World Pianist Day is a celebration that celebrates pianists, their achievements and talent. It is celebrated every year on November 8, because the music that has passed through the centuries, as well as the musicians who carried it through time, are worthy of respect and a personal holiday.
This holiday is dedicated not just to a musical instrument and a musician who became the conductor of a melody, it is dedicated to the emotions that music evokes in the soul of every person. The sound of the piano makes hearts tremble, rejoice, and grieve. In order to evoke a whole kaleidoscope of emotions in the listeners, pianists use different styles of playing – classical, blues, jazz.
As a rule, modern pianists do not write music themselves, but only study and perform existing works. Pianists in the 19th century created real masterpieces that formed a whole layer of classical melodies for the piano.
- One of the most outstanding musicians in the history of music is Mozart, he is called the first concert pianist. Also of great cultural value are the works of Chopin, Brahms, Rachmaninov, Liszt.
- Today, classical pianists practice accompaniment or devote themselves to solo careers.
- Jazz pianists always perform in a group, their playing is more free and atmospheric. Famous musicians – Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Duke Ellington.
- The structure of the piano has up to 230 steel strings, each capable of withstanding a tension of 168 tons.
- The keys for the first pianos were made of ivory and ebony.
How to celebrate
Visit a piano music concert, enjoy the sound of the instrument. Watch a film dedicated to a famous musician, there are enough such film masterpieces. One of the most famous is The Pianist. Take some piano lessons, it’s incredible when your hands touch the keys and produce a beautiful melody.
When is World Pianist Day celebrated in 2022?
World Pianist Day is observed on November 8 each year.