Piano Day also in Poznan
Piano Day, a annual worldwide event founded by german pianist Nils Frahm, takes place on the 88th day of the year – in 2017 it’s the 29th March – because of the number of keys on the instrument being celebrated. The aim of the day is to create a platform for piano related projects in order to promote the development of musical dimensions and to continue sharing the centuries-old joy of playing piano.
“Why does the world need a Piano Day? For many reasons. But mostly, because it doesn’t hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around it: performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers and most important, the listener.” – says Nils Frahm
As part of the Piano Day we will invite Michal Kmieciak, composer and pianist from Poznan. This time he will perform without an accompanying string section, with the premiere, solo material, and the whole concert will be filmed and broadcast on the Internet.
- We plan to have a lot of concerts promoting my latest album "Love Lost". But I decided to celebrate the Day Piano in different than all the other performance event, with new solo material, which mainly was not yet performed before – says the artist.
Album "Love Lost" was released in 2016 and reacived many good reviews. Contains nine melancholic songs kept in a film music and contemporary classical. Melancholy, full of extreme emotions compositions have been defined as "music for the film, which does not yet exist."
Among the biggest inspirations, Michal Kmieciak lists the works of such artists as Ludovico Einaudi, Ólafur Arnalds, Max Richter, Dustin O'Halloran and Nils Frahm, the creator of Piano Day. Festival of piano music is celebrated 3 years in 88th day of the year, because there are so many keys a piano. This includes not only concerts, but also a variety of artistic projects centered around the piano theme.
An eyewitness to this special Michal Kmieciak concert can be anyone - admission to the concert, which will take place in „Scena na Pietrze” on 29 March at. 20:00, it is free!