A Conversation with Boris Giltburg

A Conversation with Boris Giltburg

From the blog of Frances Wilson (aka the Cross-Eyed Pianist), comes a great conversation with Boris Giltburg: Who or what inspired you to take up the piano and pursue a career in music? We always had a piano at home. I come from a musical family. My mum, my grandma,...
Boris Giltburg Makes Solo Recital Debut at Carnegie Hall

Boris Giltburg Makes Solo Recital Debut at Carnegie Hall

Born in Moscow in 1984 and raised in Tel Aviv from an early age, acclaimed pianist Boris Giltburg gives his New York solo recital debut at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall on October 27 with an all-Russian program, presented by the American Friends of the Arthur...
Neville Marriner Dies at 92

Neville Marriner Dies at 92

While Piano Currents focuses on pianists, noting the passing of Neville Marriner seems appropriate considering his role in creating so many incredible piano-related recordings. RIP, Sir Neville. Neville Marriner, a prolific British conductor responsible for some of...
#23 Piano Currents 30 Under 30: Salih Can Gevrek

#23 Piano Currents 30 Under 30: Salih Can Gevrek

Salih Can Gevrek, born in Turkey in 1992, began piano lessons at the age of 5. He was accepted into the prestigious Bilkent University Faculty of Music and Drama Preparatory School in Ankara at the age of 7. He continued his studies at Bilkent University with Gulnara...
The world’s smallest grand piano

The world’s smallest grand piano

Made by video game legends Sega of all people, the world’s smallest grand piano sounds delightfully cute (if you can actually manage to play it). As you can see, it’s a slavishly recreated version of a normal grand piano, but it just so happens to be 25cm wide as...