Stories tagged: piano
Thu., April 20, 2017, 3:50 p.m.
Who stashed gold inside a British piano? It’s a mystery
British officials say they’ve been unable to trace the rightful heirs to a trove of gold coins found stashed inside a piano and worth a “life-changing” amount of money.
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Spokane’s Kendall Feeney, a beloved musician and advocate, dies of cancer
Memorial plans are pending for Feeney, 58, a member of the Eastern Washington University music faculty, a frequent performer with the Spokane Symphony, and creator of the former Zephyer music …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 3:27 p.m.
Spokane teenagers make history in national music competition
Janet Phang, 14, and duet partner Justin Cai, 15, won first place in senior duet category of the Music Teacher’s National Associations annual competition. Phang also won third place in …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 4 p.m.
Doug Clark: Cherished family treasure gets second life
The gleaming walnut piano was the centerpiece of my mother Carol’s living room and, until her death last April at age 92, one of the big joys of her long …
Sun., June 15, 2014
Partially deaf graduate follows passion for piano
As a partially deaf, self-taught pianist enrolled in college as a reluctant nurse-to-be, Rana Mahmood may have been an unlikely concert musician. After graduating Friday from Spokane Falls Community College, …
Sun., Sept. 29, 2013
Greg Presley’s piano talents open doors to far-flung career
Despite an engaging smile and quick, self-effacing wit, Greg Presley was, by his own account, a shy youngster. So when he was invited to an all-city banquet honoring high-school scholars, …
Sun., May 12, 2013
Spotlight: Chang to perform hometown recital
New York City pianist Hsia-Jung Chang will perform a hometown recital on June 1 at the Holy Names Music Center. In her “Piano in Nature” recital, Chang will perform Ludwig …
Sun., Dec. 16, 2012
Piano technician relies on senses, technology
When celebrity pianists perform in Spokane, chances are Alan McCoy tunes their instrument. And if he does it right, they won’t even notice. “My job is to make the piano …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2011
Spokane-born pianist to give concerts at UI
Spokane-born pianist Stephen Drury returns to the region for a pair of concerts next week at the University of Idaho. Drury and his Callithumpian Consort – an ensemble of two …
Fri., April 15, 2011
Two years later, Montero has arrived
Gabriela Montero was scheduled to play with the Spokane Symphony in January 2009. But the pianist asked to be released from her contract to join Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma and …
Fri., March 12, 2010
Pianist Edstrom might even pull some strings
Brent Edstrom is a nationally known jazz piano master. He has arranged music for the likes of Freda Payne and Dee Daniels. He’s shared the stage with such artists as …
Thu., Oct. 15, 2009
Acclaimed pianist returns to perform with Gonzaga Symphony
The road to fame for classical musicians is marked by some standard mileposts: Begin your training very early, when you are 3 or 4. Win an international competition with its …
Sat., May 16, 2009
It’s never too late for a nocturne
Surely you’re familiar with Musicfest Northwest, Spokane’s annual music student competition, in which hundreds of rosy-cheeked children show off their Chopin chops. Judges have pencils poised. Parents suffer anxiety attacks. …