The Transcendent Piano Playing of Lubomyr Melnyk

A short film featuring one of the world’s fastest pianists.

Mastering an instrument as complex as the piano is a lifetime task for most of us. Composer Lubomyr Melnyk, however, took it quite a few steps further by developing a technique and style of playing that created a new language for piano music as a whole. Frequently referred to as one of the fastest piano players of all time, Melnyk invented what he calls continuous music (or “the continuous mode”). In this atmospheric film, produced in Tokyo at last year’s Red Bull Music Academy, Melnyk describes his unique approach to – and relationship with – the piano.

By Red Bull Music Academy on March 17, 2015

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