Three-week piano festival in Cleveland, including pop-up concert-truck performances

Posted on: July 26, 2022

“Piano Days is coming to Cleveland. The festival comes courtesy of the folks behind the quadrennial Cleveland International Piano Competition,” writes Marc Bona in Thursday’s (7/24) Plain Dealer (Cleveland). “Piano Days will be held at assorted venues today through Aug. 14. Over its three-week run, pop-up concerts via a concert truck are set and multiple performances … are scheduled throughout the region. Many events are free…. Director Marissa Moore stressed, … ‘We’re really trying to showcase the piano as really diverse.’ … Moore, a Cleveland native who played flute in the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra … said performances will include trivia-night themed social events and musical comedy…. Classical, rock and jazz pianists will be part of the program, which fits the musical interests of Yaron Kohlberg perfectly. Kohlberg is one half of [Israeli-Palestinian piano pair] Duo Amal and also the president of Piano Cleveland…. The Cleveland International Piano Competition was moved from 2020 to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. In 2020, a virtual piano competition was held for artist relief. The next CIPC is set for 2024. A Young Artist competition in partnership with Cleveland Institute of Music and Lang Lang Foundation is set for 2023.”