A concert in New York City will showcase a mix of amateur and professional pianists and singers who all have one thing in common: their passion for music.
Performing amateur pianists
AmateurPianists organized a recital featuring piano works by all women composers during Women’s History Month. Amateur performers share what they learned.
Shirley Gruenhut plays Poulenc Novelette No. 1 and discusses the composer’s use of harmony, the underrated key of C major, and the imagery the music evokes.
In this video, Nancy M. Williams plays the Chopin Raindrop Prelude in recital at Carnegie Hall—a challenge after a 25-year hiatus from practicing piano.
Read about how The Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, one of many piano competitions for adults, judges contestants on basis of submitted CD.
Glenn Kramer formed the San Diego group AmateurPianists with the goal of providing venues for amateur pianists of any level to gain performance experience.
Mark Cannon, a psychiatrist by profession, takes an unconventional approach to piano study, preferring to work independently and take lessons occasionally.
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...
Amateur pianist Glenn Kramer talks about his early piano teachers, his experience competing in Paris, and his community for students of adult piano lessons.
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...