Daniil Trifonov wants to “stand and Prom”!

Daniil Trifonov wants to “stand and Prom”!

You might be forgiven if you think Daniil Trifonov wants to play at your prom… The Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, 25, born in Nizhny Novgorod, gave his first performance with an orchestra at the age of eight, losing a milk tooth mid-performance, and went to...
The Power of Pedagogy

The Power of Pedagogy

Can “listen(ing) to great singers” improve your playing and that of your students?   The Power of Pedagogy In arts education, students must be taught to create, not imitate. ENLARGE Pianist Vladimir Horowitz in 1936. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES By BYRON JANIS All...
Science and Math: Composing the Worlds Ugliest Music?

Science and Math: Composing the Worlds Ugliest Music?

Perfectly pattern-free. Perfectly awful music, yes? By adapting the work of a US Navy engineer researching the perfect sonar ‘ping’, mathematician Scott Rickard has created a ‘pattern-free’ (ie. ugly) piano sonata. At a Ted talk in 2011, mathematician Scott Rickard...