February 9, 2015

About the Author: Celine Gaurier-Joubert

Founder of The London Piano Institute, Celine Gaurier-Joubert is a concert pianist and one of the world’s leading experts on piano education for adults.

I love the piano so much, since I was a very young child. I literally begged my parents at 4 years old to start piano lessons, and during my childhood, I could not fall asleep without listening to Chopin’s 1st concerto, on a tape, played by Martha Argerich.

I truly enjoy teaching and helping all of you develop your piano skills, but I think that what I enjoy the most, is to share my deep passion and love for this wonderful instrument with you. I would not be able to tell you exactly why. I suppose that you cannot give any details, when you truly love…

In this short article, I would just like to encourage you to do some research on the instrument itself, on the art of piano playing and on a magnificent pieces written for piano. There is so much to discover, and I can assure you that your passion will grow as you understand it better.

My recommendations:

There is an excellent documentary, that can be watched on YouTube, called “The Art Of Piano Great Pianists Of The 20th Century”. It is extremely inspirational, and it will give you a better idea of what I am working on when I am myself seated at the piano.

You should definitely listen to Chopin’s 1st concerto as it is for me, one of the most beautiful composition for
piano. Please make sure that you listen to Dinu Lipatti, for me, the most extraordinary pianist of all times.

The Art Of Piano – Great Pianists Of The 20th Century

Watch this wonderful documentary here:

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