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Trinity and the BBC's Piano Season

15 September 2012

Trinity is delighted to be working in partnership with the BBC on its Piano Season, a suite of programmes dedicated to the music and history of the piano, running from 15 September to 29 October 2012. It’s the first time that the BBC has dedicated a season to a single instrument, and the piano’s music and history will feature in a wide range of programmes across BBC Radio 3 and BBC Four.

In 110%: an ideal performance of a piece from an examination syllabus, Trinity’s Chief Examiner for Music Nicholas Keyworth discusses how candidates should approach and perform particular pieces from the Trinity piano syllabus. The programme is part of In Tune (Monday–Friday, 4.30pm to 6.30pm). On Friday 28 September Nicholas will be talking about Shostakovich’s Prelude and Fugue No. 8, Op. 87 from Trinity’s Grade 6 exam.

Associate Chief Examiner Peter Wild will be part of the panel for Piano Keys, a feature that takes place during the interval of the season Monday night piano recitals. On this live phone-in session, Peter will be answering listeners’ questions on all aspects of the piano, its music and its history.

Other highlights of the Piano Season include a Composer of the Week dedicated to the revolutionary piano writing of Claude Debussy, and a gala concert as part of the BBC’s Children in Need appeal featuring amateur pianists Olympic medallist Samantha Murray and Radio 1 presenter Dev.

Find out more about the Piano Season at www.bbc.co.uk/radio3.

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