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
The aim of the day is to create a platform for piano related projects 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 persuasion - to join in this year’s festivities. It is intended to be the most joyful of all holidays!
For more information on the international event and other initiatives in the world, visit www.pianoday.org.
In 2017, Sarah Russell, amazing pianist and teacher, inspired by Nils Frahms idea of an international Birthday of the Piano, takes the first local initiative and gives birth to Piano Day Montreal. Our first event was hosted by Indigo bookstore. We had 60 pianists impress the crowds for a duration of 11 hours.
In 2018, Piano Day Montreal was welcomed by Piano Vertu. We had 45 pianists wow the audience for a duration of 12 hours.
In 2019, we look forward for a new celebration of the piano uniting passion for music to a social cause. This year's event will be hosted on the Promenade at the Glen Hospital, also know as the Royal Victoria Hospital. While sharing music, we want to take the opportunity to raise funds for the hospital and acknowledge the immense work of the medical team working with dedication and diligence for the health of our communities. All funds will be given to the Cedar Cancer Center and redirected to the music art therapy program inside the hospital and the research of Dr. Metrakos.
Piano Day Montreal invites pianists of all ages and abilities to perform. Own compositions, improvisations, classical, rock, pop, blues, jazz, world music ... it's all welcome! We believe that the piano can be celebrated solo, but also with its fellow instruments. Duos, trios are also welcome. We reserve a few spots for new initiatives that can celebrate the piano in a progressive way.
Join us as a listener and/or a performer on Piano Day Montreal 2019!
Admission is always free.
Donations are greatly appreciated.