Meet Harry the Piano

One of the most gifted improvisers in the world, Harry the Piano has been popping in to see Alexander Armstrong on Classic FM

Harry the Piano Alexander Armstrong

Harry the piano - musician extraordinaire and friend of Alexander Armstrong - is one of the world's most gifted improvising pianists.

He has been likened to a human jukebox with his note-perfect knowledge of literally tens of thousands of tunes, including most of the classical repertoire, jazz standards and the pop charts since 1950. 

And he's really something on those keys...


So can Alexander guess the tunes?!

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Find out more about Harry on his website >

How many other musicians can spontaneously reinvent Michael Jackson in the style of Mozart ? Or improvise a seamless medley of audience requests ranging from James Bond to Shostakovich via West Side Story .

Fancy a little night music? Harry wraps his fingers around a Mozart favourite, in a variety of styles.

Which Christmas classic is getting the Harry treatment - from Rossini to Dave Brubeck!

Can you recognise this famous Christmas tune and the styles that Harry plays it in? (Harry styles?)

Harry's challenge here was to play Parry's Jerusalem in the styles of Strauss the younger, Arthur Sullivan and Scott Joplin.



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