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Piano

Ivory keys on replica piano hit sour note with conservationists

It is undeniably impressive with its intricate woodcarving, abundant gold leaf and stunning miniature paintings in the style of Watteau, but should a grand piano produced in 2013 have real ivory-topped keys?

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 9:19am

Hong Kong child piano prodigy wows American TV audience

A Hong Kong child prodigy has wowed one of America's biggest talk shows, after his piano playing went viral on YouTube.

7 Nov 2012 - 11:58am 3 comments

Music with four fingers

Playing the piano has been a life-changing experience for Korean Lee Hee-ah. It boosted her confidence and strengthened her belief that 'with perseverance, any difficulties can be overcome'.

That's because she has only four fingers.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

A Natural History of the Piano: The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians

A Natural History of the Piano: The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians by Stuart Isacoff Knopf

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Li Yundi leaves the Chopin at home for holiday concert in celebration of the 'motherland'

Li Yundi's latest date in the city was undoubtedly one of the holiday season's most popular concerts.

An audience of more than 3,000 attended the Chongqing -born pianist's performance on Thursday at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, among them Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun.

4 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Promo work helps pay classical pianists' bills

You have to wonder when Lang Lang finds time for a classical music career. So far, he's done Rolex ads, Panasonic commercials and now he's back helping Steinway sell pianos.

30 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Playing a different tune

IT WAS ONLY after Eleanor Wong Yee-lun had won a coveted scholarship at London's Royal Academy of Music that she became passionate about her studies. That might seem a little late in the day, considering that most pianists with the talent to perform in concert halls around the world are usually sure of their career early in life.

6 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Growing up with music

German pianist Daniel Rohm, 32, was raised in a house filled with music. His mother is a professional cellist and his father plays the violin as a hobby.

The music-loving couple had a piano in the house, which Rohm was drawn to as a toddler. By the age of three, he was tinkling the piano's keys.

'I thought it was my own instrument,' he recalled.

30 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Soundbites

What does winning the 2005 Gina Bachauer International Young Artists Piano Competition mean to you?

Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts student

Lio Kuok-wai, 16:

10 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Piano humour proves to be duo's forte

2 Pianos 4 Hands

City Hall

Matinee and evening performance tonight

There wasn't an empty seat for this comedy. Already performed more than 700 times around the world, this fusion of music and theatre has been especially popular in the US and Britain.

6 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

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