carnegie Hall

How an Astrophysicist Got to Carnegie Hall

In April, I watched Ria Dawn Carlo, an astrophysicist, perform Lizst's Un Sospiro at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall. As the 2010 First Prize winner in the Amateur Division of the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, Carlo performed alongside...