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Ƶ’s newly launched Piano syllabus celebrated

19 Oct 2023

Ƶ’s UK & Ireland team were thrilled to welcome guests to their celebration of Ƶ’s new Piano syllabus, in London last month. The event, which took place on 27 September 2023 at Conway Hall, brought together long-standing Ƶ teachers, those exploring new options and members of Ƶ’s wider network.

The invited audience was treated to a varied programme, designed to reflect the breadth of the new syllabus. The event showcased exciting new music written specially for the new syllabus and performed for the first time in public, highlighted insights into the strategy underpinning the syllabus and proposed original piano pedagogy ideas, designed to support teaching of the more contemporary repertoire included in the syllabus.

Watch-back the event

If you weren’t able to attend in person, don’t worry! We recorded the event to enable everyone to benefit from the informative and engaging content. Watch the Piano syllabus launch event video to experience the event in full. You will:

  • Hear specially commissioned, brand-new music, written by today’s most exciting international composers and performed by virtuoso pianists Ava Klass and Christos Fountos 
  • Discover innovative new approaches to piano teaching, tried and tested by internationally recognised pianist and educator, Harry the Piano  
  • Learn about the musical influences of composers who wrote pieces for the new syllabus, including British Jazz great Julian Joseph and EMMY award winning composer Michael Price  

Performers and speakers

Ƶ’s UK & Ireland team extends very special thanks to our skilled performers:

  • Ƶ Laban Conservatoire Fellow & Ƶ scholarship, Christos Fountos
  • Ƶ alumna, Ava Klass
  • Event host, Harry the Piano

And also to the composers featured in the new syllabus who kindly gave their time to speak at the event:

  • Mark Choi
  • Julian Joseph
  • Michael Price
  • Andrea Vicari

Biographies of all speakers and performers can be accessed via the event programme for further insights.

Performances from around the world

Included in the event video is a series of specially recorded piano performances from Ƶ’s global network, which were screened for the first time at the event. A full list of the pieces and performers is available online.

We hope you enjoy the performance!

 

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