03/01/2013 - 5:01pm EST by
Susan Anders Brizick
Try to simplify if you can to make these 4 goals attainable. 1. You are What You Eat (and Drink)! Eat a well-balanced diet and drink lots of water and liquids without caffeine. Pay attention... Read More
02/17/2013 - 9:59pm EST by
Ghenady Meirson
Recently re-branded Opera Philadelphia is definitely on the rise. The latest production of "Silent Night" by Kevin Puts, 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner, is a success with the Philadelphia audiences, and... Read More
02/17/2013 - 11:12am EST by
Ghenady Meirson
At age 98, Eleonor Sokoloff, piano pedagogue at the Curtis Institute of Music, is a major fan of Facebook and iPad. I have known Mrs. Sokoloff since I was a teenager auditioning to Curtis. I have... Read More
01/19/2013 - 12:54pm EST by
Ghenady Meirson
Congratulation to bass-baritone Musa Ngqunqwana (AVA), tenor Billy Davenport (AVA) and bass-baritone Brandon Cedel (Curtis) on advancing to semi-final round of Metropolitan Opera National Council... Read More
01/05/2013 - 11:47am EST by
Ghenady Meirson
Metropolitan Opera began transmitting live performances to movie theaters in 2006. I attended one performance at the Met to see a former student. Cameras were everywhere, including unobtrusive moving... Read More
12/28/2012 - 12:29pm EST by
Ghenady Meirson
This is a rare footage of pianist Vladimir Sokoloff collaborating with flutist Julius Baker in live performance of Poulenc's flute sonata on 60s TV broadcast. When I was a piano major at Curtis,... Read More
12/20/2012 - 10:18pm EST by
Ghenady Meirson
This is how the great violinist Fritz Kreisler described violin prodigy Josef Hassid (1923-1950). Hassid's talent is hard to explain. He had to be touched by a divine power and his story is a tragic... Read More
11/30/2012 - 10:56pm EST by
Ghenady Meirson
This 2010 interview with Dr. Chuan C. Chang, the author of "Fundamentals of Piano Practice", touches on a complex subject of learning. Passionate about piano, Dr. Chang, a physicist, puts on a hat of... Read More
11/06/2012 - 11:25am EST by
Ghenady Meirson
PL: Before you became a schoolteacher, you had a music career. Tell us about it. DH: I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a teacher, but I had several other interests along the way. I... Read More
11/01/2012 - 5:12pm EDT by
Jeremy Shilley
What is practice? Most of us are not simply musical prodigies who pick up an instrument or start to sing and are instantly brilliant.  What makes the great musicians great is their ability to... Read More