Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1749504 - 09/09/11 12:30 PM Interview with Koji Attwood
vlhorowitz Offline
Full Member

Registered: 09/29/07
Posts: 279
Hi Everyone,

Below is Part I of a long interview with Curtis/Juilliard alumnus, Koji Attwood. Part II will be posted in the coming week.

http://www.examiner.com/piano-in-san-francisco/interview-with-pianist-koji-attwood

Top
(ad) Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1749559 - 09/09/11 01:06 PM Re: Interview with Koji Attwood [Re: vlhorowitz]
beet31425 Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/12/09
Posts: 3693
Loc: Bay Area, CA
Hehe...

From the interview: "For me, personally, I think [the hardest Chopin etude is] Op. 10 No. 1 – never felt comfortable performing it. Op. 10 No. 2 is hard too. I think if you can play both of these, you can pretty much play anything at the piano. If you can play the Chopin Etudes, you can play anything."

Sound like a familiar thread? smile

-J

p.s. Looks like Keith noticed the same thing at the same time. smile
_________________________
I've never been there but I know the way.
I'm going to go back there someday.

-Gonzo

Top
#1749561 - 09/09/11 01:07 PM Re: Interview with Koji Attwood [Re: vlhorowitz]
Keith D Kerman Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/12/03
Posts: 3299
Loc: Gaithersburg, MD (Washington D...
Thanks for linking that. I am glad to see Koji Attwood getting some recognition, he deserves it.

Just cause I like to cause trouble, I liked this part of the interview:


EH: Because every pianist has a different answer, which Chopin Etude is the most difficult for you ?

Attwood: (laughs) For me, personally, I think Op. 10 No. 1 – never felt comfortable performing it. Op. 10 No. 2 is hard too. I think if you can play both of these, you can pretty much play anything at the piano. If you can play the Chopin Etudes, you can play anything
_________________________
Keith D Kerman
PianoCraft
Rebuilding & Sales of vintage and pre-owned Steinway and Mason & Hamlin
New Steingraeber, Estonia, Charles R. Walter, Brodmann, Feurich
www.pianocraft.net
http://www.youtube.com/user/pianocraftchannel/videos

keith@pianocraft.net 888-840-5460

Top
#1749564 - 09/09/11 01:08 PM Re: Interview with Koji Attwood [Re: vlhorowitz]
Kuanpiano Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/06/10
Posts: 2114
Loc: Canada
I really loved this interview, thanks!
_________________________
Working on:
Beethoven - Piano Sonata op. 109
Brahms - 6 Klavierstucke op. 119
Rachmaninoff - Piano Sonata no.1

Top
#1749565 - 09/09/11 01:09 PM Re: Interview with Koji Attwood [Re: beet31425]
Mark_C Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 19594
Loc: New York
Originally Posted By: beet31425
Hehe
"....I think [the hardest Chopin etude is] Op. 10 No. 1 – never felt comfortable performing it. Op. 10 No. 2 is hard too. I think if you can play both of these, you can pretty much play anything at the piano. If you can play the Chopin Etudes, you can play anything."

thumb

ha

But seriously folks... grin we ought to mention that Koji is our member Thracozaag.
_________________________
"Everything I say is my opinion, including the facts." :-)

Top
#1749570 - 09/09/11 01:10 PM Re: Interview with Koji Attwood [Re: vlhorowitz]
Keith D Kerman Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/12/03
Posts: 3299
Loc: Gaithersburg, MD (Washington D...
Hah.....we cross posted with the exact same quote!
_________________________
Keith D Kerman
PianoCraft
Rebuilding & Sales of vintage and pre-owned Steinway and Mason & Hamlin
New Steingraeber, Estonia, Charles R. Walter, Brodmann, Feurich
www.pianocraft.net
http://www.youtube.com/user/pianocraftchannel/videos

keith@pianocraft.net 888-840-5460

Top
#1749573 - 09/09/11 01:12 PM Re: Interview with Koji Attwood [Re: beet31425]
argerichfan Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/15/06
Posts: 8796
Loc: Pacific Northwest, US.
Originally Posted By: beet31425

Sound like a familiar thread? smile

Indeed. And Koji backs up what I posted in that thread! thumb
_________________________
Jason

Top
#1749577 - 09/09/11 01:16 PM Re: Interview with Koji Attwood [Re: argerichfan]
Mark_C Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 19594
Loc: New York
Originally Posted By: argerichfan
....And Koji backs up what I posted in that thread! thumb

We could even say he fronts it up grin because we were talking about if someone can play all the Chopin etudes, and he thinks those 2 are enough to be able to say it! (And I agree they sort of are.)

I think in that thread some people were looking at it in terms of whether the Chopin etudes would teach us everything we needed for everything else. I wasn't, and clearly Koji isn't either (and I guess you also); we're saying that if you have the ability to play the etudes, you have the ability to do anything else too.
_________________________
"Everything I say is my opinion, including the facts." :-)

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
What's Hot!!
European Piano Party 2014, Picts & Stories! (Piano Party in Portugal)
-------------------
75,000 Members and Growing!
-------------------
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(ad) Purely Piano Practice Software
Purely Piano Practice Software
(ad) Piano Guide Lessons
Piano Guide Lessons
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
92 registered (Atrys, Anticlock, Art_Vandelay, 24 invisible), 1336 Guests and 21 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
75336 Members
42 Forums
155778 Topics
2287327 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Emergency help!
by Parks
07/10/14 11:36 PM
Pain in my lower back, help!!
by rov
07/10/14 10:55 PM
If there were only 2 choices..
by ChopinFan66
07/10/14 08:04 PM
symphonic pianomusic
by dolce sfogato
07/10/14 06:16 PM
First Digital Piano - Casio AP250 or Roland RP301?
by Jorgeb
07/10/14 02:07 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission