Music Performer Verification Based on Learning Ensembles

  • Efstathios Stamatatos
  • Ergina Kavallieratou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3025)


In this paper the problem of music performer verification is introduced. Given a certain performance of a musical piece and a set of candidate pianists the task is to examine whether or not a particular pianist is the actual performer. A database of 22 pianists playing pieces by F. Chopin in a computer-controlled piano is used in the presented experiments. An appropriate set of features that captures the idiosyncrasies of music performers is proposed. Well-known machine learning techniques for constructing learning ensembles are applied and remarkable results are described in verifying the actual pianist, a very difficult task even for human experts.


Base Classifier Learn Ensemble Music Performance Speaker Verification Musical Piece 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Efstathios Stamatatos
    • 1
  • Ergina Kavallieratou
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Audio and Musical Instrument TechnologyT.E.I. of Ionian IslandsLixouri

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