George Wilkinson (5 November 1783 – 1855) was an English music publisher, and piano and candle manufacturer.
Wilkinson was the youngest son of Charles Wilkinson. In 1797 he apprenticed to London music seller and publisher Francis Broderip, former partner in Longman & Broderip piano manufacturing business which had gone bankrupt in 1795. In 1805 Wilkinson took over his oldest brother Charles' half partnership in the company, which reorganized doing business as Broderip & Wilkinson until Broderip's death in 1807, after which Wilkinson purchased his partner's shares to form Wilkinson & Co. at 3 Great Windmill Street.
By 1808 Wilkinson had arranged for Astor and Leukenfeld to manufacture upright, cabinet pianos licensed from William Southwell's patent (EN 3029, 1807). These instruments (like Petzold & Pfeiffer's harmomelo) were conceived to support the strain of the strings with strong, continuous frames in order to keep better in tune than competing arrangements. Wilkinson & Co. confidently offered a twelve month guarantee for workmanship and tuning, and consequently they were obliged to furnish better replacements when the pianos were found not to "stand well."
In 1810 Wilkinson sold his publishing stock to Thomas Preston, and borrowed £12,000 from his father to enter in a partnership with his foreman Robert Wornum, who had invented improvements in small upright pianos including diagonal stringing and compact actions (EN 3419, 1811). Wilkinson & Wornum established a factory and showrooms near Hanover Square at 315 Oxford street and 11 Princes street, with a lumber yard in the space between them. The warehouse, factory and stables were destroyed by fire in 1812, putting out as many as 70 workmen, and leaving debts over £16,500 with little relief from insurance. In 1813 the partnership dissolved and the company assigned to Wilkinson's father, who excused the partners' debts and made small guarantees to their other creditors. Wornum established another factory, first at 3 Welbeck Street, and that year introduced a vertically strung harmonic pianoforte better known as the cottage piano.
In late 1813 Wilkinson leased a house at 32 Howland Street, and by 1816 he established a piano factory behind the house, as well as 315 Oxford Street and added showrooms at New Bond Street. This business continued at least through 1830, making at least cabinet upright pianos (praised by Pleyel in 1815) and grand pianos.
Wilkinson entered a partnership with Ferdinand Hirschfeld, and made a specialty manufacturing patented candles with compressed tallow for fuel in order to prevent sputtering and metal wicks to avoid need for snuffing, but these were marketed unsuccessfully. Hirschfeld and Wilkinson, wax chandlers, and oil and spermaceti refiners, at Windsor Terrace, City Road were listed bankrupt 31 July 1835.
In 1854 he left London for Milford Haven avoiding the outbreak of cholera, and died there of a stroke in 1855.
Wilkinson married Elizabeth Cecilia Mary Broadhurst on 23 September 1809. Their children were Ann (1814-1814), Emma (1815–1889), Matilda (1817–1876), Oriana (1818–1853), Louisa (1820-), Alfred Broadhurst Wilkinson (1822–1854), and Henry Broadhurst Wilkinson (1824-). He is buried in Steynton Churchyard.
Yuja Wang (Chinese: 王羽佳; pinyin: Wáng Yǔjiā; born February 10, 1987) is a Chinese classical pianist. She was born in Beijing, began studying piano there at age six, and went on to study at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. By the age of 21 she was already an internationally recognized concert pianist, giving recitals around the world. She currently records with Deutsche Grammophon.
Wang comes from a musical family. Her mother, Zhai Jieming, is a dancer and her father, Wang Jianguo, is a percussionist. Both live in Beijing.
Wang began her piano studies at age six. She entered Beijing's Central Conservatory of Music at age seven and studied there for three years. At age 11, Wang was accepted as the youngest student in the Morningside Music Bridge International Music Festival at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada.
Starting at age 15, she studied for five years with Gary Graffman at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and graduated in May 2008. Graffman said that Wang's technique impressed during her audition but "it was the intelligence and good taste" of her interpretations that distinguished her...
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Maria Luisa Macellaro La Franca was born in Palermo and began studying piano at the ‘age of 10 at Conservatorio V.Bellini where she received her diploma in piano with honors and also studied composition and conducting.
She continued her studies at the university of Music of Zurich (Zuerich Musikhochschule) under the guidance of K.Scherbakov getting Konzertdiplom with highest honors in piano, chamber music and jazz.
She won first prize in numerous nationals and internationals competitions including: « Osimo Cup Pianists of Italy, » AMA Calabria, « special prize accomplished artist and promissing all’IBLA Grand Prize » Elsy Meier stiftung Zuerich »International jundichler Schweizer Wettbewerbe. »
She has played for several major theaters such as the « Teatro Massimo and Politeama » of Palermo, the « Friends of the Opera » to Piacenza, at the » Sala San Giovanni di Cuneo » (Italy) to Konzert Saal of Msikhocschule Winterthur, for Bleuer and Grosser Saal of Zurich, for Musikkollegium to StMorizt, Sala Boccadoro in Lugano (Switzerland), the « Grand Théâtre Pin Galant» Bordeaux, the « Hall du Vigeaun » Eysines, the « Vissidarte » in Paris, the « Théâtre Medoquine » Talence of the Scenith of Toulouse (France) to the « Centre de Cultura » of Madrid and the Teatro of Villalba (Spain) at the Museum MAM and by The Institute of Italian Culture in Rio de Janneiro (Brazil), the theater of Banco Ipotecario in Mendosa and Theatre Lugan (Argentina) … etc
Her conducting debut took place in 1996 at the age of 16 years at the Conservatory V Bellini in Palermo ...
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