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Piano Day: Share Your Passion With Players from Around the World

Piano Day: Share Your Passion With Players from Around the World

Share your love of everything keys-related on Piano Day

Piano Day, an annual worldwide event founded by a group of like-minded 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.

What is Piano Day?

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 the 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!

“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

Who is Piano Day for?

Anyone and everyone with a passion for piano! Whether you are taking your first steps in your piano playing career or have decades' worth of experience under your fingertips, Piano Day welcomes everyone.

When is Piano Day?

Piano Day takes place on the 88th day of the year (we see what they did there), and in 2021 it takes place on 29th March.

What happens on Piano Day?

The desire to celebrate this versatile instrument is growing greater than ever, with Piano Day 2020 arranging more than 100 piano-related events and featuring more than 200 piano pieces submitted by artists from all across the world in the official Piano Day playlist. For the event on 29th March 2021, the PD team would love to keep the spirit alive and celebrate Piano Day with you! Despite the troubled times or even more than ever, their aim is to promote music as a means of finding a sense of calm or inspiration.

Events are taking place around the world with concerts, sessions, and unique projects on offer for people to get involved in. One such 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.

Klavins M450

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 unrivalled 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 it´s evolution which had rather stagnated in recent decades.

Giving Something Back

Piano Day also encourages those with old or unused pianos to donate them to worthy causes and those who may benefit from having their own instrument.

“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 favourite instrument.” – Piano Day Team

Piano Day 2021 Events

Tonnes of events are going on around the world throughout the day, check out the list over on the Piano Day website here and get involved!

Dawsons Music & Sound Piano Day Offer

To celebrate Piano Day we are giving away a free stool with every piano bought. Simply add the Mirage PB117 Piano Stool to your basket when purchasing a piano and we'll do the rest.

The Mirage PB117 Piano stool is an expertly crafted piece of furniture designed to maximise comfort during practice or performances. Built using hardwood and hardwearing leather, each leg features a rubber pad to prevent unwanted slipping or damage to hardwood or laminate flooring.

Perfect for any performance environment whether at home, school, or in the studio.

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