Soundboard features conversations on artistry and craftsmanship between Ben Finane, Editor in Chief at Steinway & Sons, and distinguished pianists, musicians, artists, and creatives. Soundboard seeks out inspiration, hones in on the creative process, parses influences, and attempts to diagnose artistic greatness.
Soundboard: Rufus Wainwright
Steinway Artist Rufus Wainwright takes us behind his live album with Amsterdam Sinfonietta.
Soundboard: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Steinway Artist Jean-Yves Thibaudet discusses his latest album, CARTE BLANCHE, his ultimate goal of making the piano sing, and the utility of the sostenuto pedal.
Soundboard: Kristhyan Benitez
Steinway Artist Kristhyan Benitez discusses the rich diaspora of Latin American piano music.
Soundboard: Branford Marsalis
Branford Marsalis joins Soundboard to discuss his Emmy®–nominated score for the History Channel documentary TULSA BURNING: THE 1921 RACE RIOT.
Soundboard: Tiffany Poon
Pianist Tiffany Poon discusses bringing humanism back to classical music via YouTube — and expresses her love for Robert and Clara Schumann.
Soundboard: Khatia Buniatishvili
The pianist Khatia Buniatishvili speaks to the intimacy of performance, finding her own rhythm, and her love for Schubert and Liszt.
Thanks for these smart conversations. I appreciate the guests and questions.
I absolutely love this podcast! As a musician, and a piano technician, this podcast merged my two loves in such a fabulous way. Music talk and piano talk and it is just amazing. Please keep this going!!
This is an excellent podcast, with a roster of guests you might not always expect from Steinway & Sons! Some big names (Billy Joel, Bill Murray, Regina Spektor) and some lesser-known, across all creative disciplines, and all with interesting perspectives on their craft. The host is particularly good at drawing fresh insight from each guest.