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Edward Chilvers is using dice to compose music

Meet the man using dice – yes, dice – to compose his music

Pianist and composer Martin Kohlstedt plants one tree for every concert ticket sold

This pianist is planting one tree for every concert ticket sold

Pianist plays on piano properly for the first time in 20 years, with the help from bionic gloves

This injured concert pianist thought he’d never play again. A pair of ‘bionic’ gloves changed everything.

Pianist plays piano to sheep in New Zealand

Man in black tie plays piano concert for unsuspecting sheep

A video of a cat enjoying the piano

Cat piano videos are good for your health. A scientific study says so.

Ron Howard to direct biopic about star pianist Lang Lang

Lang Lang biopic: criticism over Ron Howard directing film about star Chinese pianist

Elton John

We put Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ under the musical microscope to discover why it's so good

Red squirrel photographed ‘playing’ a piano in Scotland

Red squirrel caught ‘playing’ a grand piano in Scottish forest

Cat falls asleep inside piano as owner plays lullaby

Cat falls asleep inside piano to soothing lullaby, makes our hearts melt

C major piano

Pianist plays the entire history of piano music, but it’s all in C major

Watermelon synth piano

A watermelon piano exists, and I can’t decide if I want to play or eat it

Strange pianos

19 truly bizarre pianos that honestly belong in a museum

Pianist Imogen Cooper awarded the Queen’s Medal for Music 2019

Pianist Imogen Cooper awarded the Queen’s Medal for Music 2019

Grandparents perform 'Up' theme on a piano for their 60th anniversary

Grandparents perform a beautiful piano duet of 'Up' theme on their 60th anniversary

Selfie, by John Dante Prevedini

A composer transcribed his own selfie into music – and it’s really beautiful

5-year-old child prodigy pianist, Lucas Mason Yao, plays Super Mario Kart better than you

5-year-old pianist plays Super Mario Theme and it’s super cute

Pianist Khatia Buniatishvili relaxing piano pieces music

11 of the most relaxing pieces of piano music

Antonio Cadenas plays piano

101-year-old man with Alzheimer’s shows us all the eternal power of music