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February 2022 Fulbright Residency at McGill University.  At last the time has come to plan for a world without Covid. This seems like a good start: a month-long residency to teach, perform, and collaborate at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montréal. I am grateful to the brilliant, world-class music faculty at McGill for this kind invitation, and to the US State Department’s Fulbright program for sponsorship. Details to come.

Now released: A new album of live recordings. “Historic Improvisation Live” is a collection of sixteen improvisations recorded in concerts in Europe and America. This digital-only release is available on all major streaming and downloading services:

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The Guardian/Observer published an interview with me recently. We discuss my book, the current state of historic improvisation, and music pedagogy in UK and USA. 

Note Doctors Podcast.  A show about music theory pedagogy.

New podcast interview on The Nikhil Hogan Show.

The Pianist’s Guide to Historic Improvisation made its debut as the #1 New Release in both the Piano and Music Instruction categories on Amazon. It is currently the world’s best-selling book in the field of historic keyboard improvisation, and serves as a course text at many leading conservatories.

With concerts and other events canceled during the pandemic, I am staying busy with a series of “Piano Pandemictivities” on YouTube and lots of improvisation on Improv Planet.

The new book is in progress. I might call it “Historic Improvisation in Concert” or something like that. It will build on my first book and show how to develop advanced abilities that result in concert-worthy improvisations.Posted on Edit