Artists and Their Instruments - The Dynamic Piano

Juilliard alumnus Jie Yuan began playing the piano when his parents used it as a behavioral ploy, but it soon developed into a consuming passion. In this episode, Jie talks about his relationship with the instrument and shows his impeccable technique and musicality in a performance of Schumann's Abegg Variations. From Michael Shinn, Chair of Keyboard Studies, we learn when and why the modern piano was invented, and what the pedals actually do.