Online piano recitals to watch on World Piano Day

Celebrate World Piano Day with livestreamed concerts and recitals from across the world

Published: March 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

Family concerts


Turner Sims concert hall in Southampton is hosting a free online family concert at 3pm. Pianist and composer Sarah Nicholls plays the Inside-Out Piano, a grand piano opened up so the audience can see right inside it.

Virtual festivals

Deutsche Grammophon’s pianists are joining forces for World Piano Day via the record label’s YouTube and Facebook platforms. Pianists set to feature in the recital include Víkingur Ólafsson, Daniil Trifonov, Maria João Pires, Evgeny Kissin, Jan Lisiecki, Rudolf Buchbinder, Kit Armstrong, Simon Ghraichy and Joep Beving. The stream will begin at 3pm CET and will be available for a limited time afterwards.

On Sunday, Sonoraspace is hosting a virtual piano festival on its website at 7pm CET, with 10 pianists performing. To join the event as a viewer, click 'Join the Virtual Piano Festival' and you will receive a direct link to the livestream.

Piano recitals


Pianist Igor Levit is broadcasting nightly ‘House Concerts’ on Twitter.


Freya ParrDigital Editor and Staff Writer, BBC Music Magazine

Freya Parr is BBC Music Magazine's Digital Editor and Staff Writer. She has also written for titles including the Guardian, Circus Journal, Frankie and Suitcase Magazine, and runs The Noiseletter, a fortnightly arts and culture publication. Freya's main areas of interest and research lie in 20th-century and contemporary music.

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