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&Piano Music Festival 2023 May 6th-21st

Events for the &Piano Music Festival 2023 have been announced and this year – our 5th year anniversary since our first festival – we have so many exciting events, featuring some fantastic artists lined up that everyone can enjoy – from West End Olivier-award nominated actress Emma Williams, to Piano Quintet ‘Avenue Ensemble’, featuring musicians […]

Apply now to be part of our Young Musician Showcase 2023!

Are you a musician aged 16-21 who lives or studies in Kirklees or Calderdale? &Piano wants to hear from you! Since 2020 – at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic – &Piano launched its first annual Young Musician Showcase, which gave 10 talented performers from around our region the opportunity to perform to a live virtual […]

‘Music for a While’ on March 24th at 7:30pm

In an exciting first-time collaboration with the Huddersfield Literature Festival and as part of the Kirklees Year of Music 2023, join us at The Civic, Slaithwaite, for an evening of songs featuring words and poetry exploring the theme of music, and the constant power and influence it has had on our lives for generations. Music has […]

&Piano delivers its first Schools Performance Tour around Kirklees & Calderdale

Thanks to the generous support of the Liz & Terry Bramall Foundation, &Piano delivered it’s very first Schools Performance Tour around Huddersfield and Halifax, presenting secondary school students with the opportunity to listen to live classical music performed by locally based professional musicians actively working in the industry. This project is the start of what […]

&Piano 2022 Festival is done!

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity for &P HQ – three weekends filled with fantastic music making by amazing musicians – and it’s been great to get back to some live music making with fantastic audiences. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along to support, […]

&Piano Festival 2022 dates announced

Over two years since our last festival, we’re delighted to announce that the &Piano Music Festival is back, returning with a wonderful mix of music featuring fantastic performers over three weekends. In addition to our three main events – Musical Theatre on Sunday 1st May at 3pm, Song on Friday 6th May at 7:30pm and […]

Watch &Piano’s Town Hall Sessions 2021

Earlier this year &Piano was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to record in the wonderful Huddersfield Town Hall – a venue usually bustling with activity from concerts to wedding receptions. To help us get ready for action, starting to prepare to come back to live performances, as well as to help whet your musical […]

Our Young Musician Showcase 2021 is live!

After receiving plenty of excellent applications, our Young Musician Showcase for 2021 is here! Check out the video below to hear nine wonderful performances from talented young musicians from across Kirklees and Calderdale. If you are, or know of a talented, passionate young musician who would like to apply for next year’s Young Musician Showcase […]

Applications are open to be part of our Young Musician Showcase 2021

Are you a musician aged 15-21 who lives or studies in Kirklees or Calderdale? &Piano wants to hear from you! Last year, in the middle of the first lockdown, &Piano held its first Young Musician Showcase, which gave 10 talented performers from around our region the opportunity to perform to a live virtual audience. On the […]

Merry Christmas from &Piano

We know that 2020 has been a particularly challenging year for many people, including ourselves. We’ve had to adapt quickly, change our plans, learn new skills – and so many things, including our events, have been cancelled. So we’re delighted to be able to share with you two recordings we’ve produced, recorded in the beautiful […]

Watch our Vocal livestream & download your digital programme here!

Join us for our second livestream – our vocal event featuring Bass-Baritone Neil Balfour for a short programme of songs that document his experience of the national lockdown in 2020. Owing to technical issues that we unfortunately experienced last Friday in our first livestream, this event is pre-recorded earlier in the day – so there […]

Announcing two livestream performances for Sept 2020

Today, we’re delighted to be able to share with you a little bit of good news…we may not be going ahead with our usual September festival, but we are, however, really excited to be able to announce that we’ll be offering TWO live-streamed performances at 7:30pm, one on Friday 18th September & another on Saturday 26th September, marking what would have been […]

Reactions to our Digital Young Musician Showcase

As we approach September and what would have been our 3rd festival, we wanted to look back briefly and share with you some of the reactions we had to our Young Musician Showcase, which despite being put together at short notice after the cancellation of our fundraising gala, received some fantastic feedback from all those […]

&Piano launches ’88 Keys’ Friends scheme

During our online concert on Saturday, &Piano was thrilled to announce the launch of our new friends scheme – ’88 Keys’. It’s a way for followers of the festival to support us even more, by sponsoring a key on our special ‘&Piano’ Piano! A traditional piano has 88 keys, and so we’re offering them all […]

Did you watch our live stream concert? Catch up on it again right here!

Our livestream concert was a huge success! It took a lot of hard work to put it together, but it was huge fun! Were you there on Saturday? If you missed us – don’t worry! You can watch it all again right here! If you feel like offering a donation to our young festival, you […]