• Partnership Formed to Increase Piano Education

    Mike Lawson | December 12, 2013

    Yamaha and Quincy Jones’ Playground Sessions Team Up to Increase Access to Piano Education

    Yamaha recently announced a new partnership with Playground Sessions, the award-winning interactive keyboard software co-created by music legend Quincy JonesThe companies’ partnership demonstrates a shared desire to increase access to high-quality and engaging music education for aspiring pianists in the U.S.

  • Pianist Constructs Da Vinci’s Viola Organista

    Mike Lawson | November 21, 2013

    A Polish concert pianist and instrument maker, Slawomir Zubrzycki, has constructed what may be the first known version of the viola organista, a hybrid instrument designed by the great Italian artist Leonardo Da Vinci. Based on Da Vinci's original manuscript and sketches, Slawomir built the unique bowed keyboard instrument over three years, unveiling it for the first time on October 18, 2013. See the viola organista in action here:

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