Inspired by Alan Rusbridger’s book Play It Again, I am launching a new series of interviews with adult amateur pianists. The overriding theme of Rusbridger’s book is its celebration of amateur pianism and music making in general, as a convivial social activity and one which can provide ‘therapy’ in our busy lives.
I meet many amateur pianists in the course of my musical life, many of whom play at an advanced, or quasi professional level, but who have chosen to follow a different career path, for whatever reason. All of them express a love for the instrument and its literature, and this is their main motivation for playing the piano.
This series will celebrate the joy of amateur pianism, at whatever level. If you would like to take part in the series, you can either:
Download the Adult amateur pianist questionnaire and answer the questions, or
Write your own text and submit it to me (use the Contact page to get in touch initially)
For an idea of the kind of text I am looking for, please take a look at these interviews from Alan Rusbridger’s website: