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5 EDITORIAL Of one accord

6 LETTERS Your thoughts and comments

7 NEWS & NOTES Bechstein opens flagship UK showroom ••• Japanese pianist wins Hastings Competition

10 ONE TO WATCH Queen Elisabeth Competition laureate Jonathan Fournel

12 IN BLACK AND WHITE Musicians respond to events in Ukraine

14 ILL-TEMPERED CLAVIER Charivari gets riled by artist managers

SPECIAL FOCUS: GILMORE FESTIVAL 21 A NEW LEASE OF LIFE Introducing guest editor Pierre van der Westhuizen

24 CARTE BLANCHE Kirill Gerstein discusses his commitment to new music

26 RADICAL OPENNESS Jonathan Biss on overcoming his struggles with anxiety

28 SHARED HUMANITY Lara Downes throws opens the doors of the classical music canon

30 THE OTHER SIDE Former Gilmore student Michelle Cann returns as a tutor

32 THE BIG ONE Emanuel Ax explains the rationale behind the Gilmore Artist Award

42 RETURNING TO THE PIANO I – Posture and co-ordination (Part 2)

SHEET MUSIC 45-59 REPERTOIRE FOCUS Schubert’s Impromptu in B-flat D935 45 Masterclass with Martin Roscoe 47 Know the score

60-70 NEW RELEASES CDs, DVDs, books and sheet music

72 IN CONCERT Pollini’s 80th birthday recital in London

74 MUSIC OF MY LIFE Brazilian pianist Cristina Ortiz

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SPECIAL FEATURES

16 A SENSE OF FREEDOM Eclectic virtuoso and piano activist Igor Levit discusses politics, Beethoven and Nina Simone

33 HOME FROM HOME Two women pianists bring chamber music to far-flung local communities

35 SENSE AND SENSITIVITY Joseph Middleton explores the complex and subtle art of the song pianist

35 TWO’S COMPANY A cohort of leading vocal acccompanists share their passion for working with singers

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