World Piano Day is celebrated on the 88th (for the 88 keys on a piano) day of the year which in 2022 is March 29th. Here at Leeds Piano, it’s our favourite day of the year as we celebrate all things Piano and look back on our favourite memories over the past year. Take a look below to see our favourite moments and events happening across the UK today!
Federico Colli Encore
In March 2022 we welcome 2012 Winner, Federico Colli to close our Leeds International Piano Series, in partnership with the Leeds International Concert Series. The audience enjoyed a delightful programme including Mozart sonatas, Schubert’s F minor Fantasy (in tribute, he says, to Dame Fanny Waterman who adored the work) and Prokofiev’s famous Peter and the Wolf, in a version for solo piano. The evening was then closed with a Mozart’s Rondo Alla Turca in a foot-tapping rendition from Federico himself, take a listen to get your feet moving!
Leeds Piano Trail
September 2021 brought our #LeedsPianoTrail to the streets of Leeds in our biggest and most successful festival yet. With 11 Pianos and 10 sculptures (made entirely out of dismantles pianos), we brought music to every corner of Leeds with performances, workshops. The Leeds Piano Trail will return August – September 2024. Before then, a set of transformed pianos will appear in public locations across Leeds for a series of specially curated events . . . and to be played by you!
Check out our Instagram Reel here.
Leeds Piano Team Playlist
Piano Day Events
Tuesday 29th March, Howard Assembly Room, Leeds
Featuring an outstanding line-up of varied piano music created here in Yorkshire and elsewhere in the UK, hosted and curated by Leeds-based pianist and composer Simeon Walker.
Tuesday 29th March, The Grand Social, Dublin, Ireland
Dublin’s First Piano day celebration, featuring artists : Anna Mullarkey, BK Pepper, Brian Crosby, Gareth Quinn Redmond, Jack Foster, Kevin Corcoran, Lowli and Una Keane.
Tuesday 29th March, St. Alkmund’s Church, Shrewsbury, UK
As part of International Piano Day (88th day of year) Shrewsbury is hosting a unique concert in the most atmospheric St Alkmunds Church, featuring Francis Shelley, Tiny Leaves ft Andy Lowe, Alex Kozobolis & James C Taylor.
Wednesday 30th March, St. Pancras Old Church, London
To celebrate Piano Day in 2022, Brudenell Piano Sessions venture to London for the first time to bring the warm, varied, encouraging and unique atmosphere of one of the UK’s most interesting and growing grassroots live music events to the capital.