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  • 26 Jun 2018

    Our new recording project: Haydn piano concerto

    Our new recording project: Haydn piano concerto.

    Our new recording project: Haydn piano concerto.

    New piano recording session in st. cuthbert’s church, london.


    Piano Recording Studio London now in charge of a new recording session in London for Haydn piano concerto.

    Maestro Juan Rezzuto will be playing Haydn piano concerto XVIII:2. A beautiful concert organised and supported by WKMT London Piano Studio. An ambitious project in which this great Maestro will perform this fabulous piano concerto accompanied by WKMT London Orchestra. This Orchestra is being formed by the musicians and professors of the London Amateur Orchestra, who now will be coworking with WKMT for its monthly classical concerts in London accompanying piano performers.

    October 13th at 5 pm is the date. Usual venue for WKMT and its concerts, St. Cuthbert’s church, Earls Court London. We will display all our system to record this wonderful piano concert played by Juan Rezzuto. See video posted below about the last concert of himself for WKMT in March this year. This time he was accompanied by a second piano. So in this new occasion, he will have a string quartet doing the orchestral part plus a stunning 275cm long concert grand piano Yamaha CFX courtesy of Markson’s pianos. Thanks to the new partnership between these two big ones, WKMT Concerts will count on a wonderful piano grand to be displayed and performed by its pianists.

    Do check all the details and info in the link aforementioned and do not hesitate to contact WKMT to book your tickets soon for a beautiful concert once the Summer is sadly over in London. We hope to see you all there on the 29th.

    Here we leave us to enjoy his last performance in London, with the HOB XVIII:4 Haydn piano concerto.

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  • 17 May 2018

    London welcome Aguirre and Tonelli

    London welcome Aguirre and Tonelli.

    London welcome Aguirre and Tonelli.


    Piano Recording Studio London has a new work to do! We will be in charge of the recording of the next WKMT Piano Concert happening on 16th June at St. Cuthbert’s church, Earls Court, London.

    WKMT will be hosting a superb piano programme performed by two Argentinian piano professors, Carolina Anderson and Aleksandra Tonelli. Both, friends of the famous piano studio, have the chance of performing Argentinian music on the piano of this wonderful venue. A blend of popular and classical music to make this Saturday evening a date to remember.

    Argentina is such a special country. A huge country with plenty of beautiful things to show and share. One of them is the music. Argentinian music is one of the richest in the entire world. Mainly, in terms of piano community, it gave the best pianists in the world still alive: Martha Argerich. Amongst others like Daniel Barenboim and Bruno Gelber as well as new upcoming stars. It also has its own musical signature which has gone through the entire planet: Tango. And that is exactly what WKMT brings in this occasion. The idea of enjoy the proper Argentinian music, popular and classic, performed by two different piano professionals.

    In case you are thinking of booking any concert tickets for this June, do not hesitate and book for this great concert which will make you fall in love with the Argentinian music and atmosphere. WKMT Concerts are always a way to enjoy the live music surrounded by inspiration and joyful. WKMT with its constant commitment to getting everyone closer to classical music in the city.

    Check all the info with the link aforementioned and join us for a beautiful and inspiring Saturday evening in London.

  • 10 Apr 2018

    Preventing mistakes optimises your recording time

    Preventing mistakes optimises your recording time

    Preventing mistakes optimises your recording time

    The same way we try very hard to avoid any errors when we perform in front of an audience, we should prepare very well before our piano recording session. Quality piano practising can save us a lot of expensive recording time.

    As performers, we usually get stressed during a piano recording session. I believe this happens because we realise the innate quality of a recorded performance. This performance is eternal. Well, it is true, we can repeat those passages we are not happy with as much as we want but… Will we still like in 10 years time what we have chosen today? To answer this question positively, we need to make a significant investment in our planning.

    When we say planning, we refer to the decision-making process that allows us to define our version of the piece. The dynamics we imprint in our performance, the rubatos, the emphasis on some notes and the decision of positioning some material in the background will constitute our way of assigning a personality to our performance. We need to decide everything beforehand. We should leave no information gap in our performance.

    As necessary as the latter “expressive” planning is the technical preparation of our piece’s execution. I’ve chosen the word execution to highlight the technical aspect of the performance. What creates more anxiety is the lack of certainty about what we physically need to do to execute our piece correctly. Both positive and negative movements need to be precisely coordinated, so our hands interact smoothly during our performance, allowing us to express ourselves and without stepping in between us and our imagination. These movements, the movements that produce sounds and the ones that are meant to get our fingers, arms and hands ready to attack the keys precisely need to be studied.

  • 03 Apr 2018

    Recording a Classical Piano Concert

    Recording a Classical Piano Concert

    Recording a Classical Piano Concert

    Recently I was tasked with recording our director Juan Rezzuto ‘s Haydn piano concert that took place at St. Cuthberts Church on 24th March 2018. This concert featured two pieces: Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 4 in A, and Piano Concerto No.4 in G. Accompanying Juan Rezzuto was Bejar Rodriguez on Violin and Sabrina Curpanen on Piano.

    The main challenges that faced me were how to capture the best source sound without compromising the musician’s performance, dealing with a limited number of microphones and making sure that all the audio captured would be able to be synched in post-production. The equipment available to me was a pair of Audix scx25a microphones, a Behringer C-3 microphone, a Zoom H4N handheld recorder with built in microphones, an Audient ID14 audio interface and a Macbook Pro. As Juan’s piano was to be the lead instrument I focused on capturing the best sound for it that was possible. I used the pair of Audix scx25a mics as a stereo pair inside the piano to capture the entire spread of the piano and to minimise other sounds leaking into these mics.

    Audix scx25a mics inside Juan’s piano

    Audix scx25a mics inside Juan’s piano

    I used the Behringer C-3 mic to capture the violin and then later the second piano. To get the most of out of this microphone when miking up the violin I set its polar pattern to cardioid so that it mainly picks up what is in front of it, I placed the back of the mic facing the piano so that it rejected the piano sound. When miking up the second piano I did a similar thing by facing the back of the microphone towards Juan’s piano so that it rejected the sound of that piano. 

    Behringer C-3 mic on Sabrina’s piano

    Behringer C-3 mic on Sabrina’s piano

    Finally, I used the built-in microphones in the Zoom H4N handheld recorder to capture the ambience of the entire concert, the H4n was placed in front of the two pianos to do this.

    The other issue that I had to address was how the audio would be able to be synched with the film footage in post-production. As I was recording the microphones on two separate devices (the Zoom H4N and the Audient ID 22), and there were cameras filming, the audio would be out of synch as it is impossible to press record at the exact same time on multiple devices.

    Audient Id14 Interface Settings

    Audient Id14 Interface Settings

    Macbook Pro Setup

    Macbook Pro Setup


    To combat this issue, I performed a single loud clap in-between each movement, this loud clap would serve as a reference point for each of the files to be synched to.  

    To see and hear the finished result of these recordings please refer to the videos below of the Piano Concerto No.4 in G.

    Thomas Rickerby (Audio Engineer)

    More info about WKMT concerts

    Recording a Classical Piano Concert

  • 02 Apr 2018

    Piano Festival preparations

    Piano Festival preparations with wkmt.

    Piano Festival preparations.

    new children piano masterclass prep for wkmt music festival vii edition.

    Piano Recording Studio London has been offered a new event to record. The next Children Piano Masterclass by WKMT. The next 28th April 2018, piano students will gather at St. Cuthbert’s Earls Court, London, to enjoy a great Masterclass-preparation for the coming VII WKMT Music Festival where all the students will be performing in front of an audience. Therefore, this idea is to provide them all with the pressure and stress same as they will be feeling on stage the day of the Festival.

    We are also in charge of recording this great opportunity full of joy and learning. Performances, teachers demonstrations and music games under a beautiful venue. Children and parents will be enjoying this great opportunity while the performers rehearse and receive pieces of advice from the Maestros. Cristina Guerra, piano teacher specialised in Kids, will be leading the Masterclass.

    Come on in! Check all the info and details on the link aforementioned and do not hesitate to contact WKMT to answer your questions, and apply for either the Festival and this Masterclass.




  • 17 Mar 2018

    Playing in front of an audience

    Playing in front of an audience with wkmt piano studio London.

    Playing in front of an audience.

    the new edition of London music festivals for you to perform.

    WKMT brings you all the opportunity to perform in front of an audience. For members and non-members allowed to perform the pieces, they are ready for. The London Music Festivals are the perfect chance to show everyone what you have studied so far while being recorded professionally in a fully catered event.

    Next 12th May 2018 at the magnificent Pushkin House, Fitzrovia. You all will be the witness of fantastic performances by different students of all levels and ages. The guests are welcomed in the reception of this beautiful house in an also a beautiful area, with a glass of prosecco and nice canapes, while waiting in the library for the performances. Then, once the performers are ready, they will go upstairs to enjoy the concerts.

    Like the previous times, and thanking WKMT, we will be in charge of the professional recording session along the Festival. Below you could find our video posted by WKMT of the last festival hosted on the 18th November in the same venue. We hope you all like it and the standards of this great opportunities WKMT gives to its students and musicians.

    In case you have some piano pieces ready, and you would like to take part of this great experience, do not hesitate to contact WKMT. They will make an assessment of your pieces and they will give you all the information. Now is the time to have your performances in London recorded by a professional piano recording studio. You can find WKMT Festival website in the link aforementioned and follow us to see the next Music Festival videos posted. For now, we let you enjoy the video prepared for the previous Festival.

  • 04 Mar 2018

    Recording Haydn Piano Concerto

    Recording Haydn Piano Concerto.

    Recording Haydn Piano Concerto.


    Thanking WKMT and Juan Rezzuto for making true this opportunity. We are in charge of recording this great Haydn piano concerto No4 and also the Sonata No4 in A, performed by Juan Rezzuto. In this case, they replace the orchestra of the concert with a second piano. Sabrina Curpanen, Senior piano teacher at WKMT will accompany him in this beautiful concert playing the orchestra. So it will be an amazing two pianos concert.

    The venue? The usual: St. Cuthbert’s church, Earls Court, London, UK. Where WKMT always organised nice piano concerts every month for its members. The date? The 24th March at 4 pm. Save the date and pop into what is going to be a gorgeous Saturday afternoon with beautiful music and outstanding sight.

    Here we share what WKMT expresses about the piano concerto.

    The first piece is called Sonata for Piano and Violin No.4 in A instead of the sonata for violin and piano. This unusual ordering of the instruments reflects the prominence of the piano part compared to its violin counterpart. This piano and violin sonata has been published as a solo piano sonata by removing the violin section.

    Haydn’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G is Haydn’s second most famous piano concerto. As opposed to his concerto in D – Haydn’s most known piano concerto -, this concerto is simpler in its orchestration. It can be played accompanied by a string orchestra and its character is certainly settled and pompous.



    Haydn, Piano and Violin Sonata No. 4 in A


    Menuetto al roverisco – Trio

    Finale, presto

    Haydn, Piano Concerto No. 4 in G

    Allegro moderato

    Adagio Cantabile

    Rondo Presto


    Go to the link aforementioned and get all the details you need to assist this great classical concert in London. Book your tickets by calling to 02071014479 and say you come from Piano Recording Studio London and you will get a discount on your tickets.



  • 24 Feb 2018

    Recording your piano gesture

    Recording your piano gesture.

    Recording your piano gesture.

    Analysing the musical gesture with wkmt.

    Have you ever heard about musical gesture? And even more, that gesture applied to when performing on the piano?

    We make a reference to an article recently published at WKMT Blog, which helps to the piano lessons of his students by knowing more about different concepts of music. In this case, they treat the gestures.

    First of all, what is a gesture? Movement of part of the body, especially a hand or the head, to express an idea. And how do we apply that to the performances on the piano? Well, an option would be by external gestures. The way your body reacts to the music or piece. What you feel or makes you feel. Something involuntary as a reaction to listening or performing a piece.  Most probably, when you have performed, you may have some gestures coming out from your body. Those gestures are personal and different from each others’. You may have been participating in a piano recording session and therefore your own gestures were recorded.

    There is another type of gesture defined by the article called internal, which are the ones based on the piece. Something that it comes defined by the main composer of the piece. Something that it makes that piece unique and you could easily associate it with the composer.

    This article, which you could find on the link above, gives plenty of information and details about the musical gesture. Other ideas are Duality and Temperament which are out of the main gestures.

    Do not miss the chance of reading this great article written by Mark Dowling, a Senior piano teacher at the studio. Also, if you would like to record yourself through a piano piece(s) do not hesitate to contact us.

  • 17 Feb 2018

    Practising: Keyboard or Piano?

    Practising: Keyboard or Piano?

    Practising: Keyboard or Piano?

    Full article at WKMT Blog Article. We strongly recommend reading it.

    Many things have been said about using a digital piano to practice. Is it good or bad? Should we avoid it or should we try to understand how to use it beneficially? As everything in life, the outcome of using a digital piano practising will depend on our approach to its use.

    Digital pianos or high-end keyboards can be fantastic if approached properly. They offer a neutral piano action. Simple as it sounds, it is fundamental when we are trying to set up the foundations of a piece. If we count with a flat instrument we can easily and reliably rehearse the full scope of movements necessary to produce a neat performance. Acoustic pianos have a very complex mechanism which can start behaving awkwardly quite easily. As opposed to the later, digital pianos are 100% reliable in that respect. The emulated piano action used to build digital pianos is in general far more resilient to the use.  Based on the last statement is that WKMT rehearsing rooms are equipped with top of the range digital pianos instead of acoustic ones.

    The make “Kawai” offers one of the market’s best option in digital pianos. Yamaha has been historically the leader in digital piano production. Nevertheless, if you compare the sound quality, the action and the price of mid-range Yamaha digital piano with its Kawai counterpart, you will find out Kawai offers you much more for 40% less money. In spite of the fact that Kawai still has a long way to go before building pianos with the quality of acoustic Yamaha pianos, it has proven to be one of the world’s best producers of digital pianos.  After many years of experimenting with both brands, WKMT strongly recommends using Kawai digital pianos.

  • 06 Feb 2018

    A new classical concert recording

    A new classical concert recording.

    A new classical concert recording.

    We will be in charge of a great recording session at the new WKMT Classical concert.

    WKMT gave us the chance to record its next classical concert at the magnificent St. Cuthbert’s church, in London. Every single month, WKMT organise a classical concert performed by its music teachers in order to provide them with great performances and listening skills.

    In this case, Katarina Makevic, a senior piano teacher at WKMT, will be playing a lovely programme of her own choice for the members and non-members of the studio. On the 24th February in such an inspiring place, to create a wonderful atmosphere, while listening to a superb performance under the candle lights. You shouldn’t miss it out!

    Piano Recording Studio will be there in charge of the recording of the concert as we always do. We had the pleasure to record her on the VI WKMT Music Festival in November last year. So we are back and she is back to create a wonderful classical concert.

    We believe you would be interested in the programme, which is the one that follows:

    • Daniel Matej Fragile

    • Robert Schumann Piano Sonata op. 11 in f sharp minor. 

      Introduzione/Allegro Vivace/Aria/Scherzo e Intermezzo/Finale

    • Johannes Brahms Balladen op. 10 (See video below of last performance)

    You can find all the details by clicking the link aforementioned, all the info and where to book your tickets too. We hope to welcome you all to the gorgeous church to enjoy a beautiful Saturday evening.

    We also would like to share with you all the video we recorded of Miss Makevic at her performance on the WKMT Music Festival, and what will be an anticipation of what this concert will be about, with her great performance of Balladen op1o from J. Brahms.