Der Pianist Alon Goldstein – persŏnliche Vision kommt nie aus der Mode

“Es ist fünfzehn Jahre her, seitdem ich meine letzte offizielle Lektion von meinem geehrten Lehrer Leon Fleisher erhielt,” schrieb im Juli 2013 der israelische Pianist Alon Goldstein in einem Blog-Eintrag, welcher seinem legendären Mentor aus Anlass seines fünfundachtzigsten Geburtstages gewidmet war. „Ich erinnere mich daran, ihm nicht lange, nachdem ich mich etwas Neuem zugewandt hatte, zu sagen, dass es meine beste Entscheidung im Leben gewesen war, zu kommen und mit ihm zu studieren und...
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Pianist Alon Goldstein – pursuit of one’s vision and voice never go out of style

“It has been fifteen years since I received my last ‘official’ lesson with my sainted teacher Leon Fleisher,” wrote Israeli pianist Alon Goldstein in a July 2013 blog entry dedicated to his legendary mentor on the occasion of his eighty-fifth birthday. “I remember telling him not long after I moved on that my best decision in my life was to come and study with him, and the second best decision was to leave,” adding...
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In Toronto trifft Ost auf West – Julliard Piano Duo Lang Ning Liu und Michael Berkovsky

Lang Ning Liu and Michael Berkovsky Die klassischen Pianisten Michael Berkovsky und Lang Ning Liu sind beide sehr einfühlsame und sensible Pianisten. Owohl sie aus unterschiedlichen Ecken der Welt stammen, teilen sie die Erfahrung eines Studiums an der ‘Julliard School’. Jetzt haben sie wieder zusammengefunden. Nach dem Master Abschluss bei Juilliard, dem Gewinn des Julliard Konzertwettbewerbs und dem Auftritt in der Avery Fisher Hall im Jahre 2008 hat Michael sein Musikstudium bei Peabody fortgesetzt...
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Crafting the Well-Tempered-Pianist: The Taubman Approach / Testimonials

After introducing the first article in my series about the Taubman approach, I received very varied responses. They were not only sent to this site, but also to a friend’s Facebook pages, and to some general websites that attract musicians, where I had posted the link to my series as well. The reactions ran the whole gamut, ranging from interested to enthusiastic to doubtful and even hostile. At first glance, it may appear hard...
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Crafting the Well-Tempered-Pianist :Introducing the Taubman Approach

While conducting research into my continuous passion — piano playing in general and how to improve my technique in particular — I was surprised to find a recently published book that claims to address piano pedagogy, yet fails to acknowledge some of the most widely discussed developments this field has to offer. Internet and library searches on the subject have resulted in lots of different leads, often offering random discussions, very personal and vague...
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