The first programme in our series ‘Piano Boot Camp’ will start at 8pm on Tuesday 9th June. This series will run until the end of the month with the aim of giving pianists and teachers at all levels some much needed motivation and inspiration during the current health crisis.
Hosting the interviews will be concert pianist Yulia Chaplina. As well as being an extremely successful concert artist, Yulia also writes for the Pianist,International Piano, and BBC Music magazines. There will be one or sometimes two interviews broadcast each day over the next couple of weeks.
Tune in everyday for more episodes like this. This is the first programme of the series. International artist Paul Lewis will be Yulia’s guest and he will no doubt be giving a really fascinating insight into how the last few months have affected his busy schedule, and what he has been doing to successfully use the time in lockdown.
03:42 - I started practicing 6 hrs a day when I was 14. No one told to do it I was excited by it
04:18 - I practice 4/5 hrs a day
05:14 - In this lock-down I could feel it creeping up
06:44 - I think it is good to get nervous
07:46 - I never liked competitions
13:18 - Who has been the biggest influence on you
30: 49 - I miss my friends and don't know when I'l see them in person
31:10 - I discovered how much i enjoy being at home too
Kathryn Stott, Concert Pianist & Curator, Artistic Director of Australian Chamber Music Festival, International Chair at Royal Northern College of Music ,Professor at the Norwegian Music Academy in Oslo