Classical piano websites, piano competitions, a list

Steinway-pianoClassical piano websites, a guide; piano blogs, competitions, teaching

For a directory of pianist websites: see the Pianists Index

A

Austrian classical pianists, Wikipedia entry.

B

Balanced Pianist.com.
The Balanced Pianist presents a variety of short, intensive programs for small groups of pianists, high school age and above, amateur and professional. Pianists improve their practice, performance, and teaching skills while growing to enjoy all these activities more.

Barenboim, Daniel. The Reith Lectures 2005, BBC. Daniel Barenboim. In the Beginning was Sound 

Blogs, piano forums *

The Piano Forum

PianoMorphosis
Bruce Brubaker on all things Piano.

Classical Iconoclast

The Collaborative Piano Blog

The Top 50 Classical Music Blogs. The Collaborative Piano Blog

Piano Street’s Blog

The Well-Tempered Blog

Brendel, Alfred. Alfred Brendel’s Website

C

Chords and scales for the piano *

Chord house
Finger settings for any piano chord. Easy to use, fast, and complete. Finger positions, actual notes, optional notes, note names, scales and more.

Piano Chord Chart – 8notes.com
The 8notes.com Interactive Piano Chord Chart. All chords have a midi file, so you can hear the chord as well as see it.

Piano Chords and Scales made easy
Piano Chords and Scales made easy. Use this virtual keyboard to learn piano chords and scales.

Chopin Piano Competition

Competitions, piano festivals, competition directories *

Music Competitions at Bakitone International
Bakitone contains a comprehensive database of all world music competitions for all instruments. Information is detailed and up-to-date. The website is supported by Vladimir Ashkenazy, who has highly recommended the website to young artists, teachers and music lovers.

Competitions. 
An international directory of piano competitions in 58 countries compiled by Masa Mizuno.

Arthur Rubinstein International Master Piano Competition

Arthur Rubinstein International Master Piano Competition YouTube Channel.

Chopin Piano Competition

Chopin Piano Competition 2015

Chopin Competition YouTube Channel

Dublin International Piano Compeition

Cochran Piano Competition
The International Cochran Piano Competition is a unique musical event on a global scale. Established in response to the needs and expectations of pianists, the Competition stands out thanks to its original evaluation methodology and award system, which enable its participants to enter another stage of their artistic development.

Klavier-Festival Rhur
Every year from May to July, the Ruhr Piano Festival, often called “the most important piano festival in the world” presents concerts featuring outstanding artists from a host of different nations.

Franz Liszt International Piano Competition

The YouTube Liszt Piano Competition Channel

International Piano Competitions. Piano Net

Tchaikovsky Competition videos, Medici TV.

International Tchaikosky Competition Forum

International Tchaikovsky Competition. Wikipedia entry.

Van Cliburn Piano Competition

The You Tube Van Cliburn Foundation channel.

Leeds International Pianoforte Competition

Santander International Piano Competition, Spain

Sydney International Piano Competition

F

1stpiano
Recordings of solo piano works by Debussy, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin….

Fortepiano *

Fortepiano, Wikipedia entry.
Fortepiano designates the early version of the piano, from its invention by the
Italian instrument maker Bartolomeo Cristofori.

Early Piano
Authentic Materials for Early Keyboard Instruments

Early Piano, Fortepiano, Square Piano, Harman Vietor

 

Franz Liszt International Piano Competition

French classical pianists, Wikipedia entry.

G

German classical pianists, Wikipedia entry.

Gilmore Biennal Keyboard Festival

The Glen Gould Foundation

Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin 

I

Injuries. Piano Map,
dedicated to free, expressive piano playing and the elimination of pianists’ injuries. Created and maintained by pianist/teacher Thomas Mark.

International Keyboard Institute and Festival

International Tchaikovsky Competition, Moscow.

J

Jazz pianists *

Jazz pianists. Wikipedia entries.

K

Klavier-Festival Rhur
Every year from May to July, the Ruhr Piano Festival, often called “the most important piano festival in the world” presents concerts featuring outstanding artists from a host of different nations.

Lessons online *

Musiah Virtual Piano Teacher
Learn how to play piano/keyboard in the comfort of your own home – when it suits you – with Musiah, the world’s first Artificially Intelligent Virtual Piano Teacher.

Piano Lessons » Learn How To Play Piano Today!
Powerful piano lessons to help you learn how to play piano.

Free Online Piano Lessons For Kids

How to play piano: The basics, Piano Lesson 
YouTube online video piano lessons.

M

Masterclasses *

Piano masterclasses: videos on YouTube.
MP3s

Piano Society.com
Free Quality Recordings of Classical Piano Masterpieces

 

Museum of Pianos
The Virtual Piano Museum. A Photographic History. Piano Technicians Guild

P

Paderewski International Piano Competition

Pianists *

Pianists; a list of famous classical pianists, a website list.

Pianola *

Wikipedia entry on The Player Piano

The Pianola Institute

The Player Piano Group (UK)

Pianopedia
Pianopedia  is a search engine performing queries over a large database of classical piano works using flexible combinations of criteria (e.g. composer, composer nationality, title, duration, date composed). It is designed for piano teachers and students, as well as performing pianists. It can be used to explore the repertoire in search for new works to learn and perform, and also serves as a detailed reference source for the classical piano repertoire.

 

The Piano Society
Piano Society offers artists, amateurs and professionals alike free space, bandwidth, and a personal biography page by which they are being presented. Today you will find more than 150 pianists at Piano Society, and they have so far uploaded more than 2,800 recordings by over 130 different composers.

Piano makes *

Bechstein

Boganyi

Danemann

Fazioli

Sauter

Steinway

Yamaha

Pianos Online, U.K. 
Advice on choosing a piano, dealer directory or manufacturer directory, piano reviews. Submit your own piano review. History of piano development; find out how pianos work today.

The Piano Page. From the Piano Technicians Guild.
Technical information on the piano.

Piano brand names, a list from Wikipedia.

Piano acoustics. Wikipedia

 

Pop pianists *

Pop pianists, Wikipedia entries.


R

Rosen, Charles. New York Times Review of Books,
articles and reviews by Charles Rosen.

Charles Rosen, Wikipedia entry.

Charles Rosen
Articles by and about Charles Rosen from Find Articles.com.

Russian classical pianists, Wikipedia entries.

S

Schenker, Heinrich. A guide to Schenkerian musical analysis for the intrigued or bemused.

Sydney International Piano Competition

T

Tchaikovsky Competition, Moscow. 

Teaching/lessons *

Balanced Pianist.com
The Balanced Pianist presents a variety of short, intensive programs for small groups of pianists, high school age and above, amateur and professional. Pianists improve their practice, performance, and teaching skills while growing to enjoy all these activities more.

Musiah Virtual Piano Teacher
Learn how to play piano/keyboard in the comfort of your own home – when it suits you – with Musiah, the world’s first Artificially Intelligent Virtual Piano Teacher.

U

U. K. Piano Pages
Piano Tuning, History, Makers, Movers and Piano Teachers in the UK.

Van Cliburn Piano Competition

Vienna International Pianists
were founded in1988 by the Spanish pianist José Francisco Alonso, in order to create a community of renowned concert artists and young student musicians.

W

Wikipedia entries on the piano and pianists.

Women pianists.
This site lists the names of over 300 women, many of whom concertized on a national/ international level from 1750 to the present.

Young Concert Artists
A US non-profit organization founded in1961 dedicated to discovering and launching the careers of extraordinary young musicians. The artists are chosen through the Young Concert Artists International Auditions.

Young Pianists Foundation (Netherlands)


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