Is Sergei Rachmaninoff’s birthday an April Fool’s joke?

Is Sergei Rachmaninoff’s birthday an April Fool’s joke?

For years, we’ve been told to use April 1 as the Russian master’s official birthday and this has been confirmed by the Name Authority File on record at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Yet, Rachmaninoff himself celebrated his birthdays on April...
Livestreaming – A Case Study

Livestreaming – A Case Study

By Daniel Vnukowski “The business of art is no longer the communication of thoughts or feelings which are to be conceptually ordered, but a direct participation in an experience,” wrote Marshall McLuhan in 1951. A tiny strand of RNA has completely altered...
Seven Steps To Dramatically Improve Your Livestreams

Seven Steps To Dramatically Improve Your Livestreams

A reprint of an article published in the Sept/Oct Issue of Canadian Musician Magazine. “What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word, and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down,” says George in Frank Capra’s bittersweet comedy. Yes, It’s a...
RIP Leon Fleisher

RIP Leon Fleisher

May you rest in peace, Leon Fleisher! Leon was one of my most influential teachers who helped shape my understanding of music as I know it today. Anyone who had the privilege of working with him, was immediately taken on an inquisitive quest from day one – a...
A Stroke of Genius

A Stroke of Genius

Daniel’s improv session in the style of Beethoven featured on Classical FM with 55,000 FB shares.

How to Donate

How to Donate

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10 Commandments for Professional Pianists

10 Commandments for Professional Pianists

If you were to ask me about my strongest childhood memories, two things immediately come to mind: the piano and my school lunchbox with a blue penguin painted on its cover. All I can remember about the lunchbox was that it accompanied me everywhere I went and was made of tough tin metal, as were most lunchboxes back in the day.

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