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Piano Day returns, Barbican announces special event

By | Published on Thursday 8 February 2018

Piano Day

Nils Frahm’s Piano Day is back for another year. For the fourth time, the 88th day of the year (usually 29 Mar, unless it’s a leap year) will be a day celebrating the 88-keyed musical instrument known as the piano.

Numerous events will take place worldwide, with London’s involvement focussed on an event at the Milton Court Concert Hall, promoted by the Barbican. It will host performances by piano users Poppy Ackroyd, Marina Baranova and Florian Christl.

Commenting on the event as a whole, Frahm says: “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”.

Tickets for the Milton Court event go on sale this Friday. More info here.

For more on Piano Day as a whole, click here.