Playing from the heart

‘I usually perform up to 100 concerts a season – concerts with orchestras, recitals and a lot of chamber music – and until recently, I was very proud of my ability to play so many different programs. But now I hope it is going to change, not only because it is physically tiring or because it is hard to be separated from my family, but also because it is emotionally wearing. I believe that a musician should not expend his entire reservoir,” says Nikolai Lugansky. Continue reading

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Playing by the book

The whole world is celebrating Chopin’s 200 anniversary, and next week two pianists – Eric Artz of France and Krzysztof Jablonski of Poland – will bring the festivities to Israel, performing some of Chopin’s best-known piano works in Haifa, Tel Aviv and Beersheba. Continue reading