In March 2020, Edition Peters launches Penelope Roskell’s The Complete Pianist: from healthy technique to natural artistry in the Americas. The most comprehensive book ever written on piano playing and the most significant treatise on piano technique to appear for many decades, it has something new to offer to all pianists and keyboard players – student and teacher, professional and amateur.
The Complete Pianist offers a new and unique approach to piano playing, in which Penelope Roskell shares a lifetime’s experience of teaching, performing and ground-breaking research into healthy piano playing. The book contains more than 500 pages of text, links to 300 videos and 250 exercises newly devised by the author.
Roskell’s book guides pianists through the early stages of learning a piece, through all the technical challenges and interpretative choices, towards inspired performance. Each new aspect of playing is addressed through a series of practical exercises which proceed, step-by-step, from the basics towards more advanced applications. Penelope demonstrates all the musical and technical points herself in videos accessible by smartphone, tablet or computer.
Penelope Roskell is Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. As a soloist she has played in major concert halls in more than thirty countries. She is the leading UK specialist in healthy piano playing, and Piano Advisor to the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine, where she holds a clinic for pianists with tension or injuries.
The Complete Pianist: from healthy technique to natural artistry
EP 73024 / ISMN 979-0-57701-531-6
Available March 2020
Photo: John Batten .
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