How to Help Your Child Develop a Taste for Classical Music

How to Help Your Child Develop a Taste for Classical Music

I would say the easiest part is to let kids learn a musical instrument (as most of the parents do). But how about bringing them to a live performance? Indeed there are many educational concert that are suitable for children,  like the series by Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

And by the way, one of the way to motivate your kid to practice is to play some recordings. Thanks to the internet, we can find lots of recordings from youtube/spotify (though I will prefer CDs).

 

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Stephen Hough in Hong Kong

http://www.pphk.org/concerts/recitals/stephen-hough/

Stephen Hough will be in Hong Kong in May!

Have seen Stephen Hough twice while I was still in RNCM(Stephen Hough is the international chair in piano studies at RNCM). He was holding a piano clinic-something like a masterclass, but aimed at helping students to tackle technical problems. What a nice man and real musician!

András Schiff explains Bach

11 problems music can solve

An interesting article:

http://www.interlude.hk/front/11-problems-music-can-solve/

Memorization Strategies

An interesting article about memorizing music:

http://www.bulletproofmusician.com/the-two-most-efficient-and-two-least-efficient-memorization-strategies/

But before that, please look into the music and go through all the details first!

The 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition

Thanks to the modern technology, another international competition that we can watch the competition online!

http://tch15.medici.tv/en

The Tchaikovsky competition has 4 categories- piano, violin, cello and voice.

An A-Z of the piano: Alfred Brendel’s notes from the concert hall

I still remember Brendel’s lecture (yes, lecture, not recital) at the RNCM last year- so inspiring (though most of the contents are from his book perhaps?)

An A-Z of the piano: Alfred Brendel’s notes from the concert hall
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/aug/31/alfred-brendel-pianists-a-z

For those who are interested in his book please take a look:

http://www.amazon.com/Pianists-A-Z-Piano-Lovers-Reader/dp/0571301843

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