2021 Articles (#235 — )

248. Le PianO Du Lac and Le PianO des Mers (18-May-2021)
What could be better than sitting at the water’s edge (with a nice glass of something) letting gorgeous piano music wash over you?… (more)

247. “Jeff Raleigh’s Piano Solo” by Norman Rockwell (7-May-2021)
Christie’s is selling another important Norman Rockwell painting featuring a piano. Its estimated sale price is $1.2million – $1.8million… (more)

246. Petrof 284 Mistral Grand Piano Modelled (30-Apr-2021)
Modartt, the French-based software developer, has just released a physically modelled virtual PETROF 284 Mistral… (more)

245. Wrapping a Steinway, and the Pops Collection (13-Apr-2021)
Pianos don’t have to be black (or even brown). With so much doom and gloom around, why not brighten things up?… (more)

244. New Product: Nord Piano 5 (9-Apr-2021)
Swedish musical instrument manufacturer Clavia DMI AB has just released the latest version of its excellent Piano series… (more)

243. The Electromagnetic Piano (29-Mar-2021)
The Electromagnetic Piano is a modular attachment to a grand piano. And it has just won third prize in the prestigious Guthman Musical Instrument Competition 2021… (more)

242. Piano Day 2021 — March 29th (22-Mar-2021)
Every year one day is set aside to celebrate the “king of musical instruments”. The chosen day is always the 88th of the year… (more)

241. New Product: Synchron Bösendorfer 280VC (8-Mar-2021)
The Vienna Symphonic Library team has just added the Bösendorfer 280VC to its Synchron Series of sample libraries… (more)

240. New Product: Steinway Skyline Special Collection (22-Feb-2021)
Steinway and Sons (New York) has announced Skyline, the latest addition to their Special Collection range of grand pianos… (more)

239. In Search of the King of Instruments (15-Feb-2021)
Romain Thiery’s latest art book documents forgotten and distressed pianos in castles and country houses across Europe… (more)

238. Keys: Lipped, Waterfalls and Diving Boards (4-Feb-2021)
There are various key profiles. What is the difference and more importantly, why is there a difference?… (more)

237. The Best Ever TV Ad to Feature a Piano? (27-Jan-2021)
The brilliant new “feel-good” ad for JET (a UK fuel/filling station brand) has taken the “piano-in-ad” genre to a whole new level… (more)

236. New Pianos Announced this January (2021) (19-Jan-2021)
A virtual exhibition entitled NAMM: Believe in Music has been created as an online alternative to the traditional music show… (more)

235. New Products: Roland FP-X Series (12-Jan-2021)
Roland has unveiled the latest incarnations of its long-running FP Series of portable digital pianos… (more)