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Khatia Buniatishvili: Beyoncé of Piano?

April Gibson and Nina Kennedy both contributed to this article to share their respective insights and opinions. April grew up listening to Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, and Hair Bands. Nina, herself a classical pianist, grew up listening to jazz and R&B, as well as symphonies and opera.
Nina: While living in Paris I got in the habit of watching the news channel “France24,” and was delighted to find that I continued having access to France24 here in Manhattan. Now that most American news channels have become The Trump Show, I became more dependent on France24 to be able to hear some authentic international news. One day this summer while going about my business with the TV on, I heard the news anchor announce a feature story on “The Beyoncé of the Piano.” I stopped what I was doing to sit down and watch.
The subject of this segment was world-renowned Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili, who has been referred to as "The Beyoncé of the Piano" and dubbed the "Pop Star Pianist.…