Female pianist, 50, achieves musical success after using a man’s name

A female pianist who claims her music was being ignored because she is a woman has achieved success after promoting it under the name Arthur, instead of Annabel. Annabel Bennett says she has struggled to have any of the 350 original pieces she’s created since 2012 aired, and says she was constantly rejected or even … Read more

Pianist fined £150 for dumping leaves in the wood

Pianist, 56, is fined £150 for fly-tipping after he swept up leaves from public pavement outside his house and dumped them in woodland  John Goodall Smith collected leaves blown into his driveway in Wolverhampton He and his wife Sharon drove into rural Staffordshire to dispose of the leaves He thought dumping leaves in a nearby … Read more

Pianist fined £150 for dumping leaves in the wood

Pianist, 56, is fined £150 for fly-tipping after he swept up LEAVES from public pavement outside his house and dumped them in woodland  John Goodall Smith collected leaves blown into his driveway in Wolverhampton He and his wife Sharon drove into rural Staffordshire to dispose of the leaves He thought dumping leaves in a nearby … Read more

Meet the blind teen pianist prodigy whose brain is being studied by scientists

Matthew Whitaker has been playing jazz piano for crowds around the world since age 11 – and has been doing so completely blind. Whitaker was born with retinopathy of prematurity that led to his blindness, but the now 18-year-old has caught the attention of scientists who want to study the prodigy’s brain to understand how … Read more

Kim Kardashian shows off her Christmas decorations as Psalm is serenaded by her in-house pianist

Her family announced they were canceling their opulent Christmas party this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But that didn’t stop Kim Kardashian from decorating her tastefully minimalist home to fit the holiday spirit. The 40-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star shared some lovely views of her Christmas decorations on Sunday morning, while … Read more

Newsreader Simon McCoy fights tears of laughter as he delivers report on pianist playing to monkeys

Monkey business! BBC newsreader Simon McCoy fights tears of laughter as he delivers a bizarre report on a pianist playing to a colony of macaques in Thailand The veteran journalist, 59, appeared to be caught off guard during the broadcast He was forced to stifle his laughter as he introduced and concluded segment Mr McCoy … Read more

How concert pianist with dementia played on Britain’s heartstrings

At 80 years of age, ex-music teacher Paul Harvey is one of the oldest and most unlikely of UK chart-toppers with his surprise hit, Paul’s Tune. But then again, everything about the meteoric rise to the top of the iTunes and Amazon charts this week of his beautiful, improvised piano composition — based on just … Read more

Holly Willoughby in tears by talented pianist, 80, suffering from dementia

‘It just won’t stop!’ Holly Willoughby uncontrollably cries on This Morning after being moved to tears by talented pianist, 80, suffering from dementia By Connie Rusk For Mailonline Published: 11:17 GMT, 3 November 2020 | Updated: 12:22 GMT, 3 November 2020 Holly Willoughby was moved to tears on This Morning on Tuesday by a pianist … Read more

Pianist calmly plays while anti-lockdown rioters start fires and clash with police in Barcelona

Is this burning an eternal flame? Astonishing moment pianist calmly plays Bangles classic while anti-lockdown rioters start fires and clash with police in Barcelona Video uploaded by busker on Sunday morning following night of violence Second night of anti-lockdown riots in the city after new rules brought in Riot police clashed with up to a … Read more

Pianist with dementia who improvised viral tune from 4 notes has it performed by BBC Philharmonic

BBC Breakfast viewers were left ‘in bits’ this morning after a pianist with dementia who improvised a tune from just four notes which went viral heard his arrangement played the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Paul Harvey, 80, from Sussex, was visibly overwhelmed after hearing the moving piece – and broke down in tears after he was … Read more