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Answers to Your Questions

How do you get to be a contestant and play the Piano Puzzlers on air?

Contact American Public Media
(Scroll down to the contact form and click the box to be a contestant):

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Are there published books of sheet music for the Piano Puzzlers?

You can buy all three books of piano puzzlers on Amazon here:

Volume 1


Volume 2


20th Anniversary Edition

Does Bruce compose other music?

Yes, Bruce has composed many piano works, chamber music, orchestral pieces, and operas. His music has been performed around the world by great musicians, including Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Daniel Hope, Jeffrey Kahane, and over 60 orchestras. If you want to hear his piano music in particular, check out the Italian pianist Carlo Grante performing Bruce’s Chopin Dreams (and some more puzzlers) on Naxos or on Amazon

Just as Chopin Dreams is about Chopin, My Inner Brahms is about…you can guess! I composed My Inner Brahms for Orli Shaham, who plays it so beautifully on track 7 of her fabulous Brahms Inspired recording:

itunes or Amazon

Bruce’s piece Einstein’s Light is a musical thought experiment inspired by Albert Einstein’s love of Mozart and Bach. You can hear the recording by Joshua Bell and Marija Stroke here:

Amazon or itunes

Bruce’s website has much more information about his compositions and books:

Does Bruce take suggestions for Piano Puzzlers?

Sometimes it happens. If you want to make a suggestion, Contact us. We can’t promise that your suggestion will become a Puzzler, but Bruce will definitely read your idea. On a few occasions, people have commissioned Bruce to compose a specific piano puzzler for an important event, such as a big birthday or graduation.