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Waterford International Piano Day March 29th 2019
with Emotion in Motion
Waterford for the third consecutive year joins the world wide Piano Day events on the 88th day of the year to celebrate 88 keys of a piano. Just like in previous years, note Piano Day on 29th March.
Piano Day in Waterford will feature a custom made E-motion Piano which will bring emotional awareness with a trail of musical notes. Thomas Mearon will set emotions in motion with soothing music during a lunchtime recital in the foyer of University Hospital Waterford. This event is kindly co-hosted by Waterford Healing Arts Trust.
Keep your ears peeled for Josė Salum, a pianist from Mexico, as he leaves an emotional trail around the city centre. E-motion Piano will move and move you with piano music.
And to continue the tradition, a community piano will be placed in John Roberts Square inviting people of all ages and abilities to play it.
This is a great opportunity for aspiring and emerging pianists to jam as performances will be live streamed, reaching a wider audience this year. Killian Browne from a local funk band Backroad Smokers Club is going to entrance the public again with improvised tunes and well known classics, so make sure you swing by!
The grand piano finale of Piano Day will feature an array of artists headlined by Marian Ingoldsby, a well-established musician and composer with work commissioned by i.e. RTÈ National Symphony Orchestra and the Dublin International Piano Competition. Marian will play classical and improvised pieces accompanied by a lyrical dance artist Jess Rowell. The audience will witness an enthralling collaboration between Brian Dillon, a member of the widely acclaimed experimental band Meltybrains?, alongside an experimental dancer Enda Moran from Core Creations.
This will be preceded by a performance from Doug Lowe on the piano accompanied by Ian McHardy on the cello.
Tickets to the Large Room concert:
€20 on the door
Piano Day 2019 in Waterford is funded by Waterford City and County Council and is supported by Waterford Music, Waterford Healing Arts Trust, Waterford in Your Pocket, Comeragh Pianos and Wild Rover