“Why does the world need a Piano Day? For many reasons. But mostly, because it doesn’t hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around it: performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers and most important, the listener.” – Nils Frahm
Piano Day, an annual worldwide event founded by a group of likeminded people, takes place on the 88th day of the year – in 2021 it’s the 29th March – because of the number of keys on the instrument being celebrated.
The aim of the day is to create a platform for piano related projects in order to promote the development of musical dimensions and to continue sharing the centuries-old joy of playing piano. Piano Day welcomes all kinds of piano lovers — young and old, amateur and professional, of any musical direction – to join in. It is intended to be the most joyful of all holidays!
The desire to celebrate this versatile instrument is growing greater than ever, and we were delighted to list more than 100 piano-related events for Piano Day 2020 and feature more than 200 piano pieces submitted by artists from all across the world in the official Piano Day playlist.
For the upcoming edition on 29th March 2021, we would love to keep the spirit alive and celebrate Piano Day with you! Despite the troubled times or even more than ever, we should turn to music to find a sense of calm or inspiration.
Due to the unprecedented times and dynamics regarding the coronavirus pandemic, we obviously encourage all the piano lovers, organizers, and promoters to celebrate Piano Day 2021 responsibly and adapted to the current situation; we have to put everyone’s health and safety first. Of course, we would love to see live music events happening wherever possible and feasible; but given the present circumstances, we would like to inspire all you piano lovers to find other ways of celebrating our favorite instrument.
Save the date and be part of the action: Organise your own Piano Day Celebration on 29th March! Create your own live stream concerts, online events with friends or send your videos, photos, stories, poems – anything that is piano inspired –, and we are happy to share it with our community. Write an email to [email protected], and we will come back to you with further details.
Stay safe, and enjoy the music. Love, PD
- Moscow 25th Mar 21 Piano Day - Misha Fomin Info
- World 26th Mar 21 Piano Day Weekend Festival Info
- Alicante 26th Mar 21 Piano Day Alicante - Las Cigarreras Cultural Center Info
- Copenhagen 27th Mar 21 International Piano Days in Copenhagen Info
- Copenhagen 27th Mar 21 International Piano Days in Copenhagen Info
- Tver 27th Mar 21 Piano Day on the Rails - Kapiton Neklyudov, Igor Khabarov Info
- Rennes 27th Mar 21 Piano Day Contemporary Art Center of Rennes - Melaine Dalibert Info
- World 27th Mar 21 Piano Day Weekend Festival Info
- Helsinki 27th Mar 21 Huopatossu Live: Paula Präktig (Piano Day 2021) Info
- Cerkno 27th Mar 21 Drago Ivanuša »La Bête Humaine«, Rok Zalokar / 26. Keltika Info
- Belarus 27th Mar 21 Piano Day in Belarus Info
- Panicale 28th Mar 21 Piano Day Teatro Caporali - Bruno Canino, Patrizio Fariselli, M° Antonino Siringo Info
- Erlangen 28th Mar 21 Piano Day E-Werk Erlangen - Malakoff Kowalski Info
- Rostock 28th Mar 21 Piano Day - Rostock (LOHRO 90,2) Info
- Melbourne 28th Mar 21 Float Piano Day - Woodes, Billy Davis Info
- Moscow 28th Mar 21 Moscow Piano Day - Ilya Polyakov, Denis Stelmakh, Igor Khabarov Info
- Leeds 28th Mar 21 Brudenell Piano Sessions: Piano Day 2021 (Livestream) Info
- World 28th Mar 21 Piano Day Weekend Festival Info
- Melbourne 28th Mar 21 Piano Day Tempo Rubato - Grace Ferguson, Diimpa Aksuna, Christina Higham Info
- Milan 28th Mar 21 PIANO DAY 2021 FROM ARCI BELLEZZA MILANO - VINCENZO PARISI Info
- New York City 28th Mar 21 New York City Piano Day Event Info
- World 28th Mar 21 Rok Zalokar: Solo set for Piano Day Info
- Thessaloniki 28th Mar 21 Piano Day 2021 - 37th Primary School of Thessaloniki Info
- London 28th Mar 21 Piano Day 2021 — Lubomyr Melnyk, Douglas Dare, Arthur Jeffes of Penguin Cafe and David Allred Info
- Sacramento 29th Mar 21 Piano Day Sacramento - Sterling Cozza, Jennifer Reason, Philip Howard Info
- Melbourne 29th Mar 21 Yamaha Piano Day with Nath Bartsch Info
- Potsdam 29th Mar 21 Brueder Selke x Piano and Coffee Co. : Pianoday Potsdam - Brueder Selke, Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres, Sergio Díaz De Rojas Info
- Moscow 29th Mar 21 Piano Day Miet - Kapiton Neklyudov, Alex Galkin, Mger Oganesian Info
- Hokuto City 29th Mar 21 Piano Day in Distance Info
- Saint Petersburg 29th Mar 21 Saint Petersburg Piano Day - Ilya Polyakov, Denis Stelmakh, Anatoliy Dzyuba) Info
- World 29th Mar 21 Piano Day 2021, edition #5 ECU Info
- World 29th Mar 21 Piano Day 2021 - Simeon Walker Info
- Paris 29th Mar 21 Le Piano Day d'Arte Concert 2021 Info
- Modena 29th Mar 21 Piano Day Modena Info
- Aalborg 29th Mar 21 Piano Day Aalborg Info
- Knutsford 29th Mar 21 Piano Day Celebration - Adrian Lord (Livestream) Info
- World 29th Mar 21 Guillaume Ferran - 8 hours piano livestream for Piano Day 2021 Info
- World 29th Mar 21 Jörgen Boots Piano Day 2021 live Info
- Copenhagen 29th Mar 21 Klaverkoncert (stream) - Lucas Forch Info
- TOULOUSE 29th Mar 21 Piano Day at THE Musicophages - Lorenzo Naccarato, Iscle Datzira Info
- Buje 29th Mar 21 Piano Day - Rok Zalokar Live Info
- World 29th Mar 21 THE LINE OF BEST FIT PIANO DAY ON INSTAGRAM: Chilly Gonzales, Eydís Evensen, Vanessa Carlton and more. Info
- World 29th Mar 21 Cristofori #PianoDay Info
- Rosenheim 29th Mar 21 Piano-Day - wir feiern das Klavier Info
- World 29th Mar 21 Slow Gallery / World Piano Day Special Info
- Clonmel 29th Mar 21 Piano Day at The Willows (Morning) Info
- Poznań 29th Mar 21 Michał Kmieciak - Piano Day 2021 online Info
- Rennes 29th Mar 21 Piano Day en vidéo - Bibliothèque des Champs Libres Info
- London 29th Mar 21 Yamaha Music London takes International Piano Day online Info
- Tuscany 29th Mar 21 Piano Day 2021 - Nico Pistolesi Info
- World 29th Mar 21 PETROF Piano Day Info
- Bath 29th Mar 21 Larkhall: Piano Day livestream! Info
- Tbilisi 29th Mar 21 In celebration of world piano day 2021" with Mutant Radio Info
- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 29th Mar 21 Piano Celebration Week Info
- Barcelona 30th Mar 21 Piano Day Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Bellas Artes de San Jordi - Fyodor Biryuchev, Marina Klimova. Info
- New York City 30th Mar 21 Piano Day 2021 Notes Extravaganza: A Virtual Piano Concert Info
- Barcelona 31st Mar 21 Piano Day Barcelona Info
- Potsdam 09th Apr 21 Q3Ambientfest Info
Piano players, whether amateur and professional, of any age, or any musical persuasion have kindly shared their specially composed pieces with the piano lovers all over the globe. Listen to the last years Piano Day playlist of these tracks:
There are so many pianos that are not being played for several reasons: they are broken, stored in piano shops or used as items of furniture rather than a musical instruments. At the same time there are loads of talented pianists who have no possibility to own a piano. Piano Day gives an opportunity for the holders of the unused pianos to place them where they can be enjoyed by a lot of people. Everybody who wants to share the joy of playing and listening to piano music is invited to participate and take action!
For the 2015 and 2016 editions, Nils Frahm released some special Piano Day treats. “Solo” and “Solo—Remains” are still available for free download in 24bit and mp3 format.
“In the end, every album production leaves you with the same tough task – making the choices for the final track selection. You leave out some tracks for various reasons: some of the tracks are wonderful by themselves, but they simple don’t fit anywhere in the album and others have to be left out because otherwise the vinyl would become too long for a cut in good quality. However, these outtakes are often as important as the final selection and I thought, they might be a great surprise for Piano Day too. I hope in this case, it’s both …“
The first project revealed by the Piano Day team in 2015 was the building of what will be the world’s tallest piano, the Klavins M450 designed by the visionary piano builder David Klavins.
Unlike traditional concert grand pianos, which are usually built horizontally, this giant is orientated vertically. Weighing nearly a tonne and standing at 4.5m high the M450 stretches over two floors, a design that allows the strings to vibrate better. However, the project is not about setting world records in terms of size. The aim of it is to expand and go to the not yet reached physical limits of the piano instrument and it’s sound and thereby opening doors to new musical possibilities and dimensions.
Because of it’s much longer strings and larger soundboard among other factors, the sound of the M450 will be characterised by an even clearer sound with a lot more depth and richness of overtones, producing an unrivaled large harmonic spectrum and intensity of tone, which will increase the musical capabilities of the piano, for modern music in particular. M450 is meant to continue the centuries-old history of the piano instrument and and it´s evolution which had rather stagnated in recent decades.
Piano Day would be nothing without you – dear piano lovers all around the world. We want to say a heart-felt thank you for your commitment to the Piano Day projects. The desire to celebrate this versatile instrument is growing greater than ever and we are more than happy to share this feeling with you.