"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
The annual Piano Day, a worldwide event created by a group of like-minded people, takes place on the 88th day of the year, due to the number of keys on the keyboard.
The aim of the event is to create a platform for piano projects of all kinds, to promote musical innovation and to pass on the centuries-old joy of playing the piano. Piano Day invites piano enthusiasts of all genres to listen and participate.
Funky, dreamy, virtuosic, energetic or meditative, improvisations come together alongside works by baroque composers and jazz musicians. With works by Bach, Fresocbaldi, Buxtehude, Purcell, Satie, John Cage, Chick Corea, Chilly Gonzales, Francesco Tristano, Tamar Halperin and Teodor Wolgers.
The repertoire of the Israeli pianist and harpsichordist Tamar Halperin includes works from over five centuries of music history. She also works as a soloist with a wide variety of international ensembles, such as the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Swedish composer and pianist Teodor Wolgers began his musical career at an early age, composing great neoclassical music. In addition to his solo career, Teodor is also active as a producer and songwriter. Free in his art, he explores the contemporary.
Thursday, March 28
Doors: 7 pm / Start: 8 pm