2020 already shows a jam packed Public Piano calendar, but our piano spotting is never done!
Finding new Public Pianos to play anywhere in the world can be painstaking at times. Annual multi-piano festivals are – comparably – easy to find, provided they get preannounced in English, Spanish, French or German language. Some get published in Japanese (e.g. Kunitachi Tokyo 2018), but are open for searches on key-words in English, lucky us! Some others though only get published in let’s say Chinese/Cantonese (e.g. Shanghai 2019), those are a bit tougher without translated searches or – in that particular case – help from a befriended native speaker.
Single, small scale initiatives though are tough to find without your help! Even if someone posts footage on social media from playing a piano in a local library, there’s a few questions before we decide to nominate a piano in our listings:
- Can we pinpoint the piano to an address or geocode?
- Are we 100% sure it’s like Birmingham (UK) or could it be Birmingham (US-AL) after all?
- Who put the piano there, could we contact someone to get confirmation?
- Is it – according to OUR definitions – a Public Piano or was it just open for that performance (hello Marcie Castro 😀 )?
- Is that piano still there, or a are we chasing a ghost from the past?
We’re happy to have added a few dozens of pianos to our listings during winter hibernation 2019–2020, but the work is never done and your help is always appreciated for new pianos!
Europe – (in fact all in Germany)
Searching our website helps 😊
For those of you that visit our website and search for pianos in a certain place, those can be interesting leads towards new listings on our site. Let’s see a few examples resulting from your searches from just last week (in alphabetical order):
- Amsterdam – Already listed but lots more articles, mainly in Dutch
- Aruba – no findings yet
- Birmingham – Bullring & Grand Central Station
- Calgary – Sunnyside Calgary (vandalism 🙁 )
- Detroit – Downtown Royal Oak (vandalism 🙁 )
- Dublin – no findings yet
- Florida West Palm Beach – no findings yet
- Hamburg – Annual Hamburg Bergedorf
- Los Angeles – no findings yet
- Mainz – Not sure it’s still there…
- Moscow – Russian Cyrillic doens’t help
- Spain Marbella – no findings yet
- Stockholm – no findings yet
- Tokyo – no findings, other than TMG and Kunitachi
For now, stay safe, enjoy playing and thanks for your help all!