It is now almost four months since we introduced a brand new version of PianoAccompanists.com featuring a whole host of new features. We have had a significant amount of overwhelmingly positive feedback from our users, and have had requests for even more great features to help accompanists promote themselves, and of course to help instrumentalists find accompanists. We have been working hard to bring you these features - so here is a sample of what we came up with:
- Support for every country in the world -
Previously membership of pianoaccompanists.com was limited to 16 countries around the world. We have changed this to include every country. Our previous system was based upon a postcode search system. We have now expanded our search engine to cater for countries which do not have reliable postcode information available. We sincerely hope that this makes PianoAccompanists.com into an even more international resource.
- Search Engine Enhancements -
When we first released our brand new beta search engine in January, there were a few little things which we thought we could improve upon still. We have made the keyword search system more intuitive, so that it overrides other search criteria in the case of an exact name match. This makes it easier to locate a specific pianist whom you know to be on this site. We have also introduced an 'ALL COUNTRIES' search option - a feature which many of our members requested.
- Sibling Sites -
You might have noticed a column of new links along the left hand site of our site. These are a brand new set of music websites aimed at providing a similar search/profile based service for musicians other than accompanists. We know how often musicians are in need of a website to promote their career – this, however can be expensive and the results can be of varying quality. By providing dedicated websites for each instrumental category, we hope to make it easy for musicians to promote themselves without the difficulty and expense of hiring a web developer.
- Chamber Music Website -
We have also created a great new website for chamber groups at www.ChamberGroups.com. Like the sibling sites mentioned above, it runs on the same server / codebase as PianoAccompanists.com, but is tailor-made for chamber groups, duos and ensembles of every kind. Most accompanists are involved in chamber music too, so why not take a look today?
We hope that you continue to find PianoAccompanists.com to be a useful resource. We plan to expand our membership internationally in the hope that we can build the world's foremost directory of professional pianists. If you have any questions or feedback about the website, why not drop us an email?