Josh Wright is an American pianist and a prizewinner at the 2015 National Chopin Competition, as well as many other major piano competitions.

He now runs an online teaching course, Josh Wright Piano, which helps students of all ages and abilities to improve their technique and musicality. He contacted me to ask for my tips on how I play fast octaves and you can see the video he uploaded about this here.

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Last week I was invited to give a performance at The Steinway Hall in London. Steinway Hall is an amazing building right in the centre of the West End of London and houses some of the best pianos in the city. Opened in 1875 it was the first Steinway Hall in Europe and has a great range of excellent pianos in the showroom, as well as practice rooms.

I performed pieces by Chopin, Liszt and Stravinsky. The audience were wonderful and two very special members of the audience were my sponsor, Ruth Keattch and her husband.

Thank you Steinway Hall for providing a perfect venue!

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I am very excited to have been invited to join the team on the Florida Keys International Music Competition. The competition was founded by Pervin Muradova-Dilbazi, Kay Lang, Vivian Fang Liu, and President of the AACA, Tohfa Eminov. Its mission is to support young talented musicians in developing their musical individuality and improving their mastery. Which I think sounds wonderful!

The competition is open to instrumentalists between the ages of 5 to 23 years old and vocalists from 5 to 32 years old. The winners of the competition will be invited to the Award Ceremony in Carnegie Hall. You can find out more about the competition here and how to enter here. I  will be posting regular updates.

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Just got back from being interviewed on London Live about my nomination for a Classic BRIT award. Really interesting to see the studio and to meet presenter Luke Blackall.

Looking forward to the Awards ceremony at The Royal Albert Hall on 13th June, will be so much fun… First time I have been on the red carpet!

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