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Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins

The story of Thomas ‘Blind Tom’ Wiggins, a 19th-century piano prodigy born into slavery

Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Elgar Cello Concerto; Alison Balsom plays Haydn Trumpet Concerto; Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Williams Violin Concerto No.2

The 20 greatest concertos in classical music

This is how Acqua’s ‘Barbie Girl’ might have sounded if it had been written by Mozart.

Here’s how ‘Barbie Girl’ might have sounded, if it had been written by Mozart

If Satie had written Blackadder? Solo pianist plays iconic TV theme in ‘Gymnopédie’ style

If Satie had written Blackadder? Solo pianist plays iconic TV theme in ‘Gymnopédie’ style

Jeneba Kanneh-Mason plays Chopin

10-year-old pianist plays Chopin’s Fantaisie Impromptu with extraordinary command and poise

Smart gloves could allow stroke patients to relearn the piano

Scientists’ ‘smart gloves’ could allow stroke patients to relearn to play the piano

Sir Elton John speaks to Classic FM at the Royal Academy of Music

Sir Elton John: ‘I never would’ve written these songs without my classical training’

Charlie Puth: piano major, Rachmaninov fan and jazz improvisor.

Yes, Charlie Puth has perfect pitch. He’s also a piano major who loves Rachmaninov and jazz

Seokyoung Hong performs with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition.

This 15-year-old’s searing Rachmaninov just won him the 2023 Cliburn Junior Piano Competition

Paul Harvey awarded OBE

Paul Harvey, a musician with dementia whose piano playing went viral, receives OBE

Season 4 of HBO’s Succession returned in Spring 2023 for the final time.

Succession soundtrack: Here’s why the HBO show’s theme tune is stuck in your head

Taylor Swift’s ‘haunted’ piano

Taylor Swift’s waterlogged piano starts playing its own ominous solo, after rain damage

Piano-playing dog sings a melancholy tune at the piano, delighting owner’s guests

Dog spotted confidently singing and playing at owner’s piano

Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, plays piano as part of the opening sequence of the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final in Liverpool.

Catherine, Princess of Wales plays piano in incredible surprise cameo at Eurovision

School boy plays Mozart

School boy wows onlookers with Mozart sonata on train station piano

Lang Lang and Nicole Scherzinger performed this 1990s Disney Classic outside Windsor Castle

Lang Lang and Nicole Scherzinger perform ‘Reflection’ from Disney’s Mulan at Windsor Castle

Alexis Ffrench

Alexis Ffrench: who is the classical-soul pianist playing at King Charles III’s Coronation Concert