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A Look Back at a Decade of the Richard Pollett Memorial Award!

Monday 30th November, -0001
In this special piece we take a look back at a decade of the Richard Pollett Memorial Award, and check in with all the past recipients. Read on to find out what these amazing players have achieved in their time, and the ongoing legacy of Richard Pollett.

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USEFUL PIANISTS | LILY BEGG

Wednesday 20th October, 2021
What do you think of when you think of a concert pianist? Whatever comes to your mind, Words About Music writer Lily Begg is here to tell you that it might not actually be the case. In this fantastic article, Lily breaks down some myths about concert pianists, shines a light on some of the issues with conservatoire training, and asks the reader to think broader about what a pianist can be.

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OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND

Thursday 4th November, 2021
Words About Music writer, Krista Tanuwibawa examines how film and TV have always used classical pieces as a quick way to convey tone across to an audience, often to the detriment of the piece itself. In her fantastic article, Krista questions how an audience can properly engage with a piece of music, when their only associations with it have been coloured so heavily by its use in media.

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'WHY AM I DOING THIS?' | ASHLEIGH HO

Friday 29th October, 2021
It’s never too late to learn a new skill, or to pick up that instrument you’ve always wanted to play! Words About Music participant Ashleigh Ho dives into what it’s like learning a new instrument as an adult. Ashleigh surveyed adult learners and details their reasoning behind choosing to pick up an instrument later in life, as well the rise and growing popularity of ‘amaterurism’ in music.

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