Posts Tagged 'concert pianist'

Earl Wild Was A Most Remarkable Pianist

According to Gramophone.co.uk –

He is certainly the only pianist to be invited to play at the White House before six consecutive Presidents (beginning with Herbert Hoover). In 1939, he became the first pianist ever to give a live solo recital on US television. Remarkably, in March 1997, he also became the first pianist to give a live solo recital on the internet.

Continue reading HERE.

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Viola Organista, Designed by da Vinci, Built And Played For The First Time

Viola-organista-Slawomir_Zubrzycki-sTheVerge reported –

The viola organista is one of many Leonardo da Vinci creations that never left the design phase, but 500 years after it was dreamed up someone has finally built the quirky instrument. Described as a cross between a piano and a cello, the instrument took concert pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki three years and approximately 5,000 hours of work to complete.

Read more and watch video of it being played HERE.


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