Musician in London, United Kingdom
“providing a perspective on music from the eyes and ears of a real musician”
“a must-read for the keyboard-inclined”
Frances Wilson is a London-based pianist, piano teacher, writer and blogger on pianism and classical music as The Cross-Eyed Pianist.
Established in 2010, The Cross-Eyed Pianist has become “an important voice in the piano world”(Peter Donohoe, international concert pianist) and enjoys a wide global readership with over 20,000 visitors to the site per month. Regularly updated with varied content and the popular Meet the Artist interview series, The Cross-Eyed Pianist is one of the UK’s leading blogs on classical music.
“Thank you for the enthusiasm you bring to music”- Leon Bosch, double bassist & conductor
A keen concert-goer, Frances writes concert reviews for her own blog and also for international concert and opera listings site Bachtrack.com. In addition, she is a regular writer for classical music website InterludeHK and music streaming service IDAGIO, and has contributed many articles on aspects of piano playing and pianism to ‘Pianist’ magazine’s online content. She has also written guest articles for a number of other classical music and piano teaching sites around the world.. She has acted as a syllabus consultant for the London College of Music and has written teaching notes for the piano syllabus for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Further examples of Frances’s writing can be found here.
Frances is co-author/editor of ArtMuseLondon, a reviews site focusing on art and music in London, and is co-founder of Music into Words, a project exploring writing about classical music today, described by Tom Service (BBC Radio 3) as “hugely important……a brilliant agenda, raising really vital issues“. She has appeared on BBC Radio 3’s Music Matters to discuss the role of music criticism today and the effect of the internet on music journalism and writing.
A passionate advocate of amateur pianism, Frances is also co-founder of the London Piano Meetup Group, a friendly supportive group for adult amateur pianists which organises informal performance platforms, workshops with visiting tutors and social events in and around London.
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